Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

2016

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words offers an illuminating primer for Zappa novices as well as an entertaining retrospective for diehard fans.

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This documentary explores the life and career of avant-garde musician Frank Zappa entirely via archival footage of the man, including interviews and concert performances. Directed by Thorsten Schütte.

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All Critics (72) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (66) | Rotten (6)

  • There are areas of interest, such as his work with "outsider" artists like Wild Man Fisher, that are apparently unmentioned because no one ever asked him about them. If you're a fan, though, it's a must see.

    September 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • In a perfect world, "Zappa in his own words" would really mean nothing but his music and lyrics, which is where he would be truly himself - but this is nonetheless a thoroughly entertaining watch.

    November 21, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Any true Zappa fan will eat this stuff up. For novices it may open up the universe.

    August 19, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • "Eat That Question" may be of most interest to Zappa fans, but newcomers to the man and his music may also find it well worth a look.

    July 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • You don't have to be a fan of Frank Zappa's music to enjoy "Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in HIs Own Words," Thorsten Schutte's documentary.

    July 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Although there is some nice performance footage, the film isn't a good way for a beginner to get a grip on Zappa's music, which spans from proto-punk to classical. It is a nice journey through Zappa's mind for the already converted.

    July 8, 2016 | Full Review…

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