Sunday, August 10
A Skin Too Few - The Days of Nick Drake (2002)
"How do you film a biography of an enigma who died at such a young age (26) that he barely had a life? One way is to keep it short. During part of this tender tribute, the camera gazes at the pastoral landscape around Tanworth-in-Arden, the village where the English singer-songwriter grew up in upper-middle-class comfort. With his haunting music playing in the background, these scenes define the film, whose principal voice belongs to Drake's sorrowful older sister, Gabrielle, as a cinematic tone poem as much as a biography."
Review by Andy Smith
YouTube: A Skin Too Few - The Days of Nick Drake 1, 2, 3, 4
2012 July: Nick Drake, 2013 May: Five Leaves Left, 2014 February: Bryter Layter (1970).