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Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson (1986)



Credited cast:
Herself / Fenway Bergamot / The Voice of Reason
Joy Askew ...
Adrian Belew ...
Himself (Guitar and Vocals)
Richard Landry ...
Himself (Horns and Winds)
Paula Mazur ...
Game Show Hostess
Dolette McDonald ...
Herself (Vocals)
Won-sang Park ...
Himself (Kayageum and Voice) (as Won Sang Park)
Herself (Vocals)
David Van Tieghem ...
Himself (Percussion)

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25 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Home of the Brave  »

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$1,250,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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[first lines]
Laurie Anderson: Good evening. - Now, I am no mathematician, but I'd like to talk about just couple of numbers that have really been bothering me lately. And they are: zero and one.
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Language Is A Virus
Written by Laurie Anderson, Roma Baran, David Van Tieghem and William S. Burroughs
Performed by Laurie Anderson
Produced by Nile Rodgers
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A unique concert film
6 October 2001 | by (Haddonfield, NJ) – See all my reviews

It's hard to imagine anyone else writing, directing and visualizing a film quite like this. Essentially a record of Laurie Anderson's "Mister Heartbreak" tour, this concert film is mostly comprised of songs and music with a smattering of spoken word pieces thrown in for good measure. Her more recent concerts have been a bit more subdued, so this is a good chance to see her with all the bells and whistles (so to speak).

As for the performances, Anderson is radiant and off-the-wall as usual, and her back-up band is top-notch, including such talented players as Adrian Belew, David Van Tieghem and Joy Askew (with whom Anderson shares an amusing phone call in the middle of the show). And William S. Burroughs even waltzes through from time to time.

Recommended for Laurie Anderson fans, and -- along with her "Collected Videos" -- could make her some new ones.

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