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Title Louie Bluie [videorecording] / Superior Pictures presents a film by Terry Zwigoff ; produced and directed by Terry Zwigoff.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, [2010]


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Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
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Series Criterion collection ; 532
Criterion collection ; 532.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Cast Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, James "Yank" Rachell, "Banjo" Ikey Robinson.
Credits Cinematography, John Knoop and Chris Li ; editor, Victoria Lewis.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Documents the obscure country blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist, Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. Director Terry Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, this is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to make in the coming years.
Note Special features: Commentary by director Terry Zwigoff; Unused footage ("State Street Rag", "Nothing in this world for me", A snow dilemma, ".38 Pistol Blues", A grand rascal, "You're nobody until somebody loves you", Waltz, Blues jam, "Mean mistreater blues", "Old Joe Clark", Yank's story); Stills gallery. Booklet: "Something old, new, borrowed, and Bluie" essay by Michael Sragow.
Contents Plain old Louie Bluie -- Mr. Black Gable -- LaFollette, Tennessee -- All in the family -- Ain't nothin' but a bird -- Supply of talk exceeds the demand -- Cheat you fair -- Color bars.
Subject Armstrong, Howard, 1909-2003.
African American musicians -- Biography.
African American artists -- Biography.
African Americans -- Music.
Blues (Music).
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Zwigoff, Terry. Producer. Director.
Knoop, John. Cinematographer.
Li, Christopher. Cinematographer.
Lewis, Victoria. Film editor.
Armstrong, Howard, 1909-2003. Interviewee.
Bogan, Ted, 1910-1990. Interviewee.
Rachell, Yank. Interviewee.
Robinson, Ikey, 1904-1990. Interviewee.
Superior Pictures.
Criterion Collection (Firm).
Janus Films.
Added Title Louie Bluie (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781604653113
Standard No. 715515061513
Music No. CC1923D The Criterion Collection

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