Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

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Released 2006

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Director:
Stephen Kijak
Released:
2006
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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is a 2006 documentary that tracks the unusual career of the Walker Brothers' lead singer. In the early 1960s, Walker worked as a session bass player in the Los Angeles music scene, but quickly and unexpectedly shot to fame as part of the Walker Brothers trio, an American counterpart to the British Invasion. With hits like "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)" and "Make It Easy on Yourself," the band became pop idols alongside the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Yet, Walker wanted to pursue a different sort of musical style and broke off from the group to become a solo artist. Director Stephen Kijak reviews Walker's long career and speaks to the musician about the inspiration he found in the work of Ingmar Bergman and Jean-Paul Sartre. The film also includes interviews with musical artists like Brian Eno, Sting and David Bowie about the influence he had on their work.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    In a movie that avoids examining Mr. Walker's personal history, there are hints of a man struggling with chronic depression and problems with alcohol, but they are only hints. No m...

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Director Stephen Kijak previously made the documentary "Cinemania," about a group of obsessive moviegoers, and it comes across here that Walker (born Noel Scott Engel) and his acol...

  • 70

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    Longtime fans of Walker's warm, sepulchral baritone, startlingly evocative songwriting and lushly imaginative instrumentation will rejoice at this revealing documentary.

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