Search results for "Tony Palmer"


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200 Motels (1971) RT 67% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jul 1994

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Fantasy • Music • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa  •  Tony Palmer
CAST:  The Mothers of Invention  •  Ringo Starr  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Keith Moon

The Children (1990) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Nov 2005

Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Kim Novak  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Siri Neal

Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (1974)

Tony Palmer's film, thought lost for almost 40 years, about Leonard Cohen's 1972 European tour, has now been pieced together from almost 3,000 fragments and restored to its ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Leonard Cohen

Benjamin Britten: A Time There Was (1979)

A portrait of one of England's greatest composers. Winner of the Prix Italia.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Janet Baker  •  Benjamin Britten  •  Leonard Bernstein  •  Julian Bream

André Previn: The Kindness of Strangers (1998)

The life of composer, conductor, pianist and Oscar-winner Andre Previn, filmed during a year which culminated in the world premiere of his first opera, A Streetcar Named ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  André Previn

Wagner (1983)

A huge panorama of Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 Revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria to the final ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Richard Burton  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Gemma Craven

The Space Movie (1980)

1969's Apollo 11 mission to the moon is highlighted in this tribute to the history of the United States' space program.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
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Testimony (1988)

The story of the great Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) and his life and career during the rule of Stalin.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Sherry Baines  •  Magdalen Asquith  •  Mark Asquith

God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985)

The story of the last years of Handel.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Trevor Howard  •  Dave Griffiths  •  Christopher Bramwell

All My Loving (1968) RT Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 2007

Originally a BBC documentary, this film by Tony Palmer about the 1960's music scene was later released as a standalone DVD by the BFI  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Anthony Burgess  •  Ginger Baker  •  Eric Burdon  •  Donovan




England, My England (1995) RT Audience 83%

DVD release: Jul 2007

The story of Henry Purcell.  (more)

GENRES: History
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer
CAST:  Michael Ball  •  Simon Callow  •  Rebecca Front  •  Lucy Speed

Parsifal (1998)

Richard Wagner's operatic retelling of the story of the search for the Holy Grail receives a lavish production in this video, which records performances held in Bayreuth, St. ...  (more)

GENRES: Music
DIRECTION:  Tony Palmer  •  Rob Ayling
CAST:  Valery Gergiev  •  Plácido Domingo  •  Feodor Mojhaev  •  Nikolai Putilin

The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988) RT Audience 67%

A one-hour documentary on the making of Frank Zappa's bizarre 1971 comic musical. Vintage private footage from Frank's personal archives plus behind-the-scenes of the actual ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Frank Zappa
CAST:  Frank Zappa  •  Tony Palmer

Led Zeppelin: Dazed & Confused (2009)

A rare look at Led Zeppelin, from their humble beginnings to their status as rock gods. The unique chemistry between singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Sonia Anderson
CAST:  Peter Grant  •  Robert Plant  •  Jimmy Page  •  John Paul Jones

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