Synopsis by Judd Blaise
The odd genius of former Beach Boys leader and acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer Brian Wilson is the subject of this black-and-white documentary by famed fellow musician and record producer Don Was. The film closely examines the innovation inherent in Wilson's songs and consists mainly of interviews and new performance footage. It also examines the ways in which his life experiences influenced his music. While some mention is made of Wilson's turbulent personal life -- and interviews with his daughters and ex-wife are included along with many musical clips -- the focus is squarely on his musical innovations.
music, competition, innovation, mental-illness, rival