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Title:   New York Doll
Director:   Greg Whiteley
Year:   2005
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.06.06

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.06.06Music Monday A pretty well made documentary following New York Doll bassist Arthur "Killer" Kane 30 years after the band broke up. Since then, he'd found god and become a mormon and spent some time working in a library and has a quiet bus-commute life until Morrisey shows up with a reunion offer complete with Buster Poindexter. Lots of people were laughing but I found the whole movie pretty sad in a humbling way. Here's a guy who knew incredible heights then crashed down to absolute bottom. Every shot of his face shows each one of those years and during the reunion footage he showed such a mixture of nostalgia for an old life that will never happen again... so when the ending of the film revealed that he died very quickly after his last show, it's a real punch in the gut... I was actually reminded a lot of Harvey Pekar... just a low dude... very calm but very sad. Good movie though, for sure.

Also, there was a group of hardcore dudes sitting the next row up and whenever Morrisey was on screen one guy raised his hand and shot him the bird. It made me chuckle and reminded me of when I was back in highschool and thought things like that were cool.
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