Frank Sidebottom

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Spin machines: the curious history of video games on vinyl
During the early 80s home computing boom, flexi discs full of data were briefly all the rage, and Frank Sidebottom, the Thompson Twins and the Stranglers made their way to the ZX Spectrum

Will Freeman

07, Jul, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story review – warm and witty documentary
A portrait of the man behind comedy phenomenon Frank Sidebottom

Wendy Ide

31, Mar, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story review – tender Frank Sidebottom tribute
This documentary about Sievey’s wacky comic creation makes a good case for bestowing posthumous national treasure status

Peter Bradshaw

27, Mar, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about hobbies
A regular reader who posts as sonofwebcore has picked a playlist from your nominations, with songs from Shonen Knife, Frank Sidebottom and the Fall in the list

George Boyland

28, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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’71, first-time director’s film about the Troubles, wins nine Bifa nominations
British independent film award shortlist also includes Mike Leigh biopic Mr Turner and ‘honour killing’ drama Catch Me Daddy

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

03, Nov, 2014 @10:13 PM

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Frank review – engrossing, tender breakdown of the Frank Sidebottom enigma | Peter Bradshaw

Michael Fassbender's chops remain hidden during most of this beguiling tragicomic fable inspired by Jon Ronson's memoir about indie enigma Frank Sidebottom, writes Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

08, May, 2014 @2:35 PM

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Michael Fassbender: Frank and me

Steve Rose: The actor on why he's happy inside Frank Sidebottom's fibreglass head for Lenny Abrahamson's comedy about an eccentric band – and his own teenage fantasies of rock stardom

Steve Rose

24, Apr, 2014 @3:14 PM

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SXSW 2014 review: Frank – into the head of a pop comedy maverick

Lenny Abrahamson's take on the story of papier-mache headed comedy oddbody Frank Sidebottom captures the awkward inconstancy of true talent, finds Henry Barnes

Henry Barnes

11, Mar, 2014 @12:24 PM

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Frank: watch Michael Fassbender in the world exclusive trailer for the comedy inspired by Frank Sidebottom - video

Watch the trailer for Frank, a film inspired by the story of celebrated musician Chris Sievey, aka Frank Sidebottom, who became notorious for always wearing a giant papier–mache head

06, Mar, 2014 @5:34 PM

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Frank Sidebottom: the true story of the man behind the mask

Frank Sidebottom was possibly the strangest pop star in history. Jon Ronson, who played in his band, and has co-written a film inspired by the character starring Michael Fassbender, remembers Frank's creator Chris Sievey as being even more eccentric than his papier-mache alter ego

Jon Ronson

12, Jan, 2014 @5:00 PM

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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up
A tale of youth, privilege and tragedy confirms Irish director Lenny Abrahamson as a major cinematic talent, writes Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode

06, Apr, 2013 @11:05 PM

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Populist: items of interest this week

From Michael Fassbender's Frank Sidebottom film to a national anthem mash-up

The Guide

19, Jan, 2013 @6:05 AM

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