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Title Frank Zappa's 200 motels [videorecording] / a Murakami Wolf/Bizarre production ; story and screenplay by Frank Zappa ; shooting script by Tony Palmer ; produced by Jerry Good, Herb Gordon ; characterizations directed by Frank Zappa ; visuals directed by Tony Palmer.

Imprint [England] : Tony Palmer Studio, [2009]


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    MA ZAPP TM Z02DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Note Includes original soundtrack, Tony Palmer in conversation with Jon Kirkman Dec 2009.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1971.
Credits Camera, Dave Swan ... [et al.] ; editor, Richard Harrison ; music composer and arranger, Frank Zappa ; music performers, the Mothers of Invention, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Cast The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon.
Summary A psychedelic precursor to music videos, in which The Mothers of Invention, a touring musical group, wreak havoc in Centerville, a stereotypical American town. The first color movie made on videotape and then transferred to film, it includes many visual effects.
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen (16:9) presentation.
Subject Mothers of Invention -- Drama.
Rock groups -- Drama.
Concert tours -- Drama.
Genre/Form Rock films.
Musical films.
Comedy films.
Added Author Zappa, Frank. Screenwriter. Director.
Palmer, Tony, 1941- Screenwriter. Director.
Starr, Ringo.
Bikel, Theodore.
Good, Jerry.
Cohn, Herb.
Moon, Keith, 1946-1978.
Black, Jimmy Carl.
Lickert, Martin.
Schenkel, Calvin.
Kam, Mara.
Harrison, Richard.
Stephens, Barry.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tony Palmer Studio (Firm)
Murakami-Wolf Films.
Bizarre (Firm)
Mothers of Invention.
Added Title Frank Zappa's two hundred motels
200 motels
Two hundred motels
Note Disc label: Tony Palmer's film of Frank Zappa's 200 motels
Standard No. 604388714902
Music No. TPDVD127 Tony Palmer Studio

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