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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Directed by Stephen Kijak, (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

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Bigger than Jesus and The Beatles: so were the hopes for 1960s crooner Scott Walker. The American-born enigmatic singer won over the Brit-pop scene with his boy band The Walkers and their big hit, a cover of "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)." Walker left the band to pursue his own bizarre, experimental brand of music composition (e.g. recording percussion with a frozen slab of meat), and vanished into reclusion, with occasional reappearances, including an indepth interview for this doc. Fans like David Bowie (the film's executive producer), Radiohead, Sting, Brian Eno, Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Alison Goldfrapp and Johnny Marr give Walker the overdue props he deserves. Without any references to Scott Walker's personal life, this is a straightforward doc about a musician who is anything but ordinary.


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