The Treasures of Long Gone John

The Treasures of Long Gone John


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The eccentric American icon Long Gone John continues to weather a myriad of labels and roles; Gregg Gibbs's reverential documentary The Treasures of Long Gone John examines multiple facets of John's life, with a tripartite emphasis. Gibbs first explores John's work as an indie music mogul and the founder of the seminal Sympathy for the Record Industry - the grassroots record label that beget such mainstream bands as The White Stripes, The Lazy Cowgirls, and (very briefly) Hole; to this end, the picture's soundtrack packs in recordings by several Sympathy-produced artists, including: Shag, Coup, The Pizz, Dave Pressler and The Poubelle Twins. The film's second touchstone explores John's hobby as a collector of pop culture memorabilia, ad nauseum -- amassing everything from Ed Wood's script for Plan 9 From Outer Space, to pill bottles of noted personalities, which he obtained by sorting through celebrity garbage cans. And finally, Gibbs explores John's accomplishments as progenitor of the "lowbrow art movement" - the school that, per its name, takes objects and creations deemed ugly or pedestrian by connoisseurs and reassigns them with exorbitant cultural value and worth, by virtue of their lack of it. In addition to standard visits with John and glimpses of his collections and creations, Gibbs also works in time-lapse and animated sequences.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
UPC: 0089353708122
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: S'more Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 65,389

Special Features

"The Gone World," a 20-Minute short film tour of John's house; ; 10-minute Short of Time-lapse footage, "Making A Pirate's Treasure Dream"; ; Live Show Footage, "So Long John Show,"featuring Miss Derringer and The Ettes (One Song By each Band); Commentary Tracks; Still Photo Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Long Gone John Participant
Camille Rose Garcia Participant
Robert Williams Participant
Todd Schorr Participant
Mark Ryden Participant
Dwarves Participant
Willowz Participant
Candypants Participant
Miss Derringer Participant

Technical Credits
Gregg Gibbs Director
Eric Curtis Camera Operator
Greg Escalante Executive Producer
Jon Greasley Sound/Sound Designer
Angelique Groh Associate Producer
Jan Corey Helford Associate Producer
Bruce Helford Associate Producer
Jay Hickman Camera Operator
Andrea Orellano Jansky Animator
Patrick Johnson Editor
Chris Knoblock Camera Operator
Danny Ortega Animator
Robert Taicher Producer
Gerard Talbot Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Treasures of Long Gone John
1. Art Pirate [11:03]
2. Johnny Toilet [10:04]
3. Doe Eyes & Bunnies [12:56]
4. Smithsonian Meets the Adams Family [15:10]
5. Toy Explosion [10:29]
6. Ne'er-Do-Well [15:50]
7. Low Brow [7:49]
8. Gone Away to Stay [11:55]

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