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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

Film #3 of my new 50 film challenge was The Devil and Daniel Johnston, a nicely architected documentary about the legendary song-writer and his battle with mental illness. The film is a real treasure for Johnston fans, but contains enough substance to appeal to the uninitiated too.

Jamie says: If you don't already know Daniel Johnston's music already get thee to a record store and pick up a copy of The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Uncovered (no he's not dead).
RIYL: Speeding motorcyles or Casper the Friendly Ghost


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