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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2010)

Starring: Phil Spector,The Ronettes,The Righteous Brothers,Teddy Bears

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Starring: Rex Harrison, Charlton Heston, Diane Cilento

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2010)

Starring: Phil Spector, Teddy Bears

Love him or hate him, Phil Spector owned a legacy claimed by few if any rock music producers, and directly influenced the course of rock orchestrations and arrangements to a considerable degree. Spector's trademark "wall of sound" -- a technique developed with audio engineers including Larry Levine and others -- emerged in the early '60s; it involved layering various sounds in the recording studio (and doing the actual recording in an echo chamber) to heighten the density and reverberation of the resultant tracks. The effect not only shaped the sound of major acts including the Beatles, the Supremes, the Beach Boys and the Righteous Brothers, but set a unique precedent for many successive performers who later sought to create works of art within a studio setting. In the process, Spector grew incredibly wealthy and well-connected, but also remained notoriously reclusive and eccentric, engendering a tremendous amount of media speculation about his private life. In 2003, a scandal emerged when Lana Clarkson, a 41-year-old character actress-cum-fashion model, turned up dead at Spector's home -- resulting in one of the most publicized criminal cases of the early 21st century. As directed for the BBC by Vikram Jayanti, the unique biographical documentary The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector probes both the professional triumphs and the criminal fallout of Spector's life. Jayanti uses as the body of the film a number of candid interviews with Spector, shot between his first and second murder trials, wherein he reflects on his collaborations with giants including Brian Wilson and John Lennon; later in the film, the director layers Spector tunes over silent footage of the trial (including grisly crime-scene images) to deliberately jarring effect. This film was originally produced for the BBC and aired in 2008, but updated with additional material in 2009 after the California court system handed out Spector's prison sentence. He received a guilty verdict and got 19 years to life behind bars.

Writer Named Phil Hall

Writer Named Phil Hall (2007)

Starring: Phil Hall

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

Starring: Phil Adams, Phillip Adams, Russell Boyd

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015)

Starring: Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey

This film confronts our worst nightmares of impending death, confounding expectations and turning them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson, who diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, managed to accept his fate with uplifting positivity and defy the death sentence handed down to him.

The Gang's All Here

The Gang's All Here (1943)

Starring: Alice Faye, James Ellison, Carmen Miranda

Phil Spector

Phil Spector (2013)

Starring: Al Pacino,Helen Mirren,Jeffrey Tambor,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Rebecca Pidgeon

A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.


Moonlight (2016)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Alex Hibbert

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction

James Ellroy: Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction (1993)

Starring: James Ellroy, Phil Tintner

The Big One

The Big One (1998)

Starring: Michael Moore,Studs Terkel,Garrison Keillor,Phil Knight,Richard Jewell

The Big One

The Big One (1998)

Starring: Michael Moore, Garrison Keillor, Studs Terkel

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011)

Starring: Phil Ochs,Joan Baez,Tom Hayden,Pete Seeger,Peter Yarrow

As our country continues to embroil itself in foreign wars and once again pins its hopes on a new leader's promise for change, the feature length documentary, "Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune" is a timely tribute to an unlikely American hero. Phil Ochs, a folk singing legend, who many called the emotional heart of his generation, loved his country and he pursued its honor, in song and action, with a ferocity that had no regard for consequences. Wielding only a battered guitar, a clear voice and a quiver of razor sharp songs, he tirelessly fought the good fight for peace and justice throughout his short life.

Bang The Drum Slowly

Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia

Master of the Universe

Master of the Universe (2014)

Starring: Rainer Voss

A kind of minimalist documentary version of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE depicts the same world of limitless financial opportunity, the greed and irresponsibility that fueled it, and the world-shaking consequences that resulted, bringing ruin to both the former "masters of the universe" themselves and ordinary people across the globe. Frightening and fascinating, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE offers a penetrating glimpse behind the curtain of high finance, revealing the psychology, the mechanics, and the sobering reality of a world that deeply affects all of us but that few of us fully understand.(c) Anthology