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The Devil and Daniel Johnston ()


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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

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Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laurie Allen ...
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Brian Beattie ...
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David Fair ...
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Jad Fair ...
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Don Goede ...
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Sally Johnston Reid ...
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Bill Johnston ...
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Dick Johnston ...
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Mabel Johnston ...
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Margie Johnston ...
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Ken Lieck ...
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Kathy McCarty ...
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Jason Nightmare ...
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John Pochna ...
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Jeff Tartakov ...
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David Thornberry ...
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Peter Zaremba ...
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Blair Sterrett ...
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Directed by

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Jeff Feuerzeig

Written by

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Jeff Feuerzeig ... ()

Produced by

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David Donaldson ... coordinating producer: Post Logic Studios
Ted Hope ... executive producer
Henry S. Rosenthal ... producer

Music by

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Daniel Johnston

Cinematography by

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Fortunato Procopio ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tyler Hubby

Editorial Department

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Jeff Feuerzeig ... additional editor
Nathaniel Fregoso ... assistant editor
Ed Fuller ... additional editor
Anne Hall ... assistant editor
Matthew W. Johnson ... iq artist: Post Logic Studios
Nelson Mah ... film scanner: Post Logic Studios
Brett S. McCarthy ... assistant editor (as Brett McCarthy)
Michael Underwood ... digital colorist: Post Logic Studios (as Mike Underwood)

Art Direction by

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Gregg Gibbs
Jill McGraw

Production Management

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Andrew Troy ... post-production manager

Art Department

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Candace Cole ... graphic designer
Kiara Geller ... art department
Timothy Georgarakis ... graphic designer
Gregg Gibbs ... art department
Jill McGraw ... art department
Eric Myerson ... graphic designer
Chris Rogers ... art department (as Christopher Rogers)
Hanna Rogers ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Ethan Andrus ... sound mixer
Wayne Bell ... sound recordist
Adam Joseph ... sound recordist
James Lebrecht ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Dan Olmsted ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Sperry ... consultant: dolby sound (as Dan Speery)
Allie Sultan ... assistant sound editor (as Alison Sultan)
Patti Tauscher ... supervising sound editor
Dennis Towns ... sound recordist
Andrew Troy ... sound mixer / sound recordist

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Joseph Bailey ... lead 2D artist: Big Red Pixel
Tarn Fox ... digital compositor: Big Red Pixel
John G. Kirby ... lead 3D artist: Big Red Pixel (as John Kirby)
Jonah Loop ... visual effects producer: Big Red Pixel
Robert Rossello ... visual effects supervisor: Big Red Pixel

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gabriel Aguilar ... electrician / grip
Karl Alexander ... electrician / grip
Jessica Attel ... electrician / grip
Kent Baker ... electrician / grip
Yves Beauvais ... still photographer
Pat Blashill ... still photographer
Jutta Brandt ... still photographer
Harry Clark ... assistant camera (as Harry Clark Jr.) / camera operator: additional photography (as Harry Clark Jr.)
Jasper Daley ... still photographer
Monica Dee ... still photographer
Peter Donavan ... assistant camera
Steve Double ... still photographer
Casey Dunn ... electrician / grip
Mátyás Erdély ... camera operator: additional photography (as Matyas Erdely)
David Fair ... still photographer
Rob Featherstone ... camera operator: additional photography
Jeff Feuerzeig ... camera operator: additional photography / still photographer
Bob Finley III ... electrician (as Robert Finley) / grip (as Robert Finley)
Niles J. Fuller ... still photographer
Tom Gimbel ... still photographer
Craig Grossmueller ... assistant camera
Donald R. Howe Jr. ... assistant camera
Edison Jackson ... electrician / grip
Ben Kobbs ... second assistant camera (as Ben Kobos)
Charles 'Woody' Lang ... electrician (as Woody Lang) / grip (as Woody Lang)
Michael Lavine ... still photographer
Mike Layne ... still photographer (as Michael Layne)
David Layton ... assistant camera
Robert Lewallen ... electrician (as Bobby Lewallen III) / grip (as Bobby Lewallen III)
Michael Macioce ... still photographer
Rick Magee ... still photographer
James 'Buz' Maloy ... electrician (as Buz Maloy) / grip (as Buz Maloy)
John McConnico ... still photographer (as J. McConnico)
Peter Michelena ... plate photographer
Mark J. Miller ... still photographer (as Mark Miller)
Deborah Pastor ... still photographer (as Deb Pastor)
Matthew A. Petrosky ... assistant camera (as Matt Petrosky)
Susanne Sasic ... still photographer
Adam Drew Schwartz ... assistant camera (as Adam Schwartz)
Tom Shinn ... electrician / grip
Jeff Tartakov ... still photographer
David Thornberry ... still photographer
Wilson Waggoner ... electrician (as Wilson Wagoner) / grip (as Wilson Wagoner)
John A. Witmer ... electrician (as John Witmer) / grip (as John Witmer)

