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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 03:42 PM
worth a rent if you haven't seen it.

no, not the best of movies, but since it is a true story.

about the "funeral" of Gram Parsons...


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338075/

oh, and watch for the real Phil Kaufman, walking down the court house steps at the end of the movie...

[Edited on 2/5/2007 by Brucebcd]

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 03:43 PM
I'd love to see a movie that's actually about Gram. He had an interesting life.
 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 04:16 PM
Interesting, but way to short. His biography by Ben Fong-Torres is worth a read. I've been lucky enough to visit Joshua Tree on a couple of occassions and I can understand why Gram loved it so much

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 05:40 PM
visited his grave in New Orleans some years back - very sad story
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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 05:41 PM
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I'd love to see a movie that's actually about Gram. He had an interesting life.

Then what you want is Gram Parsons - Fallen Angel

http://www.amazon.com/Gram-Parsons-Fallen-Chris-Hillman/dp/B000A0GY32/sr=1- 1/qid=1170715150/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-0296516-5738537?ie=UTF8&s=dvd

Tagline: Feature length documentary on the musician and million-dollar-heir Gram Parsons, his exceptional life, his bizarre death, and his deep impact on music history.

Plot Synopsis: On September 19, 1973, the musician and heir to a million-dollar fortune died under the influence of drugs and alcohol near his favourite place - the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Californian desert. As the founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, a member of the hit-making, legendary Byrds, an important influence on the Rolling Stones and the man who catapulted Emmylou Harris to fame, Gram Parsons made music history in only a few years. The film was made on location by director and musician Gandulf Hennig and American music journalist, musician and biographer Sid Griffin. Friends, contemporaries and devotees of Gram Parsons talk about the importance of his work and the bizarre circumstances of his early death. Rare footage of his performances shows why Gram Parsons has become a legend. Interviewees include Gram's wife Gretchen, his sister and his daughter, Keith Richards, Emmylou Harris, Chris Hillman and "Road Manager" Phil Kaufman.

 

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Interesting, but way to short. His biography by Ben Fong-Torres is worth a read. I've been lucky enough to visit Joshua Tree on a couple of occassions and I can understand why Gram loved it so much


yeah, that is a beautiful area.

 

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  posted on 2/5/2007 at 05:47 PM
I really liked the movie also.

Quote from the movie:

Uniform Cop: Wherever there's a hippie, there's a crime, even if that crime hasn't happened yet. That's what I always say.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 11:26 AM
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A cracking movie featuring a rocker, a hippie, a corpse and a hearse.
Definitely going to have to get this one...

 

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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 11:40 AM
well done movie.....

 

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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 11:56 AM
They've been showing it lately on IFC.
It's a light but good movie with (gulp) Johnny Knoxville as the leading actor. I liked it alot and if for nothing else turned me on to more of Gram's music.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 02:08 PM
The Fallen Angel dvd is probably the one to go with for the real deal. They apparently take a pretty unblinking look at his life, and death, and take the slant that Keith Richards' friendship was pretty detrimental to Gram's well being. Gram & Keef were buds during the Exile on Main Street days. Gram was a big influence on their sound at the time. The live album "Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels" is incredible, featuring Emmylou.

Grand Theft Parsons was ok, but too slow.

 

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  posted on 2/6/2007 at 03:27 PM
Gram is one of popular musics great talents. If any of you guys want check out his music the recently released complete reprise sessions is priceless. No epic guitar solos, just achingly beautiful songs

 

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