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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:10 pm 
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https://vimeo.com/171767540

My mistake, Ed Seeman footage but I knew I'd seen it somewhere

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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
mystery solved.
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That is Arthur Brown.......
That was my second choice. I should have further pursued it. Thanks. :oops:


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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
thenoisydrum wrote:
That is Arthur Brown.......
That was my second choice. I should have further pursued it. Thanks. :oops:
This was important to me because I'm building the IMDb page for the film. I've entered most of the closing credits, except for some of the "thanks" credits at the end. I was even able to identify three of our forum members receiving "Special Thanks" in the closing credits. I've only seen the first 45-50 minutes of the film, so far. I've entered as much of the uncredited archived cast members (like Arthur Brown) as I could identify. It's a slow process that's taking a few days. I've also entered movie and tv references up to that point. Posting the music will be the last part that I'll get to.

Here's what the page looks like, at this point :arrow: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881578/reference

Can someone confirm moving film footage of Lowell George?


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Nice! You made it!

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Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
Mr. Nice Guy wrote:
thenoisydrum wrote:
That is Arthur Brown.......
That was my second choice. I should have further pursued it. Thanks. :oops:
This was important to me because I'm building the IMDb page for the film. I've entered most of the closing credits, except for some of the "thanks" credits at the end. I was even able to identify three of our forum members receiving "Special Thanks" in the closing credits. I've only seen the first 45-50 minutes of the film, so far. I've entered as much of the uncredited archived cast members (like Arthur Brown) as I could identify. It's a slow process that's taking a few days. I've also entered movie and tv references up to that point. Posting the music will be the last part that I'll get to.

Here's what the page looks like, at this point :arrow: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881578/reference

Can someone confirm moving film footage of Lowell George?


Do you know where he would be in the film, or are you asking someone if they know? I can look.


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I framed by framed the Mothers stuff until Flo and Eddie. I didn't see Lowell George anywhere.


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Acclaimed Frank Zappa documentary set to arrive to Australian cinemas next month

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Words by Will Brewster

ZAPPA opens domestically on February the 18th.

A documentary film tracing the life and career of pivotal 20th century artist Frank Zappa has been confirmed for Australian cinemas in February.

Directed by Alex Winter of Bill & Ted fame, ZAPPA will receive its Australian premiere on February 18. It’s the first all-access documentary to be authorised by the late musician’s estate, with the film showcasing an intimate portrait of the seminal guitarist and industry iconoclast with the help of his family members and close collaborators.

Pieced together from thousands of hours of unreleased footage and boxes of tapes that have been stowed away in Zappa’s family home since his death, ZAPPA will tell the story of how Frank Zappa helped to shape the American avant-garde movement of the 1960s and go on to shake the music industry with his radical views on censorship and artistic integrity.

Featuring exclusive interviews and never-before-seen live footage, the acclaimed film will also aim to showcase the genius of Zappa’s genre-bending guitar playing and idiosyncratic songwriting, as well as the stories of his collaborations with contemporaries such Captain Beefheart and Steve Vai.

Watch the trailer for the film below, and keep your eyes peeled to your local cinema for upcoming times.

https://mixdownmag.com.au/news/acclaime ... ext-month/

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For those of us in Engerland - The Zappa movie was briefly reviewed by Mark Kermode on the BBC news channels film review .
Will soon be available on iplayer .

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:07 pm 
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Guardian had a review.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:34 am 
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NME review
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It's hard to pick 5 albums. But I guess I would always include One Size Fits All and Hot Rats, no matter what number you want to limit it to.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:38 pm 
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Watched about 40 min so far. So far so good. Bunk Ian et al are pretty old and decrepit looking by now, much like the 65 plus folks I got vaccinated with. Then Mike Keneally, first younger survivor, comes on to explain album cover art.

Second 40 min: 200 Motels movie set is there, but it just comes in as a prop behind interviews. Bickford follows, in a bit of detail. Claymation is next, also used throughout film in very short bits.


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Finished last 30 min. I'm quite happy with this. Knowing it was 2 hours, I was quite happy with the interview bits. There are more of them than there are music clips. The family/Moon part was quite cute. Despite the fact MTV was involved.

Misses opportunities with soundtrack: Kronos Quartet doing None Of The Above.

The last 10 min with Ensemble Modern gives a bit more of the music. The entire 80s part gives a rather stunted idea of the music.


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I thought it was OK. I would have liked to see more about Zappa the guitar vituoso and less about claymation.


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Tero wrote:
It's hard to pick 5 albums. But I guess I would always include One Size Fits All and Hot Rats, no matter what number you want to limit it to.
Limit it to one.

It would probably cause me permanent psychological harm, but if I was forced to choose, I'd go for Hot Rats and my heart is breaking just saying that out loud. It would be like trying to choose between two stylistically different bands, both of which you love.

Addendum: I meant that, if I was forced to choose between One Size Fits All and Hot Rats, I'd probably take Hot Rats, not that I would be choosing between One Size Fits All and Hot Rats if I was being asked to choose a favourite FZ album out of all of his work.

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Hot Rats probably wouldn't be in my top 30.


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Yeah, I lost track in that last post, I was meaning to give the choice if I was forced to choose between One Size Fits All and Hot Rats, in terms of how I feel about FZ's range of composition. If I was forced to choose between Roxy And Elsewhere and Hot Rats, I'd choose Roxy And Elsewhere. I generally think about these sorts of questions on a case by case basis, for example, I've never really sat down and tried to isolate a top ten. Roxy And Elsewhere is probably a number one contender for me, but I couldn't really nail that down. And it's complicated by other questions, for example, One Size Fits All might not be my favourite album, but Inca Roads is definitely one of my favourite tracks.

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Around 2015 I went from a top 50 to a top 100.....

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One Size Fits All would do it for me. It has vocals.


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Finally got round to watching the Zappa movie and must say i enjoyed it very much .
Great interviews and lots of unexpected footage .
Very hard to watch Ruth Underwood in tears without filling up myself .
Very happy to see my name in the "special thanks" section
Loads of stuff covered but 50 x as much not covered .
We need a Game of Thrones sized box set to fill in the missing stuff if you fancy it Mr Winter ?
All those in favour say AYE

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Now Streaming on Hulu!

https://www.hulu.com/watch/a3d996df-569c-4e33-be35-f18667a8dd1c

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cory1984 wrote:
Now Streaming on Hulu!


great. thanks! 8)

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cory1984 wrote:
Now Streaming on Hulu!


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great. thanks! 8)


so, I got hulu free for a month a while back, so I could watch this movie. watched it twice.

I thought it was good. not great, but good. hopefully, it can get people who don't know too much about zappa, to get more interested in him.

I wish that it would have been longer, and I would have liked even more interviews with old band members. but, it was ok.

ruth underwood was great. 8)

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it showed up here on a documentary channel and now lives on my set top box along with the Roxy Movie,
for my instant gratification, while others are deciding what to watch.....

Ruth and Joe's the Black Page is high on the watch list.....

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