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5.0 out of 5 stars "And we'll dream, won't we?" mesmerizing tribute to an amazing artist, 31 Jan. 2008
This review is from: Scott Walker - 30 Century Man [DVD] (DVD)
Just when you think this exceptionally made straight-up rock-doc is going to take us down the inevitable downward spiral of Scott Walker's career following the 60's highs, it detours into the most touching and clever sequence I've seen in a long while - that of other famous (and not so famous) fans having a listen to some of their fave Scott tracks. So simple, yet I found it incredibly moving - and then the film veers off into another realm altogether when presenting Scott's current, more avant-garde explorations...animation, dance, industrial noise, and some very poetic uses of image and text...and I found myself completely reappraising the last two Scott Walker albums that I had previously written off as bonkers and pretentious. This film has lingered with me long after my second (soon to be third) viewing, mainly because I feel inspired and renewed by Scott Walker's journey. I always loved his 60's tunes, but this gives a very complete picture of one of the most fascinating careers in modern music. Highly recommended. (And I don't know who that Antonius character is who posted the nasty review, but he's mental.) You'd have not to have a soul not to be moved by this one.
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Initial post: 25 Jun 2009 17:19:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Jun 2009 17:20:28 BDT
luckykz says:
i thought the same thing sitting in the movie theatre watching this. when they cut to the avid collector with his records and tidbits, i sunk down in my seat. oh no! but then the docu took off and touched on all aspects of his career, like who turned him onto brel and the radical change in his orch arranger. or the baseball cap. i thought the docu demystified the mystification of sw.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2011 07:17:48 BDT
''i thought the docu demystified the mystification of sw'' - & that's a 'good' thing...??

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 07:42:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jun 2011 07:43:01 BDT
It's such a pinko thing to do to accuse someone of being 'mental', just because their opinions differ from your own.

My review... all those years ago... wasn't intended to be 'nasty' - but, it WAS honest... which is... somewhat unique, by the look of things... as having a `soul ` actually means being able to discriminate between `good' & `bad' - between quality & quantity - something that most people find difficult...

... after all, we're not reviewing Scott Walker, here, we're reviewing this DVD, aren't we... [ ? ]... & there is a distinction between the two - albeit, perhaps a little too subtle for those who over-use banal words & phrases, such as `touching' & `moving' & `mezmerising' in a review & give five stars for everything.

Ho-hum...
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