Posts Tagged ‘Harry Nilsson’

Hump Day Unusual Moment

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

An aspiring Bulgarian vocalist sings “Ken Lee.” And somewhere in the Great Beyond, songwriter Harry Nilsson is scratching his head and pouring himself another drink. Or two.

A tip o’ the hat to Paul Rapp


Hump Day Unusual Moment

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Yeah, it’s Harry Nilsson week around here. Here he is on “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” from 1969:

Thanks to Paul Rapp for the tip…

DVD: Little Movies We Like

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)” (2010): A fascinating, unflinching documentary about one of the rock era’s most under-appreciated (and self-destructive) pop musicians. Lots and lots of talking heads (Randy Newman, Richard Perry, Ray Cooper, Micky Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Yoko Ono and Van Dyke Parks, to name just a few), but plenty of footage of Nilsson himself, too. The best rock doc of the year.

“Red Road” (2006): Directed by Andrea Arnold, this taut, Scottish psychological drama examines the unresolved grief and guilt of a surveillance camera operator in Glasgow.

“Peacock” (2009): A strange, captivating drama starring the magnetic Cillian Murphy in his best – and most unexpected – role. With Ellen Page and a great supporting cast featuring Susan Sarandon, Josh Lucas, Bill Pullman and Keith Carradine.

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