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 »
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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