- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 13 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 22, 2003
- Originally Released: 1993
- Label: Mvd Visual
Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Captain Beefheart is no more - he came home in 1982, hung up his microphone and grabbed his paint brush. He then dusted off his real name, Don Van Vliet, and has been doing very well since, thank you. That much you might know without watching this incredible piece of film, but what else are you aware of?
There is very little information about him from 1982 onwards and Anton Corbjin's short b/w film from 1993 is a unique opportunity to see and hear the wonderful Don Van Vliet. This man is one of the most influential, misunderstood, talked about, admired, copied, treasured, loved artists of the last 50 years and yet he is a mystery.
This film will reveal his thoughts on many subjects and still keep the enigma alive. We'll see director David Lynch asking two questions, we'll see his mother Sue Vliet walking around finding a spot for Don and we'll see Anton Corbijn explaining why he made this film in the first place.
If you like Captain Beefheart you will be amazed and if you love Don Van Vliet you will love him even more after seeing this film.
After quitting the music industry in 1982, Captain Beefheart reverted back to his original moniker, Don Van Vliet, and quietly established himself as a contemporary painter. Withdrawing from the public domain and preferring to let his artwork do the talking, little was heard from the reclusive genius until Anton Corbjin shot the 13 minute short film SOME YO YO STUFF in 1993. Presented here, Corbjin's film draws on the thoughts and feeling of Don himself, alongside two questions posed by director David Lynch. Sue Vliet -- Don's mother -- is featured, as are Corbjin's feelings on why he made the film in the first place. Beefheart's army of fans have stayed loyal to the enigmatic figure over the years, and this documentary provides some crucial, albeit fleeting, insights on the extremely influential artist and musician.