By Stan Warnow

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Documentary - Completed 2010

The Music, Machines, and Mystery of Raymond Scott

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stan Warnow
    • Synopsis
    • A touching documentary about the life of musician, inventor and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott, seen through the eyes of his son Stan Warnow. Scott’s career spanned 1930s swing to 1970s electro jazz and included a stint composing soundtracks for Warner Brothers cartoons. A hugely influential figure, his admirers include Frank Zappa, John Williams and Andy Partridge. Warnow probes deeply into the professional and private life of his father to construct a defining portrait of an under-recognised American icon.
      “An enthralling film that tells the story of a truly pivotal figure in 20th-century music. A poignant, compelling attempt by a son to understand his father; we know about the works of great artists like da Vinci, but rarely do we hear how their artistic triumphs affected their own families. An essential view inside the wonders of creative genius, American-style.” — LA WEEKLY
      ”A fascinating look at a musical genius and the way he lived his life. Stan Warnow allows us to share his journey of discovery as he pieces together the story of his father. I thoroughly enjoyed it.” — LEONARD MALTIN