Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)

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The long, strange and singularly charming career of John Flansburgh and John Linnell -- better known as They Might Be Giants -- goes under the microscope in this documentary, which gets all the trimmings for its release on DVD. Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The interviews and songs are in English with no multiple language options or subtitles included. Bonus materials include two ...
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The long, strange and singularly charming career of John Flansburgh and John Linnell -- better known as They Might Be Giants -- goes under the microscope in this documentary, which gets all the trimmings for its release on DVD. Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. The interviews and songs are in English with no multiple language options or subtitles included. Bonus materials include two deleted scenes (with optional commentary from director A.J. Schnack and Shirley Moyers), five classic music videos directed by Adam Bernstein (featuring new introductions from Bernstein, Flansburgh and Linnell) three additional videos, raw footage and outtakes, excerpts from a performance at the Polish National Home, a wide variety of television appearances and rare concert footage, and the movie's original trailer. The feature also includes an optional commentary track from Flansburgh, Linnell, Schnack, and producer Sarah Vowell.
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Special Features

Feature commentary with John Flansburgh, John Linnell, director A.J. Schnack, and Sarah Vowell; Deleted scenes and rare bonus materials: Outtakes, never-before-released TV and radio appearances, raw footage and interviews featuring Conan O'Brien, Dave Eggers, Michael McKean, Sarah Vowell, Syd Straw, and Ira Glass; Classic music videos including "Don't Let's Start," "Ana Ng," and "Birdhouse in Your Soul" with all-new introductions by John Linnell, John Flansburgh, and director Adam Bernstein; Live performances covering 15 years of They Might Be Giants, including vintage versions of: "Hide Away Folk Family" and "Mr. Me" (1987), "Number Three" and "Fingertips" from the 2001 Polish National Home concert, and "Birdhouse" from the now classic Tonight Show performance with Doc Severinsen & the NBC Orchestra (1990)
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Rolling Stone - Gaylord Fields
1/2 [A] superior documentary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • UPC: 082354001421
  • Original Release: 2002
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  • Source: Plexifilm
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
They Might Be Giants Participant
Frank Black Participant
Dave Eggers Participant
Joe Franklin Participant
Janeane Garofalo Participant
Ira Glass Participant
Mark Hoppus Participant
Josh Kornbluth Participant
Robert Krulwich Participant
Michael McKean Participant
Conan O'Brien Participant
Annette O'Toole Participant
Andy Richter Participant
Harry Shearer Participant
Paul Simon Participant
Jon Stewart Participant
Syd Straw Participant
Sarah Vowell Participant
Technical Credits
A.J. Schnack Director
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Jenkins Sound/Sound Designer
Jason Kool Editor
Alisa Lipsitt Editor
Shirley Moyers Producer
They Might Be Giants Score Composer
Yon Thomas Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Man the Town
2. Get Well Soon
3. The Vanguard of the Alternative
4. The Original John and John
5. What Was the Deal With the Fez?
6. Everybody Dies Frustrated and Sad
7. A Regular Call to Brooklyn
8. Weirdest and Pleasurable
9. Whitesnake and Whitney Houston
10. The World's Tallest Midget
11. Abuse and Addiction
12. Contrary to All Good Sense
13. Don't Go See the Show
14. This Is Where My Career Ends
15. Napolean of the Stump
16. The End of the Tour
17. The Introvert and the Extrovert
18. Is This a Fluff Piece?
19. Playthings of the Rich
20. Lenin & McCartney
21. Everyone's Your Friend
22. What a Shame
23. Turn It Up
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Chapters
   Features
      Bonus Materials
         Birdhouse in Your Soul From The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson
         Flood Promo
         Hide Away on Joy Farm
         This American Life
            Sarah Vowell's "When the Telephone Is Your Medium"
         Mr. Me on Joy Farm
         Nick Rocks
         Original "New York City" by Cub
            Original "New York City" by Cub
         Boat of Car & Meet James Ensor Instore Performance
         Excerpts From the Fan Room
         Michael McKean: Palindrome
         John Flansburgh Picture
            Flansy Stay in the Picture
         Play All
      Deleted Scenes
         Deleted Scenes
            Growing Up in Lincoln
            Apollo 18 and Elvis Costello
            Play All
         With Audio Commentary by Producer Shirley Moyers and Director AJ Schnack: On
         With Audio Commentary by Producer Shirley Moyers and Director AJ Schnack: Off
      Music Videos
         5 Videos Directed by Adam Bernstein
            Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head: Intro
            Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head: Video
            Don't Let's Start: Intro
            Don't Let's Start: Video
            (She Was A) Hotel Detective: Intro
            (She Was A) Hotel Detective: Video
            Ana Ng: Intro
            Ana Ng: Video
            Birdhouse in Your Soul: Intro
            Birdhouse in Your Soul: Video
            Play All
         3 Videos Created for Brave New World
            Weedy Species
            King Weed
            Dan vs. Cog
            Older
            Play All
      Raw Footage and Interviews
         Doctor Worm Sound Check
         Guitarmageddon
         Knowing the Johns
         Station ID's at WLIR
         Feelin' Bad in '94
         The Crying Girl Revisited
         Grouping Love Cheese Steak Sandwiches
         WLIR Cowtown Performance
         On Factory Showroom
         Full House Every Night
         Old Fashioned Show Biz
         With a Beat
         Mexican Wrestling Masks
         Papa's Got a Brand New Belt
         Timothy McSweeney
         This Is John and John
         Play All
      Live From the Polish National Home
         They Might Be Giants
         Number Three
         Fingertips
         Play All
   Trailer
   Options
      Commentary With Linnell, Flansburgh, AJ Schnack & Sarah Vowell: On
      Commentary With Linnell, Flansburgh, AJ Schnack & Sarah Vowell: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    free the expo 67

    a great documentary. a little slow at first, but it quickly picks up momentum. a must buy for any film buff or tmbg fan.

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