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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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John Scheinfeld
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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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Country:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,078, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$30,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,975
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LSL Productions See more »
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Amazing documentary on legendary singer songwriter
2 December 2006 | by davidwb88See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to have seen this film at it's Seattle Film Fest screening, and was blown away by how great it was. This is without a doubt one of the best music documentaries I've ever seen, (and I've seen a lot!) This is a loving look back at the life and times, music and relationships of one of music's true legends. Harry Nilsson deserves to be up there with the likes of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and all the other great song writers of 20th century standards. He was considered a peer by all four members of the Beatles, who all called him a 5th Beatle, and one the same wavelength as themselves.

Harry refused to tour, so many today don't remember him, and those born after his heyday, are unaware of who he was. This is tragic. Everyone should have the opportunity to be exposed to this wonderful talent. This film is a step in the right direction, to finally give the man his due. Unfortunately, the film has yet to have wide distribution, or even a DVD so for the time being, good luck in getting to see it.

If you are someone with the power to put together a DVD distribution deal, PLEASE contact the film makers. This film needs to be available. Hey VH-1, how about screening it on air, then maybe putting it out on DVD? Harry Nilsson deserves nothing less.


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