Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)

Interview with reclusive musician Scott Walker as well as the groups who've been influenced by Walker's work including David Bowie, Sting, Franz Ferdinand and Radiohead.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 31, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2007
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Consensus: Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is a stylish portrait of an influential artist that will fascinate fans and neophytes alike.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (which takes its title from a Walker-penned song) makes a fascinating case that in the years that followed, Walker became the music equivalent of a 'poet's poet.'

Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle

Director Stephen Kijak not only got a composed, almost warm interview out of Walker, but he filmed some of the sessions for Walker's latest adventuresome recording project.

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Cynthia Fuchs

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man gestures toward Walker's own process, as he has been and continues to think through the possibilities of sound.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man chronicles the career of musician Scott Walker, an enigmatic figure whose influence far outreaches his relative obscurity.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man glosses over the depression and alcoholism that have bedeviled Walker as well as any relationships he might have had. But that doesn't make the film any less interesting.

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Chris Cabin

For Walker fans, I imagine 30 Century Man will come as a bit of a vindication, having the knowledge that they knew this world before it had been fully documented and made ready for public consumption

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is the latest in a mini-wave of pop-music docs, like The Devil and Daniel Johnston, that try to inflate cult figures into lost geniuses.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, is the story of and oracular singer, experimental composer, British-based American expatriate and reclusive cult figure.

Steve Simels
Boxoffice Magazine

Director Stephen Kijak's profile of reclusive pop icon Scott Walker is one of the most remarkable music documentaries in ages.

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Nicki Marie
I had never heard of Scott Walker, but I found this documentary very interesting, and also his music very interesting (especially as his career goes on).… More
Eric Broome
Scott Walker's music is an acquired taste -- a taste that I've only partially acquired myself -- but I feel no such ambivalence about this… More
Stella Dallas
a fascinating look at the reclusive musician, who rose from boy band pop icon of the 60's to a truly avant garde artist. not as well known as he should… More
Stephen M
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