Being Frank

..and why not?
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Being Frank

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 21 Feb 2019, 16:27

Coming soon to a cinema near you.




You know it is, it really is!

Thank you!

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Re: Being Frank

Postby Charlie O. » 21 Feb 2019, 22:17

I hope I get to see it!
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Re: Being Frank

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 17 Mar 2019, 20:58

In cinemas in the UK from Friday 29th March.

Check out where you can go and see it here

https://www.beingfrank.film/tickets/

You know you should, you really should.

Thank you!
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Re: Being Frank

Postby Snarfyguy » 19 Mar 2019, 22:21

That's the documentary that this is a feature film version of?

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(I have it out from the library but haven't watched yet. Any good?)
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Re: Being Frank

Postby Charlie O. » 20 Mar 2019, 03:27

Snarfyguy wrote:That's the documentary that this is a feature film version of?

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Ummm... yes and no. They borrowed the name and image of Sievey's creation, but that is well and truly where the resemblance ends. It's an odd and interesting movie, but I'm not sure why they bothered.
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Re: Being Frank

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 Mar 2019, 16:04

^^^ Yeah, just watched last night.

I really don't know anything about Frank Sidebottom, but I was pretty sure the story in the movie wasn't biographical (for one thing, Sidebottom's not American, as far as I understand).

I didn't really get the point of why that sort of Trout Mask Replica-inspired storyline and a couple of details from Daniel Johnson were yoked together with the real-life big fake head character.

But it was kind of fun anyway. I'll look for the doc to find out about the real person/character.
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Re: Being Frank

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 30 Mar 2019, 10:15

Charlie O. wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:That's the documentary that this is a feature film version of?

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Ummm... yes and no. They borrowed the name and image of Sievey's creation, but that is well and truly where the resemblance ends. It's an odd and interesting movie, but I'm not sure why they bothered.



It was based on Jon Ronson's book

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There's a great interview with him about it here:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/201 ... ris-sievey


Went to see Being Frank-The Chris Sievey Story last night.*

It was immense.

Chris is/was a true multi-talented, hyperactive, original, obsessive, genius and a bit of a shit.
From recording tracks at Apple, missing out on fame and chart success with The Freshies, possible Euro-Vision jollity, Saturday morning kids TV and Frank-mania to taking New York by storm on a one day visit!? it's well worth an hour or so of anyone's time.

You know it is, it really is.

Thank you!


*Sadly, but very much in keeping with Chris' story, the cinema was empty, apart from Mrs. TWFNO and myself.
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Re: Being Frank

Postby Charlie O. » 31 Mar 2019, 03:53

Tom Waits For No One wrote:It was based on Jon Ronson's book

I had no idea! Thanks for the interview, that was interesting.

(Although the book is subtitled "The True Story That Inspired The Movie"...)
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