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Alan Zweig investigates the wacky world of record collecting.

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Alan Zweig Alan Zweig ... Himself
Harvey Pekar ... Himself
Don McKellar ... Himself
Alan Williams ... Himself
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Bruce La Bruce Bruce La Bruce ... Himself
Guy Maddin
DJ Nav DJ Nav ... Himself
Geoff Pevere Geoff Pevere
Daniel Richler Daniel Richler ... Himself
Glen Salter Glen Salter ... Himself
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Alan Zweig investigates the wacky world of record collecting.

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Canada

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5 May 2000 (Canada) See more »

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Over The Rainbow
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
Performed by John Martyn
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Odd confessional about obsession, not records
18 June 2007 | by chrisw-3See all my reviews

Like Harvey Pekar, but wish he was more of a whiny, uninteresting looser? The real Harvey Pekar is in this film for comparison, so you can see for yourself.

The subjects being interviewed would have been far more interesting in the hands of an interviewer with some empathy, and who didn't have the same obsession. As it is, he lacks the necessary distance from the subject to provide a decent overview. There is definitely a documentary to be made about this subject, but for the most part this film could be used by someone else as a template for how not to make that documentary.

Several points taken away for a breathtakingly cringe-worthy "girlfriend interview" and end titles that sacrifice readability for "style".


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