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Can you help me find The Cure for Insomnia?

append delete Martijn

Hi all, long time no seen. I’ve just returned from my holidays and am prepping for university. But between all this business I enjoy surfing the web, reading this board and chatting with friends. Out of the first and the latter grew a funny dare. I dared a friend to watch the complete The Cure for Insomnia if I were to get my hands on it, by any means necessary.

For those of you who do not know: The Cure for Insomnia with its running time of 5220 minutes was once the longest film on our world. It has a very sparse page on Wikipedia: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/The_cure_for_insomnia. Out of the five longest films (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/List_of_longest_films_by_running_time) I find on this one and Cinématon to sound interesting and worth wasting time on.

Now the big question is, how do you get your hands on this piece of art? I checked the main stream markets (eBay, Amazon, Play.com) and the underground channels (The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, BTDigg) to no avail. Wikipedia doesn’t supply much to go by other than the artist John Henry Timmis IV… who was always obscure in life (http://www.metafilter.com/80070/Waiting-for-the-CTA) and is now, sadly, deceased.

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284020/) offers little more, only mentioning The School of the Art Institute of Chicago as publishing company for the film. I will draft an email to them tomorrow but have little faith in it. What department would that email have to go to? I don’t know, in which case they tell you to just send it off to the “Webmaster”. Last time I tried to contact a big institution through their webmaster I never got referred to the right people.

Any ideas?

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append delete #51. Insomniac

I think I'm with everyone that made it here when I say I want this movie found and watched! If there can be an update to the progress, so others can join in the search that would be great!! Keep up the good work!

append delete #52. lolar

i can't

append delete #53. Rae

It's a long shot but I found someone on reddit with the same username as the IDMb person. I messaged them. Hoping for a message back!!

append delete #54. Ernst

Nothing new?

append delete #55. Martijn

@Ernst not from my end. I think I contacted all the people I thought might know something when I first started this thread, and most of that just went unanswered.

I don’t really have the time to take up the hunt anew though. Maybe someone who bumps into this post will have more time (and luck) on their hands.

append delete #56. Yogi

Anything new found about this movie. Its summer again this time 2018 so i got sometime to reaserch

append delete #57. Martijn

@Yogi I have a very busy summer, so I have nothing to add. Especially not since my last reply in June 😉

I think I might be the only one actively keeping an eye on this topic – and only because I help moderate this forum and therefore see every reply to everything. If you have time and you want to pick up some of the leads mentioned earlier in this topic: please do and let us know your results!

append delete #58. matthew

Not sure if you know about it, but I just found on youtube one of J.T. IV's songs, in the comment section a user claims to be John's nephew-in-law. His channel doesn't look as an active one, but why don't try? I would like it, but I can't just because of my bad english. And if I made some errors while writing just let me know about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMxLWGrAFqg

append delete #59. Martijn

@matthew Other than an empty G+ account, the YouTube account you are talking about (https://www.youtube.com/user/mscynergie/about) doesn’t seem to have any contact details listed. So not sure how I would even try.

If other people (with a. more time and b. more YouTube knowledge) want to try and reach out, go for it, I guess.

I wouldn’t pay too much mind to language skills. This is the internet after all. English isn’t my first language either. And you can always link people to this thread if you do not feel like explaining the entire thing.

append delete #60. Teo

John Henry Thimmis IV Alison known as J.T.IV made an amazing punk record called Cosmic Lightning that got a reissue on vynl and the dim you are searching for comes with it on DVD. I was able to find it on Discogs

append delete #61. Martijn

The new release of Cosmic Lightning [1] comes with a film called “Cannibal Orgy”. While it is another J.T. IV creation, and even stars Groban, it’s not the same film.

[1]: http://www.dragcity.com/products/cosmic-lightning

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