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The Nomi Song (2004)

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Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper, he would serenade the staff after the 'real' performances were over)... See full summary »

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Andrew Horn

Writer:

Andrew Horn
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Klaus Nomi Klaus Nomi ... Self (archive footage)
Ann Magnuson ... Self
Gabriele Lafari ... Self
David McDermott David McDermott ... Self
Page Wood Page Wood ... Self
Tony Frere ... Self
Man Parrish Man Parrish ... Self
Kristian Hoffman Kristian Hoffman ... Self
Ron Johnsen Ron Johnsen ... Self
Kenny Scharf Kenny Scharf ... Self
Anthony Scibelli Anthony Scibelli ... Self
Alan Platt Alan Platt ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adrian Adrian ... Self (as Boy Adrian)
Joey Arias ... Self
Calvin Churchman Calvin Churchman ... Self
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Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper, he would serenade the staff after the 'real' performances were over) the diminutive Klaus Nomi headed for NYC in 1972. The vibrant New Wave/avant-garde gestalt of the mid/late '70's East Village proved to be fertile ground for the development of his unique talents. Working by day as a high-end pastry chef, Nomi began to stage his outlandish performances, first launching himself upon an unsuspecting public at the New Wave Vaudeville in 1978. The hip and cynical young audience was stunned by this weird combination of falsetto arias, booming classical orchestration, Kraftwerk-style electronica, futuristic costumes and outer space imagery. An odd assortment of artists, choreographers, designers, songwriters and musicians jumped on to the Nomi bandwagon and the phenomenon began to take off - first attracting thousands to South Manhattan events (including performances at ... Written by George Darley

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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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We Ended Up
Words and Music by Lance Loud
Performed by The Mumps
© Gothic Novelty Music (ASCAP) 1974
With thanks to Pat Loud
Recording courtesy of Eggbert Records
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Boy Adrian mutant dance
28 September 2005 | by paulweeks-1See all my reviews

We very much enjoyed this movie and it expanded our enjoyment of Klaus Nomi. We already had the "Encore" album and were fans. Of course, seeing Klaus is very much part of the experience. To see him speaking and to hear others reminisce about him added a very nice personal touch. On the extras there is a video of Boy Adrian's mutant dance. Way cool. It reminded us of Ray Harryhausen animations for films in the '50s, such as The Seven Voyages of Sinbad. Hearing Klaus's wonderfully weird vocals and seeing that performance were something. I wonder if anyone knows what became of Boy Adrian? Lovely DVD. We're going to rent it again now to listen to the commentary after reading about that in this message board.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 March 2005 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,510, 6 February 2005

Gross USA:

$74,631

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,631
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Dolby SR

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