History Film / TwoHundredMotels

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* MillsAndBoonProse: The "hot books" mentioned in "Penis Dimension".
-->''Manuel the gardener placed his burning phallus in her quivering quim.''
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Before the arrival of Internet ''200 Motels'' was very difficult to find and could only be ordered on video through Zappa's own company. Therefore it is safe to say that the CultSoundtrack album has probably reached more people than this BrokenBase film project. Just like ''Music/ChungasRevenge'' (1970), ''Music/FillmoreEastJune1971'' (1971) and ''Music/JustAnotherBandFromLA'' (1972) the album features Mark and Howie from Music/TheTurtles as lead vocalists and deals with {{Satire}} about rock artists on tour and groupies. Fan favorites are "Lonesome Cowboy Burt", "She Painted Up Her Face", "Dental Hygiene Dilemma", "Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?", "Penis Dimension", "Magic Fingers" and "Strictly Genteel".

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Before the arrival of Internet ''200 Motels'' was very difficult to find and could only be ordered on video through Zappa's own company. Therefore it is safe to say that the CultSoundtrack album has probably reached more people than this BrokenBase film project. Just like ''Music/ChungasRevenge'' (1970), ''Music/FillmoreEastJune1971'' (1971) and ''Music/JustAnotherBandFromLA'' (1972) the album features Mark and Howie from Music/TheTurtles as lead vocalists and deals with {{Satire}} about rock artists on tour and groupies.

Zappa's original score ran to several hundred pages, and after his death his widow Gail decided to make arrangements to finally give it a formal debut on a classical concert stage. There were a couple European shows in 2000, then in 2013 a version called ''200 Motels: The Suites'', which drew on both the film and the score, got full performances in Los Angeles and London. The LA Philharmonic version was released as an album in 2015 and received a Grammy nomination.

Fan favorites are "Lonesome Cowboy Burt", "She Painted Up Her Face", "Dental Hygiene Dilemma", "Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?", "Penis Dimension", "Magic Fingers" and "Strictly Genteel".
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* ICouldaBeenAContender: In the penultimate scene, "Jeff Simmons" (as played by Martin Lickert) tells Don Preston that he could've been a big rock star if he hadn't joined Zappa to play "comedy music", and Preston agrees.
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* BassoProfundo: Theodore Bikel belting out the first verse of "Strictly Genteel".
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* SelfDeprecation: The band members criticize Zappa for being a control freak who tapes their conversations and references their antics in his music. This was all TruthInTelevision, by the way. It also applies to the band members themselves, who willingly portray themselves as only being interested in making money, getting high and chasing groupies.

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* SelfDeprecation: The band members criticize Zappa for being a control freak who tapes their conversations and references their antics in his music. This was all TruthInTelevision, by the way. It also applies to the band members themselves, members, who willingly portray themselves as only being interested in making money, getting high and chasing groupies.
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* SelfDeprecation: The band members criticize Zappa for being a control freak who tapes their conversations and references their antics in his music. This was all TruthInTelevision, by the way.

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* SelfDeprecation: The band members criticize Zappa for being a control freak who tapes their conversations and references their antics in his music. This was all TruthInTelevision, by the way. It also applies to the band members themselves, who willingly portray themselves as only being interested in making money, getting high and chasing groupies.
5th Jan '18 8:08:36 PM Ezclee4050
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''200 Motels'' is an [[MissingEpisode unfinished rock movie]] by Music/FrankZappa from 1971. It was released with an eponymous soundtrack. Both the film as well as the album are a surreal {{Satire}} of a rock band on tour. The film stars Zappa's own band members- the Mothers of Invention- as caricatures of themselves. The film also has supporting roles for Music/RingoStarr as Larry the Dwarf (aka Frank Zappa), [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]] as a nun groupie, Theodore Bikel as Rance Muhammitz and the notorious groupie Pamela des Barres as a reporter. [[TroubledProduction Various problems caused the project to change direction during recordings]]. The budget was cut and one of the band members, Jeff Simmons, left the group halfway. As a result only one third of Zappa's script could be filmed. While the man tried to make something coherent out of it in the editing room the film still ends up as a confusing mess.

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''200 Motels'' is an [[MissingEpisode unfinished rock movie]] by Music/FrankZappa from 1971.1971 (Zappa and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Palmer Tony Palmer]] are credited as co-directors; Zappa directed the performances, Palmer did the visuals). It was released with an eponymous soundtrack. Both the film as well as the album are a surreal {{Satire}} of a rock band on tour. The film stars Zappa's own band members- the Mothers of Invention- as caricatures of themselves. The film also has supporting roles for Music/RingoStarr as Larry the Dwarf (aka Frank Zappa), [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon]] as a nun groupie, Theodore Bikel as Rance Muhammitz and the notorious groupie Pamela des Barres as a reporter. [[TroubledProduction Various problems caused the project to change direction during recordings]]. The budget was cut and one of the band members, Jeff Simmons, left the group halfway. As a result only one third of Zappa's script could be filmed. While the man tried to make something coherent out of it in the editing room the film still ends up as a confusing mess.
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* AdamWesting: The Mothers play exaggerated versions of themselves.
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* IOwnThisTown: WordOfGod is that Rance Muhammitz owns everything in Centerville and runs the town.
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* PrecisionFStrike: Several, with the first one delivered by a [[Creator/RingoStarr Beatle]]!
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