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The Resource Air guitar nation, a Magical Elves production ; produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Anna Barber ; directed by Alexandra Lipsitz, (videorecording)

Air guitar nation, a Magical Elves production ; produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Anna Barber ; directed by Alexandra Lipsitz, (videorecording)

Label
Air guitar nation
Title
Air guitar nation
Statement of responsibility
a Magical Elves production ; produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Anna Barber ; directed by Alexandra Lipsitz
Contributor
Director
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
If punk helped democratize music by prizing energy over virtuosity--then air guitar takes it even further, removing musicianship and playing altogether. The world championships began in 1996, and the contest has been a part of the Oulu Music Video Festival in Oulu, Finland since. The U.S. Air Guitar Championship began in 2003, with two regional competitions, in New York and Los Angeles, with the finals in LA. The film follows the fierce competition between David "C-Diddy" Jung, (who rocks a Hello Kitty breastplate) and Dan "Björn Türoque" Crane, eternal challenger and perennial runner-up. After the US championship, they move on to Finland, where they are the first Americans ever to compete. The Europeans have several years head start, take air guitar very seriously, and really know how to thrash. Air guitar is performance art for those who never lost touch with their inner child. This documentary is a lovingly hilarious portrait of a bizarre pastime, bearing the message that people are people no matter where you find them
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Conor O'Neill ; co-editor, Clark Vogeler ; director of photography, Anthony Sacco ; original music by Dan "Björn Türoque" Crane ; music wrangler, Lisa Bauman Waslak
Dewey number
787.87/166
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language and brief nudity
LC call number
ML1015.G9
LC item number
A37 2007
PerformerNote
Featuring David "C-Diddy" Jung and Dan "Björn Türoque" Crane; New York: Air guitarists, Hadia Ackerman, Lance Kasten, Ryan Kelley, John Fillon, Ralph Martin, John Daniel Harding Jr., Lucy Harrison, Rory O'Flaherty, Craig Zahler, Paul Fichera, Erika Szanto, Elana Berkowitz, Melinda Murphy, Julie Schuck, Malia Slas, Michael C. Carroll; Emcee, Christian Finnegan; Judges, Ultan Guilfoyle, Adam Crystal, Gavin McInnes; Families: Nancy Conrad, Janice Lubbin, Koock E. Jung, Hongja Jung, Kim Shapiro, Zoe Wolff; Los Angeles air guitarists, Sam Laybourne, Peter Cilella, Winston Story, Angela Shelton, Shawn Mason, Matthew Johndrow, Aaron Semmel, Sara Szewyck, Ryan Flynn, Gordon Hintz, Jerry McNamara, Lesa Barnes, Dan Kapelovitz, Jason Strzelczyk, Steve Krieger, Kyle Ingleman, Nick Pell, Anand Motwani, Garron Williams; Emcee, Greg Behrendt; Judges, Tom Morello, Nina Gordon, Roy Trakin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cutforth, Dan
  • Lipsitz, Jane
  • Barber, Anna
  • Lipsitz, Alexandra
  • Jung, David
  • Crane, Dan
  • Magical Elves (Firm)
  • Docurama (Firm)
  • New Video Group
Runtime
81
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Air guitar
  • Air guitar
  • Air guitar
  • Rock music
  • Guitarists
  • Rock music
  • Air guitar
  • Air guitar
  • Air guitar
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Oulu (Finland)
Technique
live action
Label
Air guitar nation, a Magical Elves production ; produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Anna Barber ; directed by Alexandra Lipsitz, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/nvg9890d.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • CPL DVD#
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 2005
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (37 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); About Docurama [text feature]; Docurama trailers (8 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
To air guitar, divine -- Packed house -- What it takes -- Out of the bedroom -- Tuff vs. Diddy -- In training -- Art and spirit -- Qualifying round -- Showtime -- Compulsory round -- Post-competition -- Credits
Control code
ocn144789055
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.)
Isbn
9780767098533
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685989036
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NVG-9890
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)144789055
  • (Sirsi) i9780767098533
System details
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, stereo; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Air guitar nation, a Magical Elves production ; produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Anna Barber ; directed by Alexandra Lipsitz, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/nvg9890d.gif
Publication
Note
  • CPL DVD#
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 2005
  • Special features: Deleted scenes (37 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.); About Docurama [text feature]; Docurama trailers (8 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
To air guitar, divine -- Packed house -- What it takes -- Out of the bedroom -- Tuff vs. Diddy -- In training -- Art and spirit -- Qualifying round -- Showtime -- Compulsory round -- Post-competition -- Credits
Control code
ocn144789055
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.)
Isbn
9780767098533
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685989036
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NVG-9890
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)144789055
  • (Sirsi) i9780767098533
System details
DVD; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, stereo; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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