Animation Department

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Tim Mattson ... assistant animator

Music Department

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Brooke Wentz ... music supervisor
Walter Werzowa ... composer: additional music
Robert Wells ... music clearance associate (uncredited)

Other crew

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Nicole Acacio ... production coordinator
Gabriel Aguilar ... production assistant
Henry Ball ... engineer: Post Logic Studios
Susan Boone ... legal services
Mateo Bourdieu ... production assistant
Michael Burke ... production assistant
John Cates ... production assistant
Jason Dennis ... production assistant
Kevin Dewitt ... production assistant
Rodney Elliot ... production assistant
Christopher Geraghty ... production coordinator
Steve Hahn ... production assistant
Sean Harper ... production assistant
Dennis Hocking ... production assistant
Adam Hollander ... production assistant
Ben Kobbs ... production assistant (as Ben Kobos)
Mark Krumper ... production coordinator
Kristin Loeb ... production assistant
Tamara Marcarian ... production assistant
Tony Mazzucchi ... production assistant
Charles Mcdonald ... title designer (as Charles McDonald)
Donovan Milcoch ... production assistant (as Donovan Micoch)
Mark J. Miller ... production coordinator (as Mark Miller)
Leora Mohr ... production assistant (as Leora Backer)
Joe Monroe ... asset manager: Post Logic Studios
Lawrence Onoda ... production assistant
Marcos V. Perez ... production assistant
George S. Rosenthal ... production assistant
George Rush ... legal services (as George M. Rush)
Molli Simon ... production coordinator (as Molli Amara Simon)
Morganna Thomas ... production assistant
Charles Yang ... production assistant

Thanks

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Woody Allen ... thanks
Brian Beattie ... thanks
Louis Black ... thanks
Joshua Blum ... thanks
Bruce Conner ... thanks
David Fair ... thanks
Jad Fair ... thanks
Nick Apollo Forte ... thanks
Don Goede ... thanks
Matt Groening ... thanks
Gibby Haynes ... thanks
Ken Lieck ... thanks
Jennifer Lilly ... thanks
Kathy McCarty ... thanks
Thurston Moore ... thanks
Eric Papa ... thanks
Barbara Peterson ... thanks
John Pochna ... thanks
Jeff Tartakov ... thanks
David Thornberry ... thanks (as Dave Thornberyy)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Born January 22, 1961, the late Daniel Johnston began expressing himself through art as a child while doctors struggled to accurately diagnose his unusual behavior. In addition to drawing prolifically, he began using a boombox record curiously stirring songs to cassette tape in high school. Following his brother to Texas, he eventually landed in Austin, working unskilled jobs while continuing to record and self-distribute music to friends and friendly strangers. It was clear to everyone that Daniel was not a typical artist - a disquieting innocence, with references to both light and dark spiritual forces, were evident throughout his work. It was this distinctive voice that compelled local musicians to share his art beyond Austin's city limits, culminating in respected indie musicians like Tom Waits, Beck, and Wilco to either record his songs or reach out to collaborate. Four years in the making, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON honors the complex artistry of Daniel Johnston while exploring how bipolar disorder and schizophrenia distorted his behavior and informed his haunting work. Written by Mae Moreno

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Also Known As
  • Loucuras de um Gênio (Brazil)
  • Daniel Johnston találkozása az ördöggel (Hungary)
  • Diabel i Daniel Johnston (Poland)
  • Loucuras de Um Génio (Portugal)
  • Дьявол и Дэниэл Джонстон (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $23,192, 02 Apr 2006

Did You Know?

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Trivia As seen in the DVD extras, Daniel and Laurie would meet again after 30+ years following a screening of this film. She said she kept every memento he gave her and was grateful that he always built up her self esteem and said so many nice things to her when they were friends. The two shared a beautiful moment with a nice hug when they saw each other again. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Segundo aniversario (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Silly Love See more »
Quotes Daniel Johnston: I never met a girl I didn't meet.
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