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Lothar & the Hand People

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Among the weirder psychedelic sets of the later ’60s, the brand new York-based Lothar & the Hands People took particular satisfaction in augmenting a lot of their music using the Theremin, a then-futuristic device most famous because of its use within horror films (along with the Seaside Children’ “Great Vibrations,” that was used in it is incarnation of the Tannerin). Playing eccentric satirical rock and roll, good-time folk-rock, and experimental psychedelia, their materials wasn’t nearly solid enough to raise these to the rank of innovators. Although their initial album is their finest, they are many fondly appreciated for the trance-inducing “Space Hymn,” an Radio favorite for quite some time.

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Albums Presenting... Lothar & the Hand People, Space Hymn, Space Hymn (The Complete Capitol Recordings)


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#Fact
1 He played Ethan Hawke's father in both Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) and Hamlet (2000).
2 His play, "Simpatico" at the A Red Orchid Theater in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2013 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Midsize Play Production.
3 His sister Sandy Rogers is a composer and a musician.
4 His sister Roxanne Rogers, a stage director, graduated in 1978 from Antioch.
5 He's the oldest of three children. Has two sisters named Sandy Rogers and Roxanne Rogers.
6 Worked in a ranch in Chino between 1958 and 1960.
7 Moved to New York in 1963.
8 Was a member of the rock band Holy Modal Rounders (1968-1971).
9 Plays drums and guitar.
10 Lived in England between 1971 and 1973.
11 He rodeo-ed in E.M. Fredric's hometown, Salinas, California. "Steinbeck" country.
12 Son of Jane Elaine (Schook) Rogers (b. 1917) and Samuel Shepard Rogers (died in 1984), both teachers.
13 He did the rodeo circuit, riding broncs and bulls.
14 Collaborated with Bob Dylan in writing the song "Brownsville Girl," which appeared on Dylan's 1986 album "Knocked Out Loaded." The eleven-minute song is considered by many to be a bright spot in what was otherwise a creative drought for Dylan from the late seventies to the early nineties.
15 By the time he was 30, he had already written 30 produced plays in New York.
16 Born in Illinois and grew up in California.
17 Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1996 for "Buried Child" and in 2000 for "True West."
18 Lived with Jessica Lange and their children outside of Stillwater, Minnesota.
19 He wrote the 1971 play "Cowboy Mouth" with girlfriend Patti Smith and played in the very first production the role of Slim (with Smith in the role of Cavale). It is the only time he has played one of his own characters. Just before the second night's performance, Shepard was so disturbed about the experience of playing Slim, he abandoned the role without a word to anyone and left town. He has always had a fear of live audiences.
20 Was the drummer for late 1960s bands "Lothar and the Hand People" and "The Holy Modal Rounders" per a short interview in the August, 1970 issue of Playboy (the former confirmed by the interviewer, who was at the Astor Place Theater in NYC to see a twin-bill of the then-26-year-old Shepard's plays, "The Unseen Hand" and "Forensic and the Navigators") and encountered Shepard drumming away in the lobby with Lothar et al.
21 Has a son named Jesse Mojo Shepard (May 1970) from his marriage to O-Lan Jones and two children, Hannah Jane Shepard (January 13, 1986) and Samuel Walker Shepard (June 14, 1987), from his longtime relationship with Jessica Lange.
22 Suffers from fear of flying.
23 Lived with Jessica Lange from 1982 to 2009.
24 Won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Buried Child" and was nominated for the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "True West" and the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Fool for Love".


