The Point!

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The Point! {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry Nilsson. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...
The Point! {DCC CD Reissue} [1998] album
The Point! {US CD Reissue} [1989] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
The Point! {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [2002] album BMG's deluxe reissue of The Point! was released on November 19, 2002. The album was re-mastered for the CD which is in a slipcase with two booklets. One booklet is the comic book. The other contains new liner notes and art, including the original "Point!" ...
The Point! {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971.   The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry.   The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...
The Point! theater_comedy The Point! has been staged as a play a number of times.   Esquire Jauchem adapted Harry Nilsson's The Point! for the Boston Repertory Theater stage in 1975.   In 1976 and 1977, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones (both formerly of The Monkees ) starred in a play based on The ...
The Point! videocam Once upon a time in the town of Point, everything - all the buildings, trees, and even the people were pointed. Except for one little round-headed kid named Oblio .   The Point! is a wonderful adventure, enchanting both children and adults since 1971.   ...


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Life Line {Take 4} music_note An early piano/organ vocal take of "Life Line " included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 reissue of The Point!   "Lifeline" by Harry Nilsson
Harry Nilsson Tribute Concert event_note photo A note from Roger Smith : Many of the photographs used in this article were taken with an early digital camera and are, therefore, not very good. The better quality photographs were scanned from film prints. I have additional print photographs from Harryfest ...
Oblio circle Oblio is the name of the little round-headed kid in Harry Nilsson's The Point! .   Mike Lookinland ("Bobby" of "The Brady Bunch ") provides the voice of "Oblio" in the film version of The Point! .   "Oblio" means "oblivion" in Italian.   A pizza parlor near Denver, Colorado , is ...
Lucianne Goldberg person Lucianne Goldberg was the literary agent who convinced Linda Tripp to tape her phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky .   As \a talk radio host. Lucianne Goldberg had a staff member named "Oblio " after the character in The Point! . [1]   [1] ...
Jughead {#108} book photo In issue #108 of the Jughead comics author Craig Boldman paid tribute to Harry Nilsson and to the fans of Harry's (who call themselves "Harryheads ").   In the story, Jughead Jones tells a bizarre bedtime story loosely based on The Point! and ...
The Simpsons {To Cur, with Love} videocam Nilsson's "Me and My Arrow " is heard in "To Cur, with Love" (Season 24, Episode 8) of The Simpsons during a flashback of a young Homer Simpson playing with his dog, Bongo. The flashback is rendered in an animation style reminiscent of The Point! . ...
Notes on Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton book by Roger Smith   Drawing on extensive research and access to Nilsson's personal archives, Alyn Shipton's Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter is an exhaustive and award-winning biography of Harry Nilsson . Published in 2013, the biography is ...
The Point! videocam Once upon a time in the town of Point, everything - all the buildings, trees, and even the people were pointed. Except for one little round-headed kid named Oblio .   The Point! is a wonderful adventure, enchanting both children and adults since 1971.   ...
Arrow circle Arrow is the name of the dog in Harry Nilsson's The Point! .   Paul McCartney named his English sheepdog, "Arrow." Arrow is pictured with Paul on the cover of McCartney's Paul Is Live album. Arrow was the off-spring of "Martha," the inspiration for the song "Martha My Dear ." It ...
Jonathan Mover person Drummer Jonathan Mover ( Marillion , GTR ) credits Harry Nilsson's The Point! with inspiring his interest in music.   I first got into music when I was a kid through a cartoon called The Point! by Harry Nilsson. I went wild when I saw it; it had great music and a great story. My parents ...
One Last Touch of Nilsson article This article is from Goldmine Magazine (Vol. 20 No. 9 Issue 359 dated April 29, 1994). Bruce Ansley contacted Krause Publications Group, Inc. and Dawn Eden and they were kind enough to grant him permission to place the article online. Once he had ...
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy videocam In a 2004 interview, Maxwell Atoms , the creator and executive producer of animated TV series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy," was asked "Who is the voice actor you would most like to work with, that you haven't yet?" He answered, "I've been itching to try to get Ringo Starr for ...
The Point! theater_comedy The Point! has been staged as a play a number of times.   Esquire Jauchem adapted Harry Nilsson's The Point! for the Boston Repertory Theater stage in 1975.   In 1976 and 1977, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones (both formerly of The Monkees ) starred in a play based on The ...
Mr. Corman {Action Adventure} videocam In episode 5 of season 1 of "Mr. Corman," one of the characters, Josh ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt ), dresses as "Arrow " from The Point! .   Harry Nilsson's "P.O.V. Waltz " is heard in the episode as well as in the trailer produced for the show. ...
Bill Martin person William Earl Martin was born on October 8, 1945 and died on January 27, 2016.   Martin wore the bear suit for the photographs inside the gatefold cover of the Harry album ("It was the only bear suit in town and it was made from an actual bear...I smelled ...
