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Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

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Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Ely ... Himself - Musician
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Himself - Musician
Willie Nelson ... Himself - Musician
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself - Musician
Donna Spence Donna Spence ... Herself - Sister
Ann Rice Ann Rice ... Herself - First Cousin
Luke Sharpe Luke Sharpe ... Himself - High School Classmate
John Ruehl John Ruehl ... Himself - Shattuck Classmate
Bob 'Maverick' Myrick Bob 'Maverick' Myrick ... Himself - College Roommate
Frank 'Chito' Greer Frank 'Chito' Greer ... Himself - Friend
Fran Lohr Fran Lohr ... Herself - First Wife
Jerry Jeff Walker Jerry Jeff Walker ... Himself - Musician
Kevin Eggers Kevin Eggers ... Himself - Record Producer and Label Owner
Wrecks Bell Wrecks Bell ... Himself - Bass Player
David Olney David Olney ... Himself - Musician
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Be Here to Love Me - Chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt.

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What would you sacrifice to follow your dream?


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2005 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,098, 4 December 2005

Gross USA:

$129,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,988
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Rake Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color
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William Hedgepeth - Audio Conversations with Townes Van Zandt: How come most of your songs are sad songs?
Townes van Zandt: I don't think they're all that sad. I have a few that aren't sad, they're like... hopeless. Totally hopeless situation and the rest aren't sad they're just the way it goes. I mean you know you don't think life's sad.
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Connections

Features Heartworn Highways (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Flyin' Shoes
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Copywright: EMI
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no one like townes
20 November 2006 | by haverslickSee all my reviews

If you aren't absolutely amazed by Townes' songwriting, finger picking, and singing, all you have to do is pick up a guitar to realize how difficult it is to do what he's doing. He's actually doing three or four things at once: Plucking a bass line with his thumb, a melody with his remaining fingers, and to top it all off, he sings absolutely hauntingly over this intricate accompaniment.

When Kristofferson called Townes a "songwriter's songwriter," this is made even truer by the fact that most of his biggest fans are musicians, because of his dedication and the perfection he achieves in his songs. It is truly songwriting rocket science. After I discovered Townes, I hardly ever strummed my guitar anymore, but rather try to keep it mostly fingerstyle.

Townes' greatness stemmed from what is the lifeblood of most all great musicians: persistence and dedication (and drugs), at least to his art, if not to the business side of things. Like he said; "You've got to lock yourself in your apartment, take the phone off the hook, and listen to Lightnin' Hopkins for two weeks."


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