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August 29, 2010

WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND IS EVERYBODY TALKIN' ABOUT HIM)?

COLESMITHEY.COMJohn Scheinfeld's in-depth bio-documentary about singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson--the man who sang "Everybody's Talkin' " (from "Midnight Cowboy") does something that few such films accomplish; it allows the audience to feel as though they have walked a mile in another man's shoes.

Utilizing a plethora of archive television footage, interview segments with friends and family, song clips, and photos, Scheinfeld tells the life story of one of the 20th century's most enigmatic musicians.

Flashback: Harry Nilsson Begins Recording 'Everybody's Talkin” | Vermilion  County First

We come to understand the personal demons that caused Harry Nilsson to sabotage relationships with his drinking while losing himself in self-destructive behavior, such as when he blew out his voice while making an album with John Lennon.

Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010) [Part  2/2] - Vidéo Dailymotion

Commentary from such contemporaries as Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Ringo Starr, and Randy Newman shed insightful light on a  gifted and inspiring artist who finally found familial peace with his third wife Una, with whom Nilsson six children.

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The haunting melodies Harry Nilsson crafted for songs like "Me and My Arrow" and "Coconut" ("Put de lime in de coconut...") will stick with you in a whole new way.

Not Rated. 116 mins.

5 Stars

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