Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?
The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir".
- "A personal, generous tribute reel designed to keep a musical master's legacy very much alive."
- "Who Is Harry Nilsson is a worthwhile portrait of a genius who made beautiful music, and a case study for how to tragically, epically self-destruct."
- "There's been so little written about Nilsson or archiving of his work that Who Is Harry Nilsson is a godsend just for bringing together so much rare footage."
- "Informative and entertaining, filled with hilarious stories and illuminating anecdotes which help you understand why he was so universally adored, despite the glaring flaws in his character."
Awards & Recognition
Santa Barbara Int'l. Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival
Sound Unseen Film Festival