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Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie

Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie (Hardback)

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In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won many prizes, including Best Screenplay (for Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan) at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards; it starred Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson, and was directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Jon Ronson's Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie is a memoir of funny, sad times and a tribute to outsider artists too wonderfully strange to ever make it in the mainstream. It tells the true story behind the fictionalized movie.

BiographyFilm, TV & Drama Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 27/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9781447271376  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, starred Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.y.

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Five star only really because Frank Sidebottom is, to quote the man himself, ace and top. A magical and heartwarming set of stories from the inner circle of one of Britain's best excentrics and comedians. Not as much original material as you'd like (if you've been keeping up with Ronson's Guardian articles on the subject) but the weighty paper and nice cover design make it a decent addition to the book shelf.

- 28/04/2014
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