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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
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Laurie Allen

Laurie Allen

Herself
Brian Beattie

Brian Beattie

Himself
Louis Black

Louis Black

Himself
David Fair

David Fair

Himself
Jad Fair

Jad Fair

Himself
Don Goede

Don Goede

Himself
Matt Groening

Matt Groening

Himself


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A good movie

2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 11 8:38
Wow... What a weird, intense and sad movie! Personally, I think it is an interesting reflection on Art. Indeed, many artists are/were more or less crazy but in this case, it is the other way around as I think that Daniel Johnston is a mental case who tried to be an artist. I mean, his drawings are interesting but I really had a hard time enjoying his music. It is even more annoying when you keep h... read more

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 24 11:44
The biopic is essentially comparable to literary version of the biography. Everything depends on the interest, a priori, can awaken in the viewer / reader a peculiar kind, and of course, also by the sitter's personality. Therefore, it is a genre that, at first, has as many detractors as well as unconditional.

In the case of "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" I must admit that the secon... read more
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Description: "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" opens with Johnston being introduced at a folk club in Austin, Texas, as "the greatest singer-songwriter alive today." This sort of statement is either true, or really needs to be heard by the person being described. Daniel Johnston needs all the support he can find. He is a singer-s ... (more)
Release date: 5 May 2006
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" This documentary shows the worst case scenario that can happen if you grow up in a very religious household, abuse your frail mind with drugs like LSD and then receive a very hard blow to your head while working as a carny. It's hard to pinpoint which of the above caused Daniel to go off the rails, perhaps a combination of them all. It's a real shame, because his eccentric behavior overshadows his creativity and certainly puts a strain on his close relationships. It's no fun watching a perso"


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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

“The biopic is essentially comparable to literary version of the biography. Everything depends on the interest, a priori, can awaken in the viewer / reader a peculiar kind, and of course, also by the sitter's personality. Therefore, it is a genre that, at first, has as many detractors as well as unconditional.

In the case of "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" I must admit that the second premise was not fulfilled, the character I woke up. After hearing so many positive comments about the movie I saw almost all of my expectations dashed. Not that the film lacks interest. Even the beginning of the film seems to presage the best when looking at home theater images that Johnston conducted in early youth. This is precisely where one appreciates the sensitivity and imaginative capacity of ” read more

johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 6 months ago

A good movie

“Wow... What a weird, intense and sad movie! Personally, I think it is an interesting reflection on Art. Indeed, many artists are/were more or less crazy but in this case, it is the other way around as I think that Daniel Johnston is a mental case who tried to be an artist. I mean, his drawings are interesting but I really had a hard time enjoying his music. It is even more annoying when you keep hearing during the whole movie that he is such a 'genius'. Another thing I missed is that they talked to a whole bunch of people but there is not a single conversation or small interview with Daniel Johnston himself. The guy is obviously a nutjob but he still has some social contact so why didn't they make him talk about himself ? Still, it remains a fascinating character, a fascinating documentary” read more

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