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A wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary about The Beatles’s favorite American musician, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? is a vibrant and definitive portrait of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. Directed by Emmy and Grammy nominee John Scheinfeld (The U.S. Vs. John Lennon), the film combines compelling interviews with Nilsson’s family, friends and colleagues — including Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Robin Williams, Micky Dolenz and Yoko Ono — with rare and never-before-seen archival footage, home movies, and excerpts from a recently discovered oral autobiography. The film delves deeply into Nilsson’s artistic process, his spirited relationship with John Lennon, and the additions that haunted him in and outside the studio — as well as the peace he found as a devoted husband and father
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Who Is Harry Nilssonï¿½?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary tells the story of one of the most talented and versatile singer-songwriters in pop music history and the man The Beatles dubbed their favorite American musician. The GrammyÂ® Award-winners "Everybody's Talkin" and "Without You"ï¿½the quirky "Coconut" ("Put de lime in de coconutï¿½")ï¿½the whimsical "Me And My Arrow," and the poignant "One" ("ï¿½is the loneliest number")ï¿½these recordings are all the work of Harry Nilsson. The documentary, which Ain't It Cool News said, is "everything a great documentary needs to be," reveals his spirited relationship with John Lennon and close bond with Ringo Starr, as well as Harry the legendary "bad boy" party animal who was at the same time a devoted husband and father. Director John Scheinfeld brings added emotion and intimacy to the story with over 50 Nilsson recordings, rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies and personal photos. To this are added compelling interviews with top music and movie personalities who knew Harry well. They include Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Al Kooper, Randy Newman, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, The Smothers Brothers, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, Robin Williams, Brian Wilson and many others. As film critic Leonard Maltin noted, "Who Is Harry Nilsson? is a vivid portrait of a gifted manï¿½what a great reminder of his talent." The DVD also contains 93 minutes of Bonus Material ï¿½ Deleted Scenes, Extended Sequences, an Alternate Ending and more.
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