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Blanks 77

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Two decades following the Having sex Pistols as well as the Ramones shocked the music world making use of their turbo-charged punk rock and roll, Blanks 77 show which the musical genre isn’t exclusively an artifact from days gone by. Using the screaming vocals of Mike Empty as well as the barbed-wire noises of Renee Wasted’s guitar soaring on the slamming rhythms of bassist Timm “T.J.” Empty and drummer Chad 10 Secs, the Quincy, MA-based music group develop a supersonic, anything will go, punk-inspired audio of their very own. Based on “The CMJ-NMR Review,” Blanks 77 “focus on the 100 % pure punk design of ’77 but without socio-political plan.” Blanks 77 was conceived by vocalist Mike Empty and drummer Chad 10 Secs during jam periods at Quincy rock and roll membership The Pipeline. Guitarist Renee Squandered was added after he replied for an ad put into an area music paper. Blanks 77 has truly gone through three bass players since its inception. Primary bassist Brendan, who acquired previously used the CT-based group, Devastation, was changed by Geoff, who provided method to T.J. Empty, formerly the business lead vocalist and guitarist for the Broken Heroes, in 1995. Blanks 77’s debut record, Killer Blanks, premiered in Germany in 1995 and in america the following calendar year. Their second record, Tanked & Pogoed, implemented in 1997.

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Full Name Blanks 77
Music Songs I Wanna Be a Punk, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Let's Riot, Punks and Skins, Losing My Brain, We Are the Punks, Gimme Speed, If You Were a Beer, Spirit of 77, Chelsea Girls, Tanked and Pogoed, Party Train, C.B.H., Search and Destroy, Watch You Drown, We're the Ones, Up the System, Police Attack, Crash & Burn, We Don't Need You, Do or Die, Final Solution, Are We Having Fun Yet, Girl Can't Rock & Roll, Get Out Alive, Too Drunk to Fuck, She's Gone, Burn It Down, Anarchy in the UK, No One Cares, Fuck Halloween, Off the Wagon
Albums Tanked and Pogoed, Killer Blanks, C.B.H., Gettin' Blasted, Gettin Blasted, Blanks 77 / Fuckin' Faces


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#Fact
1 Father of Beau Blank.
2 Father of Harrod Blank


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thailand Moment 2015 Documentary short
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy 2014 Documentary co-director
Chiben Without Notes 2010 Documentary short collaborating director
All in This Tea 2007 Documentary
Lagniappe 2006 Short
The Maestro Rides Again! 2005 Documentary short
My Old Fiddle: A Visit with Tommy Jarrell in the Blue Ridge 1995 Short
Sworn to the Drum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella 1995 Documentary short
The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists 1995 Documentary short
Innocents Abroad 1991 Documentary
Julie: Old Time Tales of the Blue Ridge 1991 Short
Marc and Ann 1991
Puamana 1991 Short
Yum, Yum, Yum! A Taste of Cajun and Creole Cooking 1990 Documentary short
J'ai été au bal 1989 Documentary
Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have a Ball 1988 Documentary
Gap-Toothed Women 1987 Short documentary
Huey Lewis and the News: Be-FORE! 1987 Short
Ziveli! Medicine for the Heart 1987
Cigarette Blues 1985 Short documentary
In Heaven There Is No Beer? 1984 Documentary
Sprout Wings and Fly 1983 Documentary short
Burden of Dreams 1982 Documentary
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers 1980 Documentary
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe 1980 Documentary short
Del mero corazón 1979 Documentary short
Always for Pleasure 1978 Documentary
Chulas Fronteras 1976 Documentary
A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974 Documentary
Hot Pepper 1973 Documentary
Dry Wood 1973 Documentary short
Christopher Tree 1972
A Well Spent Life 1972 Documentary short
Spend It All 1972 Documentary short
Chicken Real 1970 Short
The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins 1970 Documentary short
The Sun's Gonna Shine 1969 Documentary short
Lightnin' Les 1969 Documentary short
Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin' Mill Is Burnin' Down 1969 Documentary short
God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance 1968 Documentary short
Dizzy Gillespie 1965 Documentary short
Running Around Like a Chicken with Its Head Cut Off 1960 Short

