The Recording of Mr Beast

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The Recording of Mr Beast
Directed byDavid Arthur
Peter Smith
Produced byDavid Arthur
Peter Smith
Music byMogwai
Distributed byPlay It Again Sam
Release date
  • 6 March 2006 (2006-03-06)
Running time
40 minutes

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


The Recording of Mr Beast 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.