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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 26 August 2016 (UK)
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At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists, "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars" were huge hits, no one had heard, or seen,... See full summary »

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Steve Read, Rob Alexander (co-director)

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Gary Numan
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At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists, "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars" were huge hits, no one had heard, or seen, anyone like Gary Numan. The Asperger's syndrome that helped forge Numan's tunnel-like ambition, informing his music and image, also brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak, one paper suggested his parents should have been doctored for giving birth to him. Depression, anxiety, near bankruptcy and a long period in the wilderness followed. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, Gemma, who helped him rediscover his passion for music.

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Is Numan Really Human?
12 March 2018 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

This 85-minute celebrity-documentary takes a "warts & all" look at the rise, the fall, and the eventual music-career resurgence (in La-La Land) of synth-pop android, Gary Numan.

And, the question that continually comes up throughout this presentation asks - "Is Numan really human?"

Through interviews, stills, and archival film-clips - Gary Numan (who, next to Kraftwerk, and Brian Eno) is considered to be an electronic-music pioneer.

In this program - Numan's musical ambitions are discussed and debated at great lengths.

Anyway - As far as this documentary's entertainment-factor goes - It certainly had both its equal share of good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments, too.


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