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Were Never Here 2017 post-production Paul Stark
In Dubious Battle 2016 Mr. Anderson
Bloodline 2015-2016 TV Series Robert Rayburn
Midnight Special 2016 Calvin Meyer
Ithaca 2015 Willie Grogan
Klondike 2014 TV Mini-Series Father Judge
Cold in July 2014 Russel
Out of the Furnace 2013 Gerald 'Red' Baze
August: Osage County 2013 Beverly Weston
Savannah 2013 Mr. Stubbs
Mud 2012 Tom
Killing Them Softly 2012 Dillon
Safe House 2012 Harlan Whitford
Darling Companion 2012 Sheriff Morris
Blackthorn 2011 James
Tough Trade 2010 TV Movie
Inhale 2010 James Harrison
Fair Game 2010/I Sam Plame
Brothers 2009/I Hank Cahill
Felon 2008 Gordon
The Accidental Husband 2008 Wilder
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 Frank James
Ruffian 2007 TV Movie Frank Whiteley
Charlotte's Web 2006 The Narrator (voice)
The Return 2006/I Ed Mills
Walker Payne 2006 Syrus
Bandidas 2006 Bill Buck
Stealth 2005 Capt. George Cummings
Don't Come Knocking 2005 Howard Spence
The Notebook 2004 Frank Calhoun
Blind Horizon 2003 Sheriff Jack Kolb
Leo 2002 Vic
Black Hawk Down 2001 Garrison
Shot in the Heart 2001 TV Movie Frank Gilmore, Sr.
Swordfish 2001 Senator Reisman
After the Harvest 2001 TV Movie Caleb Gare
The Pledge 2001/I Eric Pollack
All the Pretty Horses 2000 J.C. Franklin
Great Performances 2000 TV Series Narrator
One Kill 2000 TV Movie Maj. Nelson Gray
Hamlet 2000 Ghost
Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 Arthur Chambers
Streets of Laredo 1999 TV Mini-Series Pea Eye Pea Eye Parker
Dash and Lilly 1999 TV Movie Dashiell Hammett
Purgatory 1999 TV Movie Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
It All Came True 1998 Will Dodge
The Only Thrill 1997 Reece McHenry
Lily Dale 1996 TV Movie Pete Davenport
The Good Old Boys 1995 TV Movie Tarnell
Safe Passage 1994 Patrick Singer
The Pelican Brief 1993 Thomas Callahan
Thunderheart 1992 Frank Coutelle
Defenseless 1991 Det. Beutel
Voyager 1991 Walter Faber
Bright Angel 1990 Jack
Steel Magnolias 1989 Spud Jones
Baby Boom 1987 Dr. Jeff Cooper
Crimes of the Heart 1986 Doc Porter
Fool for Love 1985 Eddie
Country 1984 Gil Ivy
Paris, Texas 1984 unconfirmed
The Right Stuff 1983 Chuck Yeager
Frances 1982 Harry York
Raggedy Man 1981 Bailey
Resurrection 1980 Cal
Days of Heaven 1978 The Farmer
Renaldo and Clara 1978 Rodeo
Brand X 1970

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fool for Love 2015 Short
Fool for Love 2007 Short writer
Don't Come Knocking 2005 screenplay / story
See You in My Dreams 2004 TV Movie from stories in Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles
True West 2002 TV Movie play
Simpatico 1999 original play
Pazzo d'amore 1996 TV Movie play
O Verdadeiro Oeste 1995 TV Movie play
Curse of the Starving Class 1994 from the stage play by
Silent Tongue 1993 writer
Loucos Por Amor 1991 TV Movie play
Autèntic oest 1991 TV Movie play
Far North 1988 written by
Den sultende klasses forbannelse 1986 TV Movie
Fool for Love 1985 play / screenplay
Paris, Texas 1984 written by
American Playhouse 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tongues 1982 Video short
Savage/Love 1981 Short
Renaldo and Clara 1978 writer
ITV Saturday Night Theatre 1974 TV Series 1 episode
Oh! Calcutta! 1972 contributions
Zabriskie Point 1970 screenplay
Me and My Brother 1969 writer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blackthorn 2011 "Take Your Burden to the Lord" / performer: "Ain't No Grave", "Sam Hall", "Take Your Burden to the Lord", "Wayfaring Stranger"
Don't Come Knocking 2005 writer: "God's in the Kitchen"
Shabatot VeHagim 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Silent Tongue 1993
Far North 1988

