The production never actually filmed at SXSW; Albuquerque stepped in for Austin. See more »
As the band are in the van driving to the ferry terminal they are shown at a road junction with signs indicating that it is at the A55 and M6 taking a turn off for North Wales. The M6 heads North from the Midlands to Cumbria and at no point is there a junction with the A55 which runs from Chester to Holyhead (where the ferry terminal from Wales to Ireland departs). See more »
Stale beer. Fat fucked, smoked out. Cowpoked. Sequined mountain ladies. I love your wall. Put your arms around me. Fiddly digits, itchy britches. I love you all.
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The credits roll with colored tiles floating and rotating in the background. At one point for a second, the tiles form Frank's head. See more »
I went to see Frank at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton with my wife. I was not expecting much; I tend to dislike rock biopics and the whole premise of man-in-giant-papier-mache-head thing seemed gimmicky.
Frank is wonderful. The comedy is effortless, the dialogue is smart but not pretentious, the performances are elegant and understated. Fassbender is great and the head thing really works for him.
One of the real pleasures of this film is its narrative depth. The story arcs of the protagonists manage to be wholly natural and yet surprisingly subversive. At no point does the film simplify or 'talk down' to the audience.
The music is good too.
Go see it. Go see it while it is still in the cinema.
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