Heavenly Films presents…
The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector
plus Q&A with director Vikram Jayanti
An Arena classic, winner of the Royal Television Society award for the Best Arts Film of 2008, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector presents a portrait of the troubled, and deeply troubling, genius of the Wall of Sound. Filmed just before and during his trial for the killing of Lana Clarkson, Spector, notoriously resistant to speaking on camera, talks rivetingly of his life his work, his views on the world, the music business and civil rights and his fears for the impending court case.
Featuring classic performances from Ike and Tina Turner, The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals and John Lennon, it is a film that makes us wonder about the darkness behind some of pop's brightest hits. A unique and defining portrait of one of the greatest producers in the history of popular music but a man who is also currently serving an 19-year prison sentence for Clarkson's murder.
Produced by Anthony Wall and Vikram Jayanti
Edited by Emma Matthews,