Scott Walker – 30th Century Man

Documents the rise of a mercurial talent

A clearly bemused Lulu declares at the beginning of Scott Walker: 30th Century Man, “I have no idea what Scott Walker looks like!” which may suggest that this film has the mysticism of a Jonathan Creek episode.

Kijak averts these fears by launching into an intimate portrait that examines the rise of Walker culminating with his withdrawal from the public eye.

Whilst the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Radiohead and David Bowie offer more rounded opinions on Walker, these really are only peripheral, the most insight and the films focal point comes from the interviews with Walker himself. Once in front of the camera, you become to realise a much more comprehensible figure than his reputation suggests.

Scott Walker: 30th Century Man is a beguiling piece of work that is presented with real passion and unbridled enthusiasm by Kijak. Whilst it may be argued that we are no nearer understanding the man himself, this will expose audiences to the far reaching influence this man has had over the last thirty years.

Morad Khokar

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