TV Party: The Documentary 2010 NR

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In 1978, two revolutionary trends emerged in New York City, public access cable TV and punk rock. These two phenomena came together spectacularly in Glenn O'Brien's TV Party. Hipsters tuned in to follow the antics of the TV Party gang and such guests as Iggy Pop, David Bowie, P-Funk's George Clinton, The Clash's Mick Jones, Kid Creole, Klaus Nomi were featured; also live performances.

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1 hour 35 minutes

TV Party: The Documentary

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Genres Music
Director Unavailable
Studio Brink
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zornk on January 7, 2014
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If you love Deborah Harry, Robert Fripp, or Basquiat, you will love about three minutes of this.
Otherwise, you had to be there. It's like a really bad SNL. It's like a crappy party in your own house back in the day.
But it's a documentary dealing with the early days of cable tv or public access tv which is giving media access to the common man kind of. A lot of these people had money or were stars to begin with, yet they did the most banal things and generally tried to be subversive by playing rotten music and doing drugs before the camera.
I think they destroyed what they were trying to accomplish by being too high and stupid.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By McQ on December 2, 2013
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Wonderful find. This and House of the Rising Punk give an intimate view the petri dish of the NY 70s music and art scene that spawned the greater punk/indie aesthetic that is so much of our cultural fabric today. To get a better feel for the condition of the city in that era, the urban decay that was NY teetering on the verge of bankruptcy and collapse, the chaos that made a home and fueled this artistic sensibility, Koch is well worth a view. Glad those tapes survived and the players are here to tell their stories.
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By CherryBomb on April 4, 2014
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Yeah O'Brien is most likely what we now call a trustafarian, he made an interesting show at the time. Worth a watch.
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If you want to know what one small slice of the lower East Side was like before Starbucks arrived, watch this movie. This is a documentary of a cable TV show, "TV Party", that was on the air for a few years in the late 70s-early 80s.
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