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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

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The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gerry Beckley Gerry Beckley ... Himself
Lee Blackman Lee Blackman ... Himself
Perry Botkin Jr. Perry Botkin Jr. ... Himself
Ray Cooper Ray Cooper ... Himself
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Stanley Dorfman Stanley Dorfman ... Himself
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Bruce Grakal Bruce Grakal ... Himself
Doug Hoefer Doug Hoefer ... Himself
Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Hudson ... Himself
Danny Hutton Danny Hutton ... Himself
Eric Idle ... Himself / Singer
Rick Jarrard Rick Jarrard ... Himself
Al Kooper Al Kooper ... Himself
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The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Written by Roger Smith

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine: Harry Nilsson - The Missing Beatle See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,078, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,200, 4 October 2010
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LSL Productions See more »
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Excellent Documentary
2 October 2006 | by Zeep00See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Santa Monica on Aug. 23 and it has stayed with me. I want to thank the filmmakers for digging into the details of Harry's enigmatic, eccentric, life. And also for showing the flaws and failings of Nilsson the man. Thanks for showing the good and bad, the ups and downs, and for uncovering that amazing BBC footage. The film is also a great showcase of a vast amount of Nilsson's music, really well placed throughout the film. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes good documentaries, especially if you are interested in Harry Nilsson or the music scene of the early 70's. Some reviewer at the Ain't It Cool website wrote that this was the best movie movie they saw at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and I believe it. The film is informative, funny, sad, touching, and full of awesome music. It succeeds on all levels. Really, really good.


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