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A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

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Wayne Coyne: A couple of hundred years ago we probably would've been pirates, or something. We would've got on some ship and sailed off somewhere and met a bunch of crazy people and did some crazy things.
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We Sing to the Oracle
Written by The Flaming Lips
EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Great intimate film
23 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film, and one can tell that it's definitely a labor of love.

I must say that I was disturbed by the drug use scene with Stephen. However, this is because I am a former addict. But I still think it was unnecessary to be so graphic; but he truly shares the perils of heroin addiction in the most real way.

I do wonder how the movie will turn out. I can't believe the amount of energy Wayne possesses toward his projects. I found him to be a great role model (I am an artist myself, and quite lazy by comparison).

Only one more complaint. Like in many documentaries, they will tease you with the beginning of a wonderful song, then speak over it, or cut away. I could have used less talk and more music, since this is what the documentary is ultimately about; well beside their lives and the creative process.

I highly recommend this film. Oh, and yes, it is a bit too long; but it only proves how engaged the filmmaker is in the project.


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