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The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

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Daniel Johnston Daniel Johnston
Himself
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
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Matt Groening Matt Groening
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5 years, 5 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)

5 years, 5 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-songwriter and an artist whose underground tapes and gallery shows sell out, and he is also a manic-depressive with other mental problems that have had him in and out of hospitals for years. This documentary charts his life's journey in through an apparently inexhaustible archive of video and audio ... (more)
Release date: 5 May 2006
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