Think About Your Troubles music_note Harry Nilsson conceived the story of The Point! while writing "Think About Your Troubles ."   According to Allen Zentz , Harry said that songs often came to him as visions - as if they were movies or cartoons.   Peggy Lee and Sam Brown each covered "Think About Your Troubles ." ...
The Point! {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971.   The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry.   The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...
Pacific Family Entertainment business In mid-2003, Pacific Family Entertainment announced a VHS and DVD release of The Point! . According to the company, the DVD was to be released in August of 2003. But, the release was cancelled - probably due to copyright issues.
Nilsson House Productions business Harry Nilsson headed up Nilsson House Productions with his associates, his lawyer, Dennis Bond , and Larry Gordon . In 1970, Nilsson House Productions purchased the film rights to a short-story by Kurt Vonnegut with filming expected to begin by mid-1970. [1]   Although a film based on ...
Covering Harry article This article originally appeared in Everybody's Talkin' (Number 15) published in 1998.   by Chris Hahn   Bring up the subject of Harry Nilsson's singing and you'll get little argument. In his early years, Nilsson had one of the sweetest, purest voices ever to engage a ...
I'll Never Leave You {The Point!} music_note A piano/vocal demo of "I'll Never Leave You " included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 reissue of The Point! .   We discovered some time ago that this great Nilsson song was originally intended for The Point! and was only removed at the last minute. We thought the "Point!" version was ...
Harryfest 1999 event_note Sue Schnelzer hosted Harryfest 1999 in Covington, Kentucky , just across the river from Cincinnati . The 'fest was held July 16 through 18, 1999.   Memories of Harryfest 1999   Joel Folds :   When I first decided to look up my favorite artist ...
Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? videocam Article By Curtis Armstrong   Unearthing the "lost" Nilsson Documentary   The existence of a lost Nilsson documentary was completely unknown to me until early last year [1997]. I had called legendary producer Richard Perry to discuss with him the possibility of his involvement in a ...
Kissing Bill O'Reilly, Roasting Miss Piggy: 100 Things to Love and Hate about TV book In this book, Ken Tucker enumerates the best and worst on television. Harry Nilsson's The Point! makes the list in the "Best" column.   "Sweet but never sappy, The Point! is a near-forgotten little remnant of late-counterculture mass culture ...
Easter Egg circle Hidden in The Point! are a couple of "Easter eggs" - things you wouldn't see unless you single-step through the frames of the film. For example, during the opening credits, "Nilsson House Music Inc. / Murakami Wolf Productions Inc. " is displayed on the screen.   For a frame or two, ...
Transperformance 2015 - Look at The Movies event_note For "Transperformance " in 2015, Aloha Steamtrain performed Harry Nilsson's The Point! .   The Point! by The Aloha Steamtrain  
The Point! {Stereophonic LP} [1971] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry Nilsson's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry Nilsson. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the ...
Scatalogue {LP} [1971] album A promotional-only release to promote The Point! and Harry's earlier albums. Scatalogue intercuts portions of many of Harry's songs into a long medley.
Down To The Valley {Alternate Version} music_note An alternate take of "Down To The Valley " included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 reissue of The Point! . This version is remixed and includes the coda which was cut off the single release.   "Down to the ...
Harry Nilsson in the Netherlands article This 1997 article is based on one of Sue Schnelzer's contributions to the Everybody's Talkin' newsletter.   By Sue Schnelzer   "If only I could find a place where smiling strangers knew our faces; I would take you there. A place with constant melody, where you and I could wander ...
Interview with Zak Nilsson article Roger Smith interviewed Zak Nilsson for this article which was originally published in the July, 1996, issue of Everybody's Talkin' .   ET caught up with Zak Nilsson somewhere in Cyberspace where this interview was conducted over a period of a few weeks. Many of the questions were ...
The Boy Who Always Said No article THE BOY WHO ALWAYS SAID NO by HARRY NILSSON   Harry Nilsson , the singer and songwriter best known for The Point! and the sound track to Midnight Cowboy , had a childhood dream: to write for Galaxy Magazine . While Harry and his family ...
Friday, June 14, Photo Ops auto_stories Roger Smith Poses with Arrow , Oblio and Other Denizens of the Land of Point!   Bracha Smith  
ABC Movie of the Week videocam ABC's "Movie of the Week" was a weekly series featuring original 90-minute movies produced especially for television. It first aired in 1969.   Harry Nilsson's The Point! originally aired as an ABC Movie of the Week.
Gary Lund person Gary Lund illustrated the comic book included inside the gatefold cover of The Point! .   Lund illustrated the books Coyote Stories for Children: Tales from Native America and Wolf Stories: Myths and True-Life Tales from Around the World - both written by Susan Strauss .
Arte L. Whyte person Arte L. Whyte wrote a play based on Harry's The Point! . Mr. Whyte's adaptation is copyright 1987.   Whyte has performed in many theatrical productions and spent three years performing at Universal Studios and with Nickelodeon in Orlando, Florida . He is currently acting and directing in ...
