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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, drug content, and language including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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5 May 2006 (UK)  »

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Daniel Johnston találkozása az ördöggel  »

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$23,192 (USA) (31 March 2006)

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$332,261 (USA) (11 August 2006)
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Daniel Johnston: I never met a girl I didn't meet.
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References The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941) See more »

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Marching Guitars
Written by Daniel Johnston
Performed by Daniel Johnston
Published by Eternal Yip Eye Music (BMI)
Administered by BUG Music Publishing
Courtesy of the Johnston Family Archive
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Legendary song-writer's battles with his manic depression which gives him delusions of the devil that haunts his life.
27 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the SXSW movie festival. This movie portrays the legendary song-writer (fans of his consist of: Sonic Youth, Curt Cobain, Beck, etc.), Daniel Johnston's roller-coaster life: through his early recordings in his basement to being on MTV to his battles with manic depression(which caused him to have delusions) to his art and comics and ending up in mental hospitals. Throughout the movie the film looks at Daniel's life through friends and family. Honestly, even if you aren't a fan you'd enjoy it. Even the way it was filmed and put together is so unique it was amazing to watch. A must see for any Daniel Johnston fan.


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