PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
While Pohlad was aware of Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys (1990) and The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000), he purposely avoided watching them in order to maintain an original approach to Wilson's story.
Alright, Chuck, Let's have it... We don't want to take 16... Here we go... I'm losing it, I'm losing the whole record... That'd be great... Something's not happenin'... Alright, here we go, "I'm Grass and You're a Power Mower"...
At the studio where the "Pet Sounds" recordings are re-created, the side entrance is handicapped equipped with concrete ramp and modern railing, along with the handicapped long bar "push" door handle on the interior of the door as seen when Mike and Brian argue. This would not have been installed until 1990 or after. Ramps used for load-in of equipment back in the mid-sixties, would have much less elaborate.
First, there's concert footage of the recent Brian Wilson, himself, singing "Love & Mercy", and then at the very end there is audio of a brief recreated studio recording of Good Vibrations, with '60s Brian leading the dialogue.
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