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Pop Odyssee 1 - Die Beach Boys und der Satan (1997)

The Beach Boys and Satan is a documentary film made as part of the Pop Odyssee series and directed by music documentary specialist Christoph Dreher. This documentary, in addition to placing... See full summary »

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Christoph Dreher

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Diedrich Diederichsen (concept contributor), Christoph Dreher | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kenneth Anger ... Himself
Brian Carman Brian Carman ... Himself
Dick Dale ... Himself
Robert Dalley Robert Dalley ... Himself
Chris Darrow Chris Darrow ... Himself
Kim Fowley Kim Fowley ... Himself
Jonathan Gilmore Jonathan Gilmore ... Himself
Mike Kelley Mike Kelley ... Himself
Laurence Rickels Laurence Rickels ... Himself
Bob Spickard Bob Spickard ... Himself
David Thomas David Thomas ... Himself
Dean Torrence Dean Torrence ... Himself
Don Was ... Himself
Brian Wilson ... Himself
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The Beach Boys and Satan is a documentary film made as part of the Pop Odyssee series and directed by music documentary specialist Christoph Dreher. This documentary, in addition to placing The Beach Boys rise to success into context with rarely seen footage of the band, exposes California's darker side and investigates the connections between some of the most controversial characters of that period (Anton La Vey, Kenneth Anger, and Brian Wilson) and their connection to the Manson Family. The film includes interviews with Kim Fowley, Don Was and the creative force behind the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson. There are also archive clips surrounding the trial of Charles Manson and various members of The Family The film which was originally released in 1997 has been unavailable for some time.

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Germany

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English

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Laurence Rickels: Brian Wilson hated the beach and was scared of the ocean.
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The great Brian Wilson
21 March 2009 | by pery-1See all my reviews

Archival footage, the Beach Boys music and 1997 interview soundbites, make an interesting look at Brian Wilson and his creative process. We get some history of the music scene and what was going on in society at the time.

The well-known connection to Charles Manson feels like it's brought in as pure exploitation. It's another of those cheezy attempts to show some connection or inevitability of a progression from the counterculture to evil. Fortunately that's only a small part of the film at the end. It's worth watching for the historical Beach Boys footage, the interviews with Brian Wilson, and musicians and producers who were around the Beach Boys back when.


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