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Louie Bluie

Author: Terry ZwigoffJohn KnoopChristopher LiVictoria LewisHoward ArmstrongAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, ©2010.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 532.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Music
Named Person: Howard Armstrong; Howard Armstrong
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Zwigoff; John Knoop; Christopher Li; Victoria Lewis; Howard Armstrong; Ted Bogan; Yank Rachell; Ikey Robinson; Superior Pictures.; Criterion Collection (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 9781604653113 1604653116
OCLC Number: 645667357
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
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.
Credits: Cinematography, John Knoop and Chris Li ; editor, Victoria Lewis.
Cast: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, James "Yank" Rachell, "Banjo" Ikey Robinson.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Details: DVD; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital mono.; NTSC, region 1.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 532.
Other Titles: Louie Bluie (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Superior Pictures presents a film by Terry Zwigoff ; produced and directed by Terry Zwigoff.

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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.

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