Mike McNaught person Mike McNaught arranged the music for "The Point! " as presented on stage in London, England .   Harry Nilsson was impressed with his skills and hired him to arrange the music for Knnillssonn .
Wolf Stories: Myths and True-Life Tales from Around the World book Gary Lund , illustrator of the booklet included with Harry Nilsson's The Point! album, also illustrated the book Wolf Stories: Myths and True Life Tales from Around the World .
The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow videocam According to their web site, Fred Wolf Films is planning a new animated TV series called "The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow " based on the character's from The Point! .
Apollo Throwdown music_note The Go! Team sampled Harry Nilsson's "The Birds (Narration) The Birds " narration from The Point! for their song "Apollo Throwdown."   "Apollo Throwdown" by The Go! Team  
Dean Torrence person Dean O. Torrence is the "Dean" of Jan and Dean . Dean Torrence has designed the covers for many albums including several of Harry Nilsson's albums such as The Point! . The original needlepoint artwork for Nilsson's The Point! cover hangs in Torrence's child's bedroom.
A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson event_note A concert titled "A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson" was held at the Roxy on Sunset in Los Angeles, California , on June 13, 1998.   The show opened with children from Topanga Elementary School performing selections from The Point! .   Other performers included Morley ...
Boston Rock Opera person The Boston Rock Opera performed Harry Nilsson's classic album The Point! in concert at Boston's First Night festival, December 31, 2002, at the Park Plaza Castle.   BRO's homage to the classic 1970 album featured vocalists, a six piece band, dancers and puppetry and is a tribute to ...
A&M Studios, Hollywood, California place Harry Nilsson's The Point! album was recorded at the A&M Records studio in Hollywood, California . A&M Records was located in the building at 1416 N. La Brea which once housed Charlie Chaplin's studio. The building was built for Chaplin in 1917. In 1953, Chaplin helped form ...
Everything's Got 'Em (performed by Diana Ross) music_note Diana Ross performs a medley of songs from The Point! on her live album, An Evening With Diana Ross .
Me And My Arrow (performed by Diana Ross) music_note Diana Ross performs a medley of songs from The Point! on her live album, An Evening With Diana Ross .
Life Line (performed by Diana Ross) music_note Diana Ross performs a medley of songs from The Point! on her live album, An Evening With Diana Ross .
C For Dummies, Volume Two book Discussing addresses and pointers used in the C programming language, author Dan Gookin uses Arrow and Oblio and other references to The Point! .
Harryfest 2001 event_note Harryfest 2001 was held in London, England , starting on May 4, 2001, at the Hotel Russell . Designed in the late 1800s by architect Charles Fitzroy Doll , the hotel's dining room is said to resemble the Titanic's first-class restaurant (also designed by Doll). [1]   Hotel Russell ...
Skidoo / The Point! [2000] album The Point! and Skidoo on one CD.
The Point! {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [2002] album BMG's deluxe reissue of The Point! was released on November 19, 2002. The album was re-mastered for the CD which is in a slipcase with two booklets. One booklet is the comic book. The other contains new liner notes and art, including the original "Point!" ...
The Land of Point theater_comedy "' The Land of the Point " is a 1987 play by Artie L. Whyte based on Harry Nilsson's The Point! .
The Point! {US CD Reissue} [1989] album The Point! is the soundtrack of Harry's animated TV special. The Point! aired on ABC TV in early 1971. The TV program was narrated by Dustin Hoffman . The album is narrated by Harry. The album reached #25 during a 32-week stay on the charts. The needle ...
Me And My Arrow music_note Me and My Arrow is featured in Harry Nilsson's musical adventure The Point! .   It was also used as the music for a series of car commercials in the 1970s.   Plymouth Arrow Commercial ...
Think About Your Troubles {Take 4} music_note This is an alternate take of Think About Your Troubles included as a bonus track on BMG's 2002 CD reissue of The Point! . This is a completely different version (than the version originally released on The Point! ) recorded with an orchestra in 1969. At this stage, The Point! as a concept ...
The Point! To Be Made into a Live Action Film (April Fools, 2004) announcement The following "press release" was posted to the Harry Nilsson Web Pages on April 1, 2004, as an "April Fools " prank.   THE POINT! TO BEGIN PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW ZEALAND   Carolynne Cunningham Directs International Cast in Live Action Musical (Los Angeles, April 1, 2004) – The ...
Nighswonger Sings Nilsson album Nighswonger Sings Nilsson ( Alyssandra Nighswonger )   In 2020 Nighswonger, a singer and songwriter from Long Beach, California , recorded her version of Harry Nilsson's The Point! .   "There's something about his music that's very touching in many ...
Fred Wolf person Fred Wolf directed the animated TV version of Harry Nilsson's album, The Point! . Wolf's company, Murakami-Wolf Films produced the film in association with Nilsson's company, Nilsson House Music .   Fred was 38 years old in 1970 when Harry Nilsson ...