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The Q Filmcast
Episode 83
Weekly Program
The Q Crew
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Get your head on straight! This week we tackle the odd little gem from 2014 FRANK the eccentric story of an avant-garde pop band whose leader (played by Michael Fassbender) wears a large artificial head. When we meet them, Frank and his band, the unpronounceable Soronprfbs, are on a “not-very-successful” UK tour. While attempting to rescue their keyboardist from drowning himself after a show, they encounter Jon, a “not so sure of himself” musician who they recruit to the lineup despite his lack of talent.

From there, Jon is invited to join the band in Ireland, where they take root in a secluded country house – a perfect place for composing, what they believe will be, the-greatest-album-ever! But Jon doesn’t take the warning that the shoes he’s filling put him in the center of a band full of crazy people. There’s Clara, the theremin player who aggressively hates him, Baraque and Nana, who don’t seem to speak English other than when it suits them, Don, the manager and self confessed manaquin lover – and, of course, Frank the musical genius lurking somewhere behind his papier mache head. Why? Who knows? What’s underneath? Who knows? Where does it get them? Who knows?

“Frank” is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson and is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart…

All of this, plus our Top 3 Fictitious Bands in Movies
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