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Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile' (Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of \'Smile\')

Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile'
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David Leaf David Leaf

Starring (View all)
Hal Blaine Hal Blaine
Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges
Elvis Costello Elvis Costello
Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey
Carol Kaye Carol Kaye
George Martin George Martin


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Description: Brian Wilson was the creative genius behind the Beach Boys, that early 60's surfer band that surprised everyone with strangely symphonic experimental songs like Good Vibrations. This documentary shows where Brian's genius came from and where it went, because its demise and return is the stuff of music legends. Brian was a musical prodigy comparable to Mozart, who suffered a traumatic childhood from an abusive demanding father. Brian fired his manager father, took charge of the family band, wrote their greatest hits, then derailed with insecurities (the band resisted him) and lifestyle experimentation (metaphysics and drugs) amid ... (more)
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