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Tony Palmer is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor, Production Design and Script British born on 29 august 1941

Tony Palmer

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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 29 august 1941 (82 years)
Awards Emmy Award

Tony Palmer (né le 29 août 1941 à Londres) est un réalisateur et auteur britannique.


Il a réalisé plus de cent films, les premiers avec les Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher (Irish Tour '74) et Frank Zappa (200 Motels), ainsi que certains consacrés à la musique classique avec Maria Callas, Margot Fonteyn, John Osborne, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner, Yehudi Menuhin, Carl Orff, Benjamin Britten et Ralph Vaughan Williams. Ses documentaires sur la musique et les musiciens sont considérés parmi les meilleurs du genre.

Il a remporté plusieurs prix à la British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 12 médailles au Festival de New York, ainsi que le Prix Italia à deux reprises.

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Filmography of Tony Palmer (17 films)

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Love Brewed in the African Pot, 2h5
Genres Comedy-drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Tony Palmer
Rating71% 3.578943.578943.578943.578943.57894
This script must be run from the command line


God Rot Tunbridge Wells!
Directed by Tony Palmer
Genres Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Trevor Howard
Rating67% 3.363383.363383.363383.363383.36338
In old age the British-German composer George Frideric Handel reflects over his life and musical career.
200 Motels
200 Motels (1971)
, 1h38
Directed by Frank Zappa, Tony Palmer
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr, Frank Zappa, Pamela Des Barres, Howard Kaylan
Rating56% 2.800112.800112.800112.800112.80011
In 200 Motels, the film attempts to portray the craziness of life on the road as a rock musician, and as such consists of a series of unconnected nonsense vignettes interspersed with concert footage of the Mothers of Invention. Ostensibly, while on tour The Mothers of Invention go crazy in the small fictional town of Centerville ("a real nice place to raise your kids up"), wander around, and get beaten up in "Redneck Eats", a cowboy bar. In a long cartoon interlude bassist "Jeff", tired of playing what he refers to as "Zappa's comedy music", is persuaded by his bad conscience to quit the group, as did his real-life counterpart Jeff Simmons, who was fired for insubordination before the film began shooting. Simmons was replaced by Martin Lickert (who was Ringo's chauffeur) for the film. Almost every scene is drenched with video special effects (double and triple exposures, solarisation, false color, speed changes, etc.) which were innovative in 1971. The film has been dubbed a "surrealistic documentary".