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The inspirational story of Marta Becket: 76-yr old singer, writer, dancer, painter, visionary, and her creation Amargosa. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Paul Becker ... Himself
Marta Becket ... Herself

Ray Bradbury ... Himself
Omar Felix ... Himself
Paul Lyday ... Himself

Mary McDonnell ... Narrator (voice)
Tom Willett ... Himself

Directed by
Todd Robinson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Todd Robinson 

Produced by
Kenneth A. Carlson .... producer
Traci Robinson .... executive producer
Sidney Sherman .... producer
Original Music by
Randy Miller 
Cinematography by
Curt Apduhan 
Film Editing by
Clarinda Wong 
Sound Department
Ken King .... production sound mixer
Roland N. Thai .... production sound mixer
Roland N. Thai .... supervising sound editor
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Craig I. Burns .... grip
Daniel Canamar .... crane operator
Andre de Castilho .... camera loader
Frank Q. Dobbs .... additional cinematographer
Bruce Alan Greene .... Steadicam operator
Randy Hodges .... key grip
Douglas S. Holgate .... camera operator: second unit
Tom Holm .... best boy
Kurt Jones .... Steadicam operator
Kent Turansky .... gaffer
Ryan Jay .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Steve Madigan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Todd Robinson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
P.J. Marsiglia .... colorist
Chris Regan .... color timer (as Christopher Regan)
Heather K. Weide .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Vaughn .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Frank Q. Dobbs .... technical consultant
David Gene Gibbs .... helicopter pilot
Leah Bathe .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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93 min

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The soundtrack was provided by indie-singer/songwriter, Amy Cook. Director Todd Robinson discovered her when he entered the kitchen on location one morning and heard Amy's demo CD playing on production assistant's stereo. The production assistant, Leah Bathe, is a good friend of Amy Cook.See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good documentary, 22 October 2002
Author: drosse67 from Virginia

I probably would not have checked this movie out had I not stumbled upon the Amargosa Opera House near Death Valley a few years ago.

I'm glad I did as the artist's story was compelling and quite touching. The film went into directions that were unexpected, and not specifically related to her art--like the ghosts of the old hotel and Marta Becket's love of animals. These diversions made the film more engrossing, although those who felt Marta was too self-absorbed probably gave up on the film long before these segments. A documentary is only as good as its subject and this one is fortunate to have someone who I found to be fascinating.

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