Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Director: Stephen Kijak
Year Released: 2006
Rating: 2.0

Kijak surveys the strange career of Ohio's Scott Walker, from pop heartthrob to reclusive brooder who makes ominous records like "Tilt" and "The Drift." Walker has plenty of admirers - from Brian Eno to (producer) David Bowie to the Radiohead guys to Jarvis Cocker - and few detractors (only one person admits he doesn't like "Tilt"), making this - like so many similar documentaries - little more than an advertisement for the artist and a half-cocked endorsement for the shunning of publicity (and crafting of cryptic music) as a sign of genius. I personally like several of Walker's albums but he is a bit of an acquired taste - his crooning and love of noise aren't for everybody.