Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns

Gina Arnold, Michael Azzerad, Adam Bernstein, David Bither, Frank Black

Directed by A.J. Schnack
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5 3.5
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5 3.5 0
January 8, 2004

This superior documentary recounts the twenty-year rise to semistardom of the oddball-pop Brooklyn duo in a style as enchanting and eccentric as Johns Linnell and Flansburgh themselves. And the staggering four and a half hours of lagniappe include the Giants' avant-goofy videos and concert and TV footage, such as their Carson-era Tonight Show culture-clash rendition of "Birdhouse in Your Soul," backed by Doc Severinsen and his orchestra.

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