Dir: Stephen Kijak.
A great enigma of modern music sheds a few layers ofopacity in Stephen Kijak's revealing documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century
Obsessive fans - some ofwhom have stuck with their hero since the 1960s - will be in clover, whilenon-initiates will be fascinated by a man for whom the term 'maverick' couldwell have been invented.
Narrated by Sara Kestelman, the film follows
When their grandiose balladeering - built around
Since the early 1980s,however,
While his mystique as aninvisible man is rivaled only by Howard Hughes and Thomas Pynchon,
In terms of interviewees, Kijak's thorough approach strikes gold. While the othererstwhile Walker Brothers are notably absent, Kijaktracks down collaborators past and present including Angela Morley, nee WallyStott,
Kijik has also unearthed some archive gems, including 1960sfootage of
Still missing, however, isan insight into how Walker spent his extended periods of silence, which havelasted up to a decade at a time: as for their causes, the singer himself onlymakes one discreet passing reference to his "imbibing". But while his reticenceprecludes too much open self-revelation,
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