Thursday, February 16, 2017

Waits documentary on BBC4

The British channel BBC4 is airing a Tom Waits documentary on Sunday: Tales from a cracked jukebox.

I think this might be a new one, at least, I hadn't heard of it.

From the BBC site
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Using rare archive, audio recordings and interviews, this film is a bewitching after-hours trip through the surreal, moonlit world of Waits' music - a portrait of a pioneering musician and his unique, alternative American songbook.
You can watch it on BBC4 on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9 pm or Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1.25 am or online 'shortly after the broadcast' (geographical restrictions might apply).

According to Boards.ie the programme contains 'contributions from Terry Gilliam, Ian Rankin and Ute Lemper'.

IMDB.com lists Ralph Carney, Marianne Faithfull, Guy Garvey, Terry Gilliam, Ed Harcourt, Barney Hoskins, Bones Howe, Ute Lemper, Ian Rankin and Jim Sclavunos as 'the cast'.  The director is James Maycock.
 

5 comments:

Black Swede said...

This is a fantastic documentary! Well worth watching. It was especially great to hear Ralph Carney talk about his work with Tom Waits. T also think that Jim Sclavunos does a remarkable job in providing sharp and entertaining artistic view of Waits' work throughout the documentary. Well chosen live and performance clips back the narrative up.

As the documentary is heavily focused on the early part of Waits' career and since there was, for example, no sign of Marianne Faithfull, I'd be tempted to presume the 59 minute version aired on Sunday is a short version of the film. Unless someone has mistaken Faithfull for Lucinda Williams who does feature prominently in this documentary.

Chris said...

Does anyone know how to watch it from outside UK?

Gummi Vidarsson said...

https://youtu.be/s3HoUQF0yxc

flashpan said...

Very bad that we cannot see documentary out of UK for rights issues.
Does anybody abroad found a way to see?

Chris said...

Well, that was easy. Thanks a lot!