A concert movie showing a performance by the much-loved 1973 incarnation of the Mothers of Invention. An incredible cast of musicians treat us to a selection of blistering, pointillist jazz... See full summary »
Napoleon Murphy Brock
"Touring makes you crazy", Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this movie came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by ... See full summary »
Using takes and rehearsals discarded from the original edit plus interviews made during the shooting, Zappa reconstructs the bizarre story of 200 Motels, one of the most problematic ... See full synopsis »
Phyllis Smith Altenhaus,
BBC Symphony Orchestra
In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Great review, read the entire piece. As a Zappa fan, who has seen Frank perform many times, I can't wait to see it. Only one thing wrong, the comment regarding the Right Wing suppressing free speech. As a life- long liberal, I am appalled at my left winger friends succumbing to political correctness and forcing it down all others' throats. They have now become the new-fascists. Just look at the lectures at our universities being shut down. Everything is now targeted to be shut down unless it conveys the new liberal mentality. Frank would never be behind this mentality of social control. Big Brother has arrived, and guess what. He didn't come from the Right...But, still, a very good review. Good job.
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