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Writer Jon Ronson and the strange world of "Frank"





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The new film "Frank," is about a musician by that name, who wears a giant papier-mâché head all the time. Into his band, comes a young man named Jon, modeled after writer Jon Ronson who wrote the screenplay based on some real life people and events.

 
Frank's real life counterpart was a musician named Chris Sievey, who wore a similar giant head and adopted the persona of Frank Sidebottom on stage. Ronson based the story of the film partly on his experience in Sievey's band.
 

The true story behind the film is told in Ronson's most recent book, "Frank:The true story that inspired the movie."