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Storefront Hitchcock (1998)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Music | 27 March 1998 (USA)
Rock-music lover and feature-film director Jonathan Demme takes on eccentric British singer-songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock, in an ambitious concert film. Setting up a stage in a New York ... See full summary »

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Robyn Hitchcock ...
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Deni Bonet ...
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Rock-music lover and feature-film director Jonathan Demme takes on eccentric British singer-songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock, in an ambitious concert film. Setting up a stage in a New York storefront, Hitchcock plays with his back to the glass, while an audience looks on inside and passersby view the action through the window. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language
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$1,803 (USA) (20 November 1998)

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$3,073 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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[introducing "The Yip! Song"]
Robyn Hitchcock: And while we're on this kind of a roll, this is the most upbeat song I've ever written. It's about death from cancer.
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Both times the film's title is shown, it is printed backwards, as if being viewed on the reverse of a storefront window. See more »

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I Don't Remember Guildford
Composed by Robyn Hitchcock
Courtesy of August 23rd Music
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Literate English eccentric performance a must
22 February 2001 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

Robyn Hitchcock is an eccentric, literate, musical survivor. His elliptical lyrics shrink his potential audience, and his success as a musician requires an effective connection between performer and audience. This film steps in to enhance that connection, boosting the effectiveness of Hitchcock's music in exactly the right way.

This is an intimate performance that requires concentrated attention. Where Talking Heads stimulate your brain while activating your dancing shoes, Hitchcock teases, confounds, and animates your brain while stealing your heart. He's also an entertaining acoustic and electric guitarist.

Mr. Demme, may I humbly suggest a Jazz Butcher film next?


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