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« on: May 18, 2004, 02:12:36 PM »

any new news on the movie being made about daniel??
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2004, 09:58:13 PM »

The "BIG MOVIE" (i.e. a feature length film/documentary) about Daniel by reknown director Jeff Feuerzeig and producer Henry Rosenthal will likely have it's first showing after the first of the year.

As these things go, just where it is viewed bafterward is defined a great deal by it's reception at the festival.  But by MANY ACCOUNTS, this will be a major attention-getter and perhaps the premier film of the festival.

This was not some low-budget home-video undertaking.  It was the creation of key movie-makers, was well funded, filmed patiently and meticulously over three or four years, includes animations, interviews, never-before-seen real footage, and "re-enactments" of key events at their actual locations.  The crew traveled half way around to globe following Daniel for some of this content.  

The story is woven by people who appreciate Daniel, and should be a gratifying experience for all those who feel a deep afinity to him.

It is a compelling story, and Daniel's music - since it maps directly to events in his life - is compelling.

So, "look for it in a theatre near you!"... who knows.Huh
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2004, 09:41:55 PM »

At the film-makers request - factual details about the second post has been corrected, and the third post replaced as it mentioned the mis-information.

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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2004, 04:08:22 PM »

any further details on the movie? I know I read recently, possibly on rejectedunknown, that it looks like it will be showing at Sundance in 2005.

But any other info?
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004, 06:27:08 PM »

Ughhh!  We're gagged on telling anything more just now... but maybe before the end of November that will all be lifted.

I found out indirectly (so no one told me NOT to say this) that the title is (or was in a rough cut) "The Devil And Daniel Johnston".
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2004, 06:37:02 PM »

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Ughhh!  We're gagged on telling anything more just now... but maybe before the end of November that will all be lifted.

I found out indirectly (so no one told me NOT to say this) that the title is (or was in a rough cut) "The Devil And Daniel Johnston".


I got top billing!!!! evil

Jeff

ps: that's a joke for anyone who isn't sure...
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2004, 08:04:48 PM »

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Ughhh!  We're gagged on telling anything more just now... but maybe before the end of November that will all be lifted.

I found out indirectly (so no one told me NOT to say this) that the title is (or was in a rough cut) "The Devil And Daniel Johnston".


I got top billing!!!! evil

Jeff

ps: that's a joke for anyone who isn't sure...



 evil  evil  cheesy  evil  evil
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2004, 05:21:49 PM »

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any further details on the movie? I know I read recently, possibly on rejectedunknown, that it looks like it will be showing at Sundance in 2005.

But any other info?


The last info I got was a few weeks ago in an email from the producer - at that time they were still waiting for the word from Sundance and suggesting "crossed fingers". Sorry I can't be of more help.

  - Not Daniel

(Hmmm... If Jiffy is the Devil, am I Salieri? Or is that mixing too many literary metaphors?)
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2004, 11:43:53 PM »

Sundance will announce which films have been accepted on November 28-29. Until then nobody knows. The Variety article does NOT say the film has been accepted. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004, 03:40:24 AM »

Good to hear that there is *some* news anyway .. and I do like the title Smiley

Hopefully the film will make a bit of a splash, what with documentaries having made a bit of a comeback in the last few years. Can't wait to see it myself anyway...
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2004, 06:29:57 PM »

It's now official - the movie will premiere at Sundance.

http://festival.sundance.org/2005/?=films
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2004, 09:18:34 AM »

I am a university student in New York City. I hope its ok to talk about this. We weren't asked not to, so...

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing a short piece of "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" in a class on Documentary films. The filmaker was there to speak about his earlier film, "Half Japanese" which we had viewed the previous week. He gave us a partial sneak peak at the new film as a teaching tool. He said the US premiere would be at Sundance and (I think) the International Premier in Berlin.

I had never heard of Dan Johnston before, but I was completely fascinated by his story and by the film. I went home raving about it to my family and as soon as I got to a computer this morning, I looked up this website to find out more about Daniel. I can't believe I have to wait months or longer to see the rest of this film. It was amazing. The part I saw included lots of material from films and cassette tapes that Daniel himself made over the years. It includes interviews with his mom and dad and siblings and never before seen footage of the woman he wrote all those songs about. It shows the little electric keyboard or organ that he set up on his brother's weight bench in the garage as a lo-fi studio. It has his best friend talking about what he was like in high school when he decided to draw eyeballs on everything in sight, including I think the walls of the school.

I am anxious to see how the film portrays the role of religion in his life. One of the funniest moments has his mother yelling at him over and over, You are an unproductive servant of God! He re-created his life with her in a film where he plays both himself and his mother. He is hilarious dressed as her with curlers in his wig, yelling at himself to get out of bed and do something with his life and serving slop for breakfast made from green kool aid and cereal. Moments like that make this film a treasure. I highly recommend it.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2004, 05:09:30 PM »

Wow!  That's amazing!  I can't wait, either.

Here are a couple articles that popped up on the internet today:

http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,15431,00.html?tnews

Sundance '05: Buscemi to Baghdad
E! Online - Los Angeles,CA,USA
... Other notable docs in competition this year are Jeff Feuerzeig's portrait of manic-depressive songwriter Daniel Johnston The Devil and Daniel Johnston and ...

http://www.moviecitynews.com/Notepad/2004/041129_sundance.html

FEATURE FILM AND WORLD CINEMA COMPETITIONS
Movie City News - Los Angeles,CA,USA
... THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON (Director: Jeff Feuerzeig)--Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, is revealed in this portrait of ...
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2004, 05:59:41 PM »

I can't wait!!!
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2005, 08:16:48 AM »

i hope it wins ALL the awards and people really start to check out daniel's music big time... he deserves it and more... Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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