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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 27 April 2007 (UK)
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A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker.

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Stephen Kijak
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Cast

Credited cast:
Damon Albarn ... Himself
Dot Allison Dot Allison ... Herself
Marc Almond Marc Almond ... Himself
Alan Bangs Alan Bangs ... Himself
David Bates David Bates ... Himself
Jean-Daniel Beauvallet Jean-Daniel Beauvallet ... Himself (as JD Beauvallet)
Ed Bicknell Ed Bicknell ... Himself
David Bowie ... Himself
Jacques Brel ... Himself (archive footage)
Cally Calloman Cally Calloman ... Himself
Al Clark Al Clark ... Himself
Jarvis Cocker ... Himself
Cathal Coughlan Cathal Coughlan ... Himself
Rob Ellis Rob Ellis ... Himself
Brian Eno ... Himself
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A documentary on the influential musician Scott Walker.

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The long-awaited film about the most influential and enigmatic figure in rock history.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Scott Walker: O anthropos tou 3ou aiona See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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1.85 : 1
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Documentary in Search of a Theme
22 August 2012 | by ifyougnufilmsSee all my reviews

I can understand why a previous reviewer mistook this at first for a mockumentary. It is jargon-loaded, trivia-burdened, and at times downright (unintentionally) comic-pompous. Walker had a fine mellow voice for ballad singing and expressed some originality in a very few later songs, but aside from this?

Why drag in everyone who knew him and/or once grooved on his music and lyrics so they can be mugshot while straining to convince us he's some kind of unsung (pun intended)phenom all of us should recognize and appreciate? If this was the intended theme and purpose of the film, it is an utter failure, suggesting the mystery of Scott Walker's life is that there is no mystery.

If the film makers are trying to make some other point (as is achieved in better music bio films), it's not clear what that might be. It doesn't help that some of his incomprehensible pseudo-poetic lyrics are scrolled in the background.

Several of the commentators are as embarrassingly inarticulate as Walker's own more "advanced" lyrics are. (Are we sure this isn't a mock-umentary?) Where was the director/editor in all this rambling? Off somewhere grooving on Walker's earlier recordings?

Interestingly, the most intelligent comment comes briefly from Sting when he begins to talk about the dark side of romanticism, etc. It's a shame he (or somebody) wasn't given more time to explore the significance of Walker's life. Scott Walker was not one of the greatest musical/poetry talents of the last forty years, but surely he deserves better than this inept bio-film.


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