Scott Walker 30 Century Man (Now full film on youtube)
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is a 2006 documentary film about Scott Walker. The film gets its title from the Scott 3 song “30 Century Man”. It is directed and co-produced by Stephen Kijak, with Grant Gee serving as director of photography. It charts Walker’s career in music, with a focus on his songwriting, and features exclusive footage of recording sessions for his most recent album
Scott Walker is the recluse’s recluse – a singer and writer who went from teenage heartthrob with incredible hair to tortured soul in the space of four eponymous albums between 1967 to 1969. In the 43 intervening years he has released only four more “proper” solo albums, each more eremitic than the last (plus others of standards and country ballads he would rather expunge from history).
Scott Walker Interview (guardian)
His hero was the Flemish chansonnier Jacques Brel, whose music he had been turned on to by a German Bunny Girl he had picked up at a party in the Playboy Club on Park Lane. ‘I don’t listen to Brel that much now,’ he says, ‘but in those days, hearing him sing was like a hurricane blowing through the room.’
Pola X is the soundtrack album to Léos Carax’s film of the same name composed, and produced by the American solo artist Scott Walker. The soundtrack also includes contributions from Smog, Sonic Youth, Fairuz, Nguyên Lê, and M. Luobin Wang. It was released on 17 May 1999. It was Walker’s first full soundtrack.
Two stars from Pola X have departed early.
Yekaterina Golubeva (9 October 1966 – 14 August 2011)
(29 Palms, Pola X, I Can’t Sleep – Claire Denis )