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http://www.jambase.com/Articles/125884/Zappa-Family-Gives-Access-For-New-Frank-Zappa-Documentary

Documentary director Alex Winter has announced he will turn his attention to the life of iconic musician and artist Frank Zappa for his next project. Winter, who recently put together the critically acclaimed Silk Road doc Deep Web, has received approval and access from the Zappa Family Trust for the documentary which is due in 2017. You may remember Winter as the actor who portrayed Bill in the 1989 movie Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.

Winter is firm in stating that the film he is putting together about Zappa is not a standard music doc or biopic, but instead “an epic saga of a great American artist and thinker; a major event worthy of the scope of Zappa’s prodigious and varied creative output, and the breadth of his personal and political life.” The filmmaker adds, “There has yet to be a definitive, authorized documentary on the extraordinary life and work of Frank Zappa. I am beyond thrilled to be embarking on this journey.”

The Zappa Family Trust has given Winter and partner Glen Zipper exclusive access to the Zappa Vault; a vast collection of unseen visual and audio recordings, in addition to previously released video clips, interviews and concert recordings, with Winter noting that “our tale will be told primarily in Frank’s own words; he will be our guide through this journey.”

"We couldn’t be happier to be working with Alex, an extraordinary filmmaker in his own wright. With an advanced degree in Perfect Timing and a shared respect for 'conceptual continuity,' we feel it is our duty. We also like his attitudinal position - Gravity and Humor go a long way with us,” Gail Zappa said.

Frank's son Ahmet Zappa added, “This is not an easy story to tell and we trust that Alex truly understands the complex and multi-faceted man that my father was.”

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Very cool, thanks for sharing the info GH! > Kool! 8) :D

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Very good.

Just a question. Is it 2017, as in next year or in Roxy years?

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Fuck now I have to make it two more years... :shock:


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‎I'm hoping that GZ's 'Perfect Timing' comment means this will tie-in nicely with the official bio by Alan Clayson.

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With access to the vault!! Sounds great. This could be the closest we ever get to see the Roxy footage!!! :wink:

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Fuck now I have to make it two more years... :shock:


You have a better shot than me. Good luck to the both of us. :mrgreen:

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Long live the Philoplook!

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Long live the Philoplook!



That sounds like the name of a planet Kaptian Kiirk would want Scotty to get him off... :mrgreen:


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What about Plookstopher?

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What about Plookstopher?



A disease one would dread catching that involves treatment with horrific side effects...a true lose lose... :mrgreen:


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Seriously excited for this. Hope it's super in-depth and super long for us hardcore fans!

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Plook wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Long live the Philoplook!



That sounds like the name of a planet Kaptian Kiirk would want Scotty to get him off... :mrgreen:

Scotty getting KK off on the Planet of My Dreams? I don't think I saw that episode.


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Seriously excited for this. Hope it's super in-depth and super long for us hardcore fans!

Hopefully similar to the Monty Python documentary and the Beatles Anthology which were both about six discs. Another hour and a half doc on Frank just wouldn't get it.


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Hopefully similar to the Monty Python documentary and the Beatles Anthology which were both about six discs. Another hour and a half doc on Frank just wouldn't get it.


Exactly. The Chrome Dreams ones are doing a good job at looking at his albums and career but the releases sure take their time to come out. The last one Frank Zappa Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers is the best one yet. It only details 1969-1972 but it's a good three hours in length.

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Seems like it will be a feature length doc to me. If it is handled well, artful, it can paint a beautiful picture. That's what I think it will be.


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Winter, Gail and Ahmet talk about the film...and the fans, here http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news ... y-20150821

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Winter, Gail and Ahmet talk about the film...and the fans, here http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news ... y-20150821

Good article, thanks IB! 8)

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"Gail hopes the film will clear up misconceptions about Frank and silence so-called Frank experts who have opinions about his life but were not there. "There's all these people that wish to be associated with Frank, and they're all men, and they all hate me," she says. "Every single one despises me. Now I'm used to that, but I didn't set out to be competition for them in their exploration of their, what shall I say, 'fantasy relationship' with Frank Zappa." "

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Thanks, TIB!

"And I want to give the finger to all the 'experts' out there."

I hope that's not us real expecialists...

Downloaded and Deep Web are great movies...

Very happy to learn that's the guy doing the Zappa movie.

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