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Things Shining 2012 inspirational thanks
Loot 2008 Documentary thanks
Fitzcarraldo 1982 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
California Typewriter 2016 Documentary Himself
Gold Rush: The Dirt 2014 TV Series Himself
Mud: Southern Authenticity: Shooting the Real Arkansas 2013 Short Himself
A Personal Tale: Writing and Directing MUD 2013 Video short Himself
The Arkansas Ensemble the Distinctive Characters and Cast of Mud 2013 Short Himself
The Presence of Joseph Chaikin 2012 Documentary
Shepard & Dark 2012 Documentary
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2012 Documentary Himself
Jim Sheridan: Film and Family 2010 Video short Himself
Re-Made in the USA: How Brodre Became Brothers 2010 Video short Himself
Play On, John: A Life in Music 2009 Documentary Narrator
P.O.V. 2009 TV Series documentary
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur 2008 Documentary Himself
Patti Smith: Dream of Life 2008 Documentary Himself
Wanderlust 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose 2006 Documentary Himself
Going Places 2006 Documentary Himself
Harnessing Speed 2005 Video documentary Himself
Trudell 2005 Documentary Himself
Joe Chaikin's Life in the Theatre 2004 Video documentary Himself
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss 2003 Documentary Himself
The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down' 2002 Video documentary Himself
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: a Film on Terrence Malick 2002 Documentary Himself
Swordfish: In Conversation 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Spotlight on Location: Snow Falling on Cedars 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself / Interviewee
Great Performances 1998 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Arena 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinefile: Made in the USA 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards Mud (2012) · Jeff Nichols (director)
· Francine Maisler (castind director)
· Joe Don Baker (ensemble cast)
· Jacob Lofland (ensemble cast)
· Matthew McConaughey (ensemble cast)
· Ray McKinnon (ensemble cast)
· Sarah Paulson (ensemble cast)
· Michael Shannon (ensemble cast)
· Tye Sheridan (ensemble cast)
· Paul Sparks (ensemble cast)
· Bonnie Sturdivant (ensemble cast)
· Reese Witherspoon (ensemble cast)
2013 Capri Ensemble Cast Award Capri, Hollywood August: Osage County (2013) · Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Meryl Streep
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Misty Upham
2013 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year August: Osage County (2013) · Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Ewan McGregor
· Chris Cooper
· Abigail Breslin
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
2013 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Cast August: Osage County (2013) · Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2000 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Television Feature Film Purgatory (1999) · David A. Rosemont (executive producer)
· Daniel Schneider (producer)
· Uli Edel (director)
· Gordon T. Dawson (writer)
· Randy Quaid (actor)
· Eric Roberts (actor)
· Brad Rowe (actor)
1997 Lone Star Film & Television Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Best TV Supporting Actor Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast August: Osage County (2013) · Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Dermot Mulroney
· Ewan McGregor
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture August: Osage County (2013) · Abigail Breslin
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Juliette Lewis
· Margo Martindale
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Julianne Nicholson
· Julia Roberts
· Meryl Streep
· Misty Upham
2014 Seattle Film Critics Award Seattle Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast August: Osage County (2013) · Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Ewan McGregor
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Dermot Mulroney
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Misty Upham
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble August: Osage County (2013) · Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Margo Martindale
· Abigail Breslin
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Chris Cooper
· Julianne Nicholson
· Misty Upham
· Juliette Lewis
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble August: Osage County (2013) · Meryl Streep
· Julia Roberts
· Abigail Breslin
· Margo Martindale
· Chris Cooper
· Juliette Lewis
· Julianne Nicholson
· Benedict Cumberbatch
· Ewan McGregor
· Dermot Mulroney
· Misty Upham
2012 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Actor (Mejor Actor) Blackthorn (2011)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Ruffian (2007)
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Black Hawk Down (2001) · Eric Bana
· Ewen Bremner
· William Fichtner
· Josh Hartnett
· Jason Isaacs
· Ewan McGregor
· Tom Sizemore
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Dash and Lilly (1999)
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Dash and Lilly (1999)
1993 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival Silent Tongue (1993)
1985 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted Paris, Texas (1984)
1984 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Right Stuff (1983)


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#Quote
1 [on Harry Dean Stanton] He is one of those actors who knows that his face is the story.
2 I didn't go out of my way to get into this movie stuff. I think of myself as a writer.
3 It's one of the great tragedies of our contemporary life in America, that families fall apart. Almost everybody has that in common.
4 You're still much more afraid of the audience, and yet, on the other hand, you desperately want to plunge into new territory. So every once in a while, the opportunity to make this leap gets handed to you. It's like jumping into cold water.
5 Hollywood is geared toward teenage idiocy.
6 I'm not in demand. I'm all washed up.
7 There are places where writing is acting and acting is writing. I'm not so interested in the divisions. I'm interested in the way things cross over.
8 Don't you find it kind of self-indulgent for actors to go around writing parts for themselves?
9 I was different on drugs - crystal Methedrine, which had more of an edge. When you walked down the street, your heels made sparks.
10 [on working in films] "It's all about narcissism. Terrence Malick called it 'sanctioned vanity'. Everything is attended to. Would you like some Perrier? Anything we can do? May we throw ourselves on the ground in front of you? This unbelievable barrage of indulgence".
11 "The people the critics write for aren't important to me. As far as I'm concerned, Broadway just doesn't exist." Quoted in the August, 1970 issue of Playboy (page 19).
12 Personality is everything that's false in a human, everything that's been added on to him and contrived.
13 Collaboration - that's the word producers use. That means, don't forget to kiss ass from beginning to end.


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