American Masters (1985– )
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Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart 


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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Episode credited cast:
Lou Reed ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bowie ... Himself
David Byrne ... Himself
John Cale ... Himself
Joe Dallesandro ... Himself
Václav Havel ... Himself
Penn Jillette ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself
Sterling Morrison Sterling Morrison ... Himself
Nico ... Herself (archive footage)
Patti Smith ... Herself
David A. Stewart ... Himself
Maureen Tucker Maureen Tucker ... Herself
Suzanne Vega ... Herself
Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)


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Release Date:

29 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lou Reed: Kardia apo rock and roll See more »

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All the interviewees appear on screen one by one, staring at the camera in the style of a Warhol 'screen test': most of them crack up. See more »

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A Good Documentary Until Lou Himself Jumps The Shark
15 October 2007 | by wadechurtonSee all my reviews

The other comments here mention the documentary's crucial historical omissions and gloss-overs, but it is worth adding that the final third is also something of a chore to watch. It is not the treatment of events, but the subject himself and principally his growing artistic pretensions which makes for sometimes risible viewing (the footage of the 'Timerocker' show looks very, very silly indeed). Before he gets too 'art and lit' however, this DVD presents a fine collection of Lou footage and amusing interviews well worth an eight out of ten rating. A pity he's such a tedious old master now, but at least he's still here to tell the tale.

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