Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott
Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott (2012)

Deconstructing Dad: The Music, Machines and Mystery of Raymond Scott is a documentary exploration of the life and work of American maverick composer, bandleader, inventor, and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott (1908-1994), presented… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The best evidence of this troubled man's genius is provided by ample samples of his music, much of which will be familiar to fans of Warner Bros. cartoons from the '30s and '40s.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Honest, illuminating and compassionate. An extraordinary documentary.

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

The documentary is a work of careful consideration, moral weighing, and deliberateness of craft.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Like "My Architect," Nathaniel Kahn's film about his father, Louis I. Kahn, this documentary is a son's attempt to forge a posthumous bond with an elusive parent.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Yet another documentary about a supposedly unheralded show-business maverick just barely holds viewer interest.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

Deconstructing Dad might be a messy biography, but it is a fascinating primer on Scott's work.

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Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

Scott's son, Stan Warnow, made a highly personal documentary ... It isn't slick or polished but it is candid and highly personal, as Stan tries to understand his enigmatic father who was, by all accounts, a musical genius.

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