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This feature documentary film explores the life of Bob Moog, who has been inventing and building electronic musical instruments for nearly half a century. It explores Moog's collaborations with musicians over the years as well as his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity and spirituality. It also features appearances by Keith Emerson, Walter Sear, Gershon Kinsgley, Jean-Jacques Perrey and Luke Vibert, Rick Wakeman, DJ Spooky, Herb Deutsch, Bernie Worrell, Pamelia Kurstin, Tino Corp. with Charlie Clouser, Money Mark, and Mix Master Mike. Vintage films, borrowed from private… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"For every insight, there are a half-dozen meandering conversations and unguided reminiscences."
‑ Leighton Walter Kille, Boston Globe
"An affectionate portrait of Robert Moog."
‑ Robert Dominguez, New York Daily News
"It's unfortunate that there are so many ideas left behind before they get a chance to start"
‑ Rachel Gordon, Filmcritic.com
"Would that this affectionate tribute to the unassuming man behind a musical revolution had more energy of its own."
‑ Sheri Linden, Boxoffice Magazine
"Fjellestad exhibits a playful adoration for the man and the otherworldly sounds of his machine in an intriguing rendering of one of music technology's seminal figures."
‑ , Los Angeles Times
"The doc focuses exclusively on Robert Moog, and Robert Moog is, well, kind of boring."
‑ Erik Lundegaard, Seattle Times
"There are things to be learned here, but it would take a real aficionado to geek out on all the knobs and circuit boards on display."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"If you're not fascinated by synthesized sound, this could be the longest seventy minutes of your life."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Largely, you get to watch a nice old guy waxing philosophical in his beloved vegetable garden, in his workshop or amid city traffic."
‑ Greg Burk, L.A. Weekly
"A collection of dry interviews and so-so music, it's better suited to public TV than the big screen."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"The testimonials are plentiful, coming from the varied likes of prog-rock kings Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson to current turntablists like DJ Spooky, Money Mark and Mix Master Mike."
‑ , E! Online
"Even at his most obtuse ... Moog's deep, almost spiritual connection to his creation is evident."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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