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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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Cast

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

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Flaming Lips: Atromita frikia See more »

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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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References Christmas on Mars (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucifer Rising
Written by The Flaming Lips
EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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An unusual, fun, human music documentary
11 January 2012 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

A very likable, intimate portrait of the punk rock turned art rock group The Flaming Lips.

A very unusual documentary in that the film was made by a longtime friend of the band members, especially leader Wayne Coyne.

But rather than that leading to a glossy 'these guys are perfect' approach, it leads to a sense of honesty, of humor, of admitting of personal faults (right down to a band member using drugs on camera, and talking in a pretty heartbreaking way about his addiction).

And what's fascinating about this particular group from Oklahoma is that they're wildly creative, while still seeming like nice regular human beings with families, day to day problems, good and bad sides -- unlike what we usually see of rock stars living in Hollywood mansions and hiding from the world.

If there's a problem with the film it's that, for someone like me who doesn't really know the band's music, we see and hear so little of it that sometimes it's hard to fully understand the evolution of their work that's being discussed. So in some ways this film will work best for those who are already fans of the group,

But that said, I still really enjoyed it, found I liked these people, laughed with their funny view of life (the 'reenactment' of the robbery of a 'Long John Silver's' where Wayne once worked is a comic highlight) and even found myself touched by the end.


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