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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:41 am 
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It was screened last week.  Did anyone see it?  If you did can you post some reviews and maybe give us in the unfortunate parts of the world a taste of what's to come?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:52 am 
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What are you talking about?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 9:32 am 
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[quote author=Them link=board=tv-film;num=1037479313;start=0#1 date=11/16/02 at 12:52:35]What are you talking about?[/quote]<br>he's talking about this:<br>http://otherminds.org/shtml/Eyesandears1.shtml<br>http://www.otherminds.org/NEWSLETTER/Newsletter5.pdf<br>http://otherminds.org/html/Pressrelease.html<br>http://www.sfcv.org/arts_revs/otherminds_11_12_02.php<br><br>how about in Dutch?<br>http://www.parool.nl/1024463506134.html<br>http://www.docuzone.nl/programma/juni_zappa.htm<br>http://www.goforit.nl/pub/film/frankzappa<br>http://www.liga68.nl/recentie/frankzappaphase2thebignote.html<br>http://www.hyperleap.nl/bioscoop/BAN/index.php?action=film&filmID=5377

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:35 am 
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Unfortunatley I haven't seen it.<br>It was only shown in a couple of theatres and not even that long.<br>Also i had to travel for 1 to 2 hours to get to one of those theatres and since i ain't got my drivers licence i did not do it....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:45 am 
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I got to the theater late and missed it!!  :'( :-[ :-X :-/ :o<br><br><br>Please flog me now.<br><br>OK, but I did get to see the DJ Spooky performance and that was INCREDIBLE. In fact, here's my review of that in case you are interested. I'd love to see reviews of the Zappa film as well! <br><br>------<br><br>DJ Spooky Remixes Birth of a Nation!!!!!<br><br>I witnessed an absolutely incredible performance last night at the Castro Theater in San Francisco.<br><br>DJ Spooky, that Subliminal Kid, did a live remix of the notorious 1915 'epic' Birth of a Nation, remixing both the film itself as well as an original soundtrack in front of a live audience. It was mesmerizing and incredibly powerful; I was totally blown away. I don't know if anyone has ever done anything like this before, but I don't think this will be the last we'll hear of it. History in the making my friends.<br><br>For those who aren't familiar with the film, it was the first movie ever screened at the White House, and was the favorite film of president Woodrow Wilson. The film is an absolutely appalling piece of racist propaganda, presenting a complete misrepresentation of the facts surrounding the Civil War and the Reconstruction, and African Americans are depicted as lecherous barbarians by whites in blackface. The Ku Klux Klan are depicted as the knights in shining armor who come in to save the day (!!!)<br><br>Folks, this is seriously powerful stuff and is as relevant today as ever. DJ Spooky has transformed this abhorrent yet significant piece of American history into a true work of art. This work needs to be seen (and heard!), as amazingly enough the thread of lies and propaganda espoused in this film are still alive and well today in modern American society. And this work is able to make that point abundantly clear using only music and scenes from the film itself, with no heavyhanded browbeating.<br><br>And the music was incredible as well, blending Alan Lomax field recordings with free jazz and patriotic americana into a potent dub stew that really adds richness, focus, and intensity to the visuals. And it was all mixed live, including the film itself! Turns out he was syncronizing everything on a Titanium Powerbook using Max/MSP.<br><br>Best of all, there is another performance this evening: anyone in the SFBay area who is interested should check out:<br><br>http://www.otherminds.org/shtml/Eyesandears1.shtml<br><br>Spooky says that next year he plans to expand the work to include orchestral elements as well as narration and live performance by others, including perhaps William Defoe. Sounds incredible.<br><br>A must see!<br><br>As an aside, this work is also extremely potent evidence of the value to society of allowing copyrighted works to enter the public domain, as well as strong validation of the basic ethos of Hip-Hop culture.<br><br><br><br>

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someone calling herself Miss Pam


You mean Miss Pamela Miller? She was in 200 Motels as the Rock 'N Roll Interviewer, and she has vocal credits on the An Evening With Wild Man Fischer and the GTO's Permanent Damage records.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:25 pm 
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Is it true that there is Captain Beefheart footage in it?  What of captain beefheart is in it?  I doubt interviews so I'm guessing live footage...and that would make me cry tears of joy!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:13 am 
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I think we should allow Beefheart fans here to. And if Trout Mask Replica was the most fun non-Zappa album you've ever heard... well, who produced it? <br>


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[quote author=Sebastiaan link=board=tv-film;num=1037479313;start=0#12 date=12/12/03 at 14:07:20]<br><br>I really loved the part with Denny Walley who showed the old neighbourhood and house where Frank lived, the garage where he played the snaredrum (he talks about it in the real fz book) when he played with the Ramblers. I didn't know Walley knew Frank from those early years. Nice and sensitive man and a great musician, still getting emotional talking about Frank. <br><br>and it was nice to meet Broccoli, btw  :)   [/quote]<br><br>Is this a Dutch release? What language does the interviewer speak? Are there any subtitles? <br>This sounds really cool. I love interviews with former Zappa bandmembers.<br>

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