Who Is Harry Nilsson-- (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)

Who Is Harry Nilsson-- (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)

DVD - 2010
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A brand new portrait of the late Grammy Award-winning musician, Harry Nilsson, who the Beatles once proclaimed as their favorite artist. This gripping retrospective traces Nilsson's rise and his turbulent life as seen by many friends, including Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Richard Perry, Robin Williams, and more.
Publisher: New York : Kino Lorber, Inc. ; Lorber Films, c2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD-ED 781.6609 WHO70
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 19, 2019

I had no idea who this guy was. Some of my friends didn't either. Where were we back then? I enjoyed this documentary & learning all about this genius.

Jan 13, 2019

Liked it but it was sad. Afterwards I felt sad that another great artist couldn't handle the life he lived. Lots of first-hand sounding recounting experiences by people who ran with and had relationships with Nillson. Well made, I thought it was telling of a certain sadness that Harry had around his father, and he himself was a father trying to deal with the whole music lifestyle. I thought it was good.

Feb 13, 2016

An amazing and widely unknown talent -- hence the title. An uncompromising original with a -->3½<-- octave range, who succumbed before his time to the bane of addiction, along with countless others. If his award winning cover of Badfinger's "Without You" doesn't stir emotion in you, check your pulse. His '71 animated piece, "The Point", narrated by Ringo, is something I think anyone of that groovy generation would enjoy, btw.

Dec 23, 2013

Sad sad story of one of the icons of popular music. Very well done with lots of inside information.

Jun 11, 2012

This "documentary" is more about the people who gained success from Harry Nilsson. Just listen to his songs instead.

May 12, 2012

I can really hear the cross pollination between Harry and the Beatles.

Love the breakup song.

Nov 04, 2010

This is a really good documentary about a singer/songwriter everyone should know. Good stuff...


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