New York Doll

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Overview

Greg Whiteley's documentary New York Doll is a funny, surprising and unexpectedly moving look at the roller-coaster life of onetime New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane, and the DVD release gives the movie a dignified presentation without weighing it down. New York Doll has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and the images have been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The film was shot using digital video gear, and looks quite good on DVD, even ...
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Overview

Greg Whiteley's documentary New York Doll is a funny, surprising and unexpectedly moving look at the roller-coaster life of onetime New York Dolls bassist Arthur Kane, and the DVD release gives the movie a dignified presentation without weighing it down. New York Doll has been transferred to disc in letterboxed format at the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and the images have been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The film was shot using digital video gear, and looks quite good on DVD, even in the caught-on-the-run footage of Kane at work or in transit. The interviews and dialogue are in English, with no multiple language options or subtitles though the film includes burned-in subtitles for some sequences where the voices are hard to hear. The audio is mastered in two mixes, one in Dolby Digital 2.0 and another in Dolby Digital 5.1, both of which make the most of the Dolls' clattering music. As a bonus, this disc includes a 19-minute interview with Morrissey excerpts are used in the film, an interview with director Greg Whiteley, a musical performance from David Johansen, and the movie's original theatrical trailer. If New York Doll hasn't been given a wealth of bells and whistles on DVD, what's here reinforces the film's strengths, and it adds up to a loving tribute to a quietly remarkable man.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus Morrissey interview -- 20 minutes; David Johansen "dolls" up a classic hymn; Director interview
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2006
  • UPC: 855280001304
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Independent
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:18:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,702

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arthur Kane Participant
Morrissey Participant
David Johansen Participant
Sylvain Sylvain Participant
Barbara Kane Participant
Iggy Pop Participant
Mick Jones Participant
Bob Geldof Participant
Chrissie Hynde Participant
Don Letts Participant
Steve Conte Participant
Brian Koonin Participant
Lee Childress Participant
Frank Infante Participant
Sirius Trixon Participant
Bishop Bragg Participant
Bishop MacGregor Participant
Nina Antonia Participant
Clem Burke Participant
Sammy Yaffa Participant
Technical Credits
Greg Whiteley Director, Editor
Jason Altshuler Sound/Sound Designer
Ed Cunningham Producer
Seth Lewis Gordon Editor, Producer
Roderick Santiano Cinematographer
Erin Whiteley Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- New York Doll
1. Beginning [5:05]
2. Scheley on the Bus [4:25]
3. Rock Geneology [6:43]
4. LDS Trip [7:12]
5. Morrissey [6:26]
6. NYC [5:15]
7. David Jo [5:29]
8. London Hotel [12:38]
9. Backstage [3:30]
10. Jetboy [10:56]
11. Love One Another [4:30]
12. End Credits [6:12]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- New York Doll
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus
      Theatrical Trailer
      Director Interview
      Morrissey Interview
      Johansen Hymn
      Also on DVD: Be Here to Love Me
   Set Up
      Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
      Dolby Digital 5.1
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Killer Kane

    The New York Dolls are very essential to the Rock $ Roll circuit. They were an innovative band that shook up the early 70s rock scene and introduced the world to glam-rock/punk. The Dolls music is full of attitude and angst and their legacy would continue on through many other artists whom were highly influenced by them, especially the hair/metal bands in the 80s. Now one thing is that I love the New York Dolls and the other is that I was born into the Mormon church in New York. I don't follow the church anymore and took one look at this DVD and thought, "I don't know about this..." Being a Sundance Film Festival nominee and the fact that its about the Dolls drew me to buy this product. The documentary follows the rise and fall of Arthur "Killer" Kane's life and career as bassist of the New York Dolls. From his early party days with the Dolls in New York that lasted a short amount of time to his conversion to Mormonism. I thought I would hate this film, but ended up enjoying it immensely. The film is even shot by a member of his local church, which is explained in the feature and is edited very well and not shot like some average documentary. This film is suprisingly not about Mormonism, but does touch on the facts a tad to explain Arthurs conversion. You will fall in love with Arthur Kane as he attempts to get back together with his old surviving band-mates to bring back the Dolls, you will laugh, cry and cheer him on as he goes on his journey, which will touch your heart, no matter if you like the Dolls/Mormonism or not. Their are some wonderful interviews with some major artists such as Morrisey and David Geffin and many more who knew Arthur and the Dolls and speak about his life and how the Dolls influenced not only a generation, but the world. I've always read on other reviews from critics and fans alike for this film that this is one of the best music documentaries out there and I have to agree, if by the end of this film you aren't crying or moved in some way, then there is definitely something wrong with you. So check this out if you want to watch a good entertaining documentary.

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