7 Year Zigzag (2003)




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A filmmaker with a vision finds that vision delayed due to tumultuous changes in his life in this independently produced feature. 7 Year Zigzag is the autobiographical tale of lead Richard Green, who narrates -- in rhyme -- his efforts to get a swing-disco musical made in the late '70s, only to see it ripped off by the 1980 debacle Xanadu. Discouraged but not defeated, he takes gigs as a musician in London and as a corporate drone to see his dream through. 7 Year Zigzag contains no spoken dialogue other than Green's musical voice-overs.
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Critic Reviews for 7 Year Zigzag

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Mr. Green's dewy romantic imagery, self-pitying tone and feeble grasp of the principles of poetic scansion suggest the powerful influence of Rod McKuen, a celebrated poet of the 1970's who has since fallen into disrepute.

September 25, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

The idea is fun for a while, but soon grows tiresome.

September 25, 2003
New York Post
Top Critic

It is spirited and heartfelt, but as [Green] meanders from college romances to corporate jobs to showbiz breaks, it's clear none of these incidents is actually worthy of big-screen attention.

Full Review… | September 25, 2003
New York Daily News
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To be certain, Richard Green has created an enchanting and unique way of telling a story... I just wish I could have cared more about the Richard Green it was all about.

Full Review… | September 25, 2003

Green actually makes the mix sing, and the film is genuinely absorbing.

Full Review… | September 25, 2003

Said ingenuity is at times recursive in its chintzy pell-mell of images and superimpositions...

Full Review… | September 24, 2003
Apollo Guide

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