Ein Leben Als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa
"Ein Leben Als Extravaganza - Das Genie Frank Zappa" is an Austrian documentary, directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher and broadcast on the German public TV channel ZDF in December 1994.
The documentary examines Frank Zappa and his music through archive footage, including unique video excerpts from Austrian television archives featuring interviews with Zappa and backstage scenes from the 1970s and 1980s. The entire film is divided into chapters discussing the most important themes in Zappa's life and work.
Among the people interviewed for this documentary are Chad Wackerman, Brian May, Jean-Luc Ponty, Don Preston, Nicolas Slonimsky, George Duke, Jimmy Carl Black, Steve Vai, Keith Richards, Neil Jordan, Peter Wolf, Warren Cuccurullo, Andy Summers, Dweezil Zappa & Ahmet Zappa.