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Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 13 March 2005 (USA)
A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

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Bradley Beesley
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Credited cast:
Bradley Beesley ... Narrator
Steve Burns ... Self
Dolly Coyne Dolly Coyne ... Self
Kenny Coyne Kenny Coyne ... Self
Marty Coyne Marty Coyne ... Self
Tommy Coyne Tommy Coyne ... Self
Wayne Coyne ... Self
Jonathan Donahue Jonathan Donahue ... Self
James Drozd James Drozd ... Self
Steven Drozd ... Self
Vernon Drozd Vernon Drozd ... Self
The Flaming Lips ... Themselves
Adam Goldberg ... Self
Nic Harcourt Nic Harcourt ... Self
Gibby Haynes ... Self
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A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

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Wayne Coyne: A couple of hundred years ago we probably would've been pirates, or something. We would've got on some ship and sailed off somewhere and met a bunch of crazy people and did some crazy things.
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Connections

References Christmas on Mars (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Spark That Bled
Written by The Flaming Lips
EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Courtesy of Warner Special Markets
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Great intimate film
23 October 2006 | by albob3000See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film, and one can tell that it's definitely a labor of love.

I must say that I was disturbed by the drug use scene with Stephen. However, this is because I am a former addict. But I still think it was unnecessary to be so graphic; but he truly shares the perils of heroin addiction in the most real way.

I do wonder how the movie will turn out. I can't believe the amount of energy Wayne possesses toward his projects. I found him to be a great role model (I am an artist myself, and quite lazy by comparison).

Only one more complaint. Like in many documentaries, they will tease you with the beginning of a wonderful song, then speak over it, or cut away. I could have used less talk and more music, since this is what the documentary is ultimately about; well beside their lives and the creative process.

I highly recommend this film. Oh, and yes, it is a bit too long; but it only proves how engaged the filmmaker is in the project.


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