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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

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The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter.

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Credited cast:
Gerry Beckley Gerry Beckley ... Himself
Lee Blackman Lee Blackman ... Himself
Perry Botkin Jr. Perry Botkin Jr. ... Himself
Ray Cooper Ray Cooper ... Himself
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Stanley Dorfman Stanley Dorfman ... Himself
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Bruce Grakal Bruce Grakal ... Himself
Doug Hoefer Doug Hoefer ... Himself
Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Hudson ... Himself
Danny Hutton Danny Hutton ... Himself
Eric Idle ... Himself / Singer
Rick Jarrard Rick Jarrard ... Himself
Al Kooper Al Kooper ... Himself
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The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Written by Roger Smith

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine: Harry Nilsson - The Missing Beatle See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,078, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,200, 4 October 2010
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The greatest, little-known highly successful artist ever
15 July 2007 | by ctoprefect-2See all my reviews

This tough-to-see little picture played at the Mods & Rockers 2007 festival. It is a wonderful and loving look at Harry Nilsson, using many famous faces who sit for interviews, rarely seen TV performances and behind-the-scenes footage of Nilsson at work. There's even a few shots from "Son Of Dracula". This movie is the final and fitting tribute to one of the finest voices, the most clever songwriter and the funniest man in popular music. It's a crime that this man's name is not as well known as some of the songs he wrote and/or performed. His friends tell incredibly funny stories about this talented hulk with a subconscious wish for self-destruction. As a bonus, you even get Eric Idle performing the song with wrote for Nilsson's final album during the closing credits. It's funny, it's sad. It's not in general release. If this picture plays anywhere near where you live, see it!


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