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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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Cast

Cast overview:
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock ... Himself
Deni Bonet Deni Bonet ... Herself
Tim Keegan Tim Keegan ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Robin Hitchcock sti vitrina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,803, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,073, 22 November 1998
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Clinica Estetico See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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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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You and Oblivion
Composed by Robyn Hitchcock
Courtesy of August 23rd Music
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Dull, harsh & off key
2 June 2013 | by argylefarmSee all my reviews

Yes, Awful. Dated by the time I see this. Our singer in a self indulgent rant about things gone by. Thankfuly warned ahead of time by our opening credits that there will be 15 songs. Better to have been sung in his personal shower. Off key voice that cracks and scratches it's way through some of the most awfully written lyrics. The music in a basic form, any high schooler could follow.

Not impressed to say the least, a complete waste of my time. Smallish, unseen audience, must be close family and friends because someone is clapping after the songs. The onlookers in the background are amusing, but then the curtain closes and we see Hitchcock in a dark, candlelight setting rambling on about who knows what, and then you start to miss the actual entertainment from the street side of things.

Hair whipping? Really? His hair is short and has enough hairspray to hold back a gale force wind, yet he's trying to flip something from his face?

His in between song ramblings I could clearly do without. Is this some kind of British humor? I just didn't get it. His tidbits of personal reflection I could do without. Could have shaved off painful minutes if it was left on the cutting room floor. I can clearly see why I've never heard of this guy and his act. And why it grossed $3,000 at a box office? Must have been that set of close family and friends watching the movie to see if they were in it?

Sorry, this one's a loser.


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