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy 2014 Documentary
Oh My God! It's Harrod Blank! 2008 Documentary
All in This Tea 2007 Documentary
Lagniappe 2006 Short
Smitten 2005 Documentary short
Wild Wheels 1992 Documentary
Innocents Abroad 1991 Documentary
J'ai été au bal 1989 Documentary
Ry Cooder & The Moula Banda Rhythm Aces: Let's Have a Ball 1988 Documentary
Gap-Toothed Women 1987 Short documentary
Huey Lewis and the News: Be-FORE! 1987 Short
Cigarette Blues 1985 Short documentary
In Heaven There Is No Beer? 1984 Documentary
Roots of Rhythm 1984 TV Series 3 episodes
Sprout Wings and Fly 1983 Documentary short
Burden of Dreams 1982 Documentary photographed by
Stoney Knows How 1981 Documentary short
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers 1980 Documentary
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe 1980 Documentary short
Poto and Cabengo 1980 Documentary
Always for Pleasure 1978 Documentary
Love It Like a Fool 1977 Short
Chulas Fronteras 1976 Documentary
A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974 Documentary
Hot Pepper 1973 Documentary
A Well Spent Life 1972 Documentary short
Chicken Real 1970 Short
The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins 1970 Documentary short
Lightnin' Les 1969 Documentary short
Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin' Mill Is Burnin' Down 1969 Documentary short
A Nation of Immigrants 1967 TV Movie documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy 2014 Documentary co-producer
White Gloves 2011 Short consulting producer
All in This Tea 2007 Documentary producer
Gap-Toothed Women 1987 Short documentary producer
Huey Lewis and the News: Be-FORE! 1987 Short producer
In Heaven There Is No Beer? 1984 Documentary producer
Burden of Dreams 1982 Documentary producer
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers 1980 Documentary producer
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe 1980 Documentary short producer
Del mero corazón 1979 Documentary short producer
Always for Pleasure 1978 Documentary producer
The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins 1970 Documentary short producer
Lightnin' Les 1969 Documentary short producer
Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin' Mill Is Burnin' Down 1969 Documentary short producer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Art Car: The Movie 2012 Documentary still photographer
Automorphosis 2009 Documentary additional cinematographer
Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski 1999 Documentary additional camera
Little Dieter Needs to Fly 1997 Documentary additional photographer
Rupa u dusi 1994 TV Movie documentary camera operator
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991 Documentary camera operator: USA
Soul to Soul 1971 Documentary additional cinematographer
Easy Rider 1969 second camera operator - uncredited
Dong fu ren 1968 additional photography
A Nation of Immigrants 1967 TV Movie documentary director of photography: additional photography

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lagniappe 2006 Short
Always for Pleasure 1978 Documentary
Chulas Fronteras 1976 Documentary
A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974 Documentary
Hot Pepper 1973 Documentary
A Well Spent Life 1972 Documentary short
Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion 1971
Dong fu ren 1968

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Del mero corazón 1979 Documentary short writer
A Poem Is a Naked Person 1974 Documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Within Reach 2012/I Documentary filmmaking consulting

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bayou Maharajah 2013 Documentary thanks
Fitzcarraldo 1982 special thanks
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary the producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of - 2 episodes
Stroszek 1977 special thanks - as Les Blanc

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Visualizing 'Delusion of the Fury' 2012 Documentary Himself
Doc Talk 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Oh My God! It's Harrod Blank! 2008 Documentary Les
A Film és... I.-XIV 1995 TV Series documentary Himself (1995)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Documentarian (In Memoriam)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US The Influentials Burden of Dreams (1982)
2015 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US The Influentials Burden of Dreams (1982)
2014 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US The Influentials Burden of Dreams (1982)
2013 Outstanding Achievement Award Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
2011 Career Achievement Award International Documentary Association
2007 Ashland Independent Film Award Ashland Independent Film Festival Artistic Achievement Award
2000 Honorary Maverick Award Woodstock Film Festival
1995 Silver Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Documentary The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists (1995)
1990 Maya Deren Independent Film and Video Artists Award American Film Institute, USA
1985 Grand Prix Melbourne International Film Festival In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
1985 Special Jury Recognition Sundance Film Festival Documentary In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
1983 Flaherty Documentary Award BAFTA Awards Burden of Dreams (1982)
1970 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Documentary The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1970)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Documentary Innocents Abroad (1991)
1985 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Documentary In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
1984 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Documentary In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1984)
1973 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Film Dry Wood (1973)
1968 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Film God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (1968)


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#Quote
1 I try not to make a big deal about the camera, to let it get between me and them. I've seen a lot of cameramen go in and treat the subjects like so many guinea pigs. I think the people pick up on my very protective feelings toward them, and they aren't self-conscious about what they do or say, and they try to show the inner light about themselves that I find so attractive.
2 I get so wrapped up in trying to tell the story as well as I can to get the best possible points of view and show the culture, that I let that be my main force of action, and leave everything else behind. I tend to get over my self-consciousness: I might have a beer or two with people, especially if they're sympathetic.


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