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Documentary about singer songwriter Nick Drake. The film traces his life story through his friends and colleagues vague memories of him, but all they have is an impression of someone they never really new.
A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and in London, then back to his parents' home in Tanworth. His parents describe his habits and personality. Two friends and the producer, arranger, sound engineer, and photographer for his three albums comment. His mother, a musician and poet, is an early influence. His quiet folk style made his one tour a disaster. His lack of success and gradual withdrawal end with his death at 26. Eleven of his recordings play on the soundtrack, usually as we see his room, a city, or the Warwickshire countryside. Written by
very well done, moody documentary. It showed one time only in Boston, a couple of years ago.. felt lucky to go. My questions 1) is it available anywhere in the world on DVD or VHS. Netflix has it in there catalog, but does not actually carry it. 2)the movie also features the music of Nicks mother, Molly Drake. The tapes they played were extremely haunting...absolutely beautiful.. does anyone out there know if her music is available. as far as the film..good luck trying to see it.... there isn't much i can say about ND or his life that his sister, friends, and colleagues can't....
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