Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story

Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story

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Director: Jamie Meltzer

Cast: Jamie Meltzer

     
 
Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story documents one subculture in the music industry. The film arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include additional footage of the songs being recorded, deleted scenes, and footage of the premiere party thrown in honor of the film's

Overview

Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story documents one subculture in the music industry. The film arrives on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include additional footage of the songs being recorded, deleted scenes, and footage of the premiere party thrown in honor of the film's first public screening.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2004
UPC:
0826663036091
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Shout Factory
Time:
2:12:00

Special Features

Sunburst Studio sessions; Deleted scenes; Iowa Mountain Tour live; Off the Charts premiere party; Song-poem ad gallery tour; Song-poem variety show: "America Sings"

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. What Is a Song-Poem? [2:34]
2. Non-Violent Taekwondo Troopers [2:17]
3. Caravan [1:14]
4. Blind Man's Penis [3:40]
5. I Am a Ginseng Digger [4:51]
6. Richard Nixon [:26]
7. Song-Poem Medley [2:13]
8. Jimmy Carter Says Yes! [1:41]
9. Annie Oakley [4:06]
10. How's Everything in Denmark? [3:02]
11. The Thing [4:17]
12. The 23rd Channel [3:45]
13. Rodd Keith [5:59]
14. Tension in the Studio/Out in the Woods [4:11]
15. Preparation for the Iowa Mountain Tour [1:45]
16. Writing Nighttime Whispers [1:01]
17. At the Fairgrounds [:55]
18. Performing Nighttime Whispers [1:54]
19. Iowa Mountain Tour: The Concert [2:59]
20. My Lonely Town [:44]
21. Gary Calls Home [3:57]

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Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I was surprised to see how completely captivating and intriguing this film was. If art imitates life then this film is a perfect example. In this documentary, director Jamie Meltzer explores the bizarre and fascinating world of ¿Song Poems¿. In this obscure sub-culture, ordinary people with stars in their eyes are seduced by ads in the back of magazines promising fame and fortune for original songs. For a price anyone can submit his or her personal, heartfelt, and often times very bizarre lyrics/poems to be recorded as songs. Yes, the subject matter is strange but I found myself touched by these people lives and completely fascinated by the inner workings of the business end of the song-poem world. What I loved about it was that it was so completely human. There should be more films made like this one. You don¿t need huge special effects or some grand subject matter, all you need is a good story.