The Recording of Mr Beast

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Recording of Mr Beast
Directed by David Arthur
Peter Smith
Produced by David Arthur
Peter Smith
Starring Mogwai
Music by Mogwai
Distributed by Play It Again Sam
Release dates
  • 6 March 2006 (2006-03-06)
Running time
40 minutes
Country Scotland
Language English

The Recording of Mr Beast is the name of a 2006 film starring Scottish post-rock band Mogwai. The film is also known as A Film I Was Pure In.


It is a 40 minute documentary about the recording of Mogwai's fifth album, Mr Beast, at Castle of Doom Studios in Glasgow, Scotland, spliced in with footage from a Mogwai gig at ABC Glasgow on 18 August 2005, and Question and Answer footage featuring the band cynically answering questions about themselves and the album. The documentary was filmed in one week near the end of the recording of the album, and features footage of Mogwai recording "We're No Here" and "Glasgow Mega-Snake". A promo EPK of Mr Beast included a 13 minute version of the documentary.