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Zappa (2020)

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An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.

Director:

Alex Winter
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Arsenio Hall ... Self (archive footage)
David Bowie ... Self (archive footage)
Kathie Lee Gifford ... Self (archive footage)
George Harrison ... Self (archive footage)
Timothy Carey ... Self (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Self (archive footage)
Mick Jagger ... Self (archive footage)
Ringo Starr ... Self (archive footage)
Alice Cooper ... Self
Larry King ... Self (archive footage)
John Lennon ... Self (archive footage)
Regis Philbin ... Self (archive footage)
Steve Vai ... Self
Frank Zappa ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Manson ... Self (archive footage)
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An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.

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Other than the fact this documentary was directed by Alex Winter, a self-proclaimed Frank Zappa fan, the "Bill & Ted" franchise where Winter plays Bill has at least two connections with Zappa. One of Frank's sons Dweezil Zappa co-wrote the song "Two Heads Are Better Than One" by Power Tool for the soundtrack of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), while Steve Vai (who worked with Zappa from 1980 to 1983) contributed to two songs for the soundtrack of the follow-up movie Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991): "The Reaper" and "The Reaper Rap". See more »

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Features The Beatles (1965) See more »

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As real as Zappa can be portrayed
13 December 2020 | by rasin_eeeSee all my reviews

The director put together a lot of materials that portrayed the real career path of Zappa in my opinion. It did not follow the typical breakup of his career path from a "successful" album-oriented era format or the ups/downs/comeback pattern which I liked. Couple of his famous comments about an artists quest, freedom to express came ut sounding very real. Ruth's comments were very passionate and marked a tribute to the man she knew and respected a lot. My wife, who had little knowledge of FZ (compared to me) was amazed to see his personal vault and I think enjoyed it thoroughly. I'd recommend it to fans as well as anybody interested to know about this amazing spirit.


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Official Sites:

Kickstarter Page | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,019, 29 November 2020

Gross USA:

$15,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,502
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1.78 : 1
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