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The Point (1971) - Harry Nilsson/Ringo Starr
24 November 2017
Ron Nasty
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This may be of interest.

Harry Nilsson's 1971 album, The Point, was a musical fable about a land where a round-headed child is born into a community who all have pointy heads, and what the point is of a round-headed child in a pointy world - and that's all the spoilers I'm giving.

Harry decided to make an animated film to accompany the album, and got Dustin Hoffman to voice the Narrator/Father. However, Hoffman's contract stipulated that his voice could only be used for the 1st television showing.

Alan Barzman re-recorded Hoffman's part for the second version broadcast.

When it was released on VHS in the '80s (also the DVD version) Ringo stepped into Hoffman's shoes and revoiced his parts.

It's rather charming.

A rather annoying way to get around automatic takedown, but you gotta admire the invention!

The style of drawing used for the animation is very Lennonesque, in my opinion.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty


The Beatles Non-Canon Poll List

24 November 2017
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
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I love listening to the soundtrack as well. Relaxing and creative narration between a wealth of great Nilsson songs. Me and My Arrow is probably my favorite. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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