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Offline Uli

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Re: Music Documentaries
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2020, 02:52:53 PM »
I got round to seeing The Damned documentary some time ago, and I enjoyed it, but I'd have to watch it again for the fine detail. Rat turning very arsey on them for some reason (in a French market?) sticks in my memory.

I must've watched it five times at least. That's one of my fave scenes, Rat going "what d'you want from me? I don't care about your documentary" etc. (At first, he wasn't interested in being part of it. Later though, he warmed to it and was happy to tell them the tales!)

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Scabies initially turned down Orshoski's invitation to be in the film.
"Wes eventually convinced me," says Scabies, who winds up being the picture's thoughtful, humorous heart. "He wanted to get inside the personalities that made the band what it was. And you've got to remember — this isn't my film. This isn't the band's film. This is Wes's film, his interpretation of what The Damned were about."
http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=7204.30

I must also get a copy of The Slits one - anyone seen it yet?

Yes.
http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=7343.0

Since then, I watched it for a 2nd time and enjoyed it much more. (Without subtitles, it was pretty hard for me the first time round, to understand everything.)
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Re: Music Documentaries
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2020, 04:57:39 PM »
Ta!
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Re: Music Documentaries
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2020, 09:15:00 AM »
Could be a good one:

https://deadline.com/2020/06/johnny-depp-shane-macgowan-magnolia-pogues-documentary-julien-temple-1202955361/
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It might well be a good year indeed for the former frontman of the Celtic punk band as Magnolia Pictures have picked up the North American rights to the Johnny Depp-produced documentary Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan.

“We here at Magnolia are very excited to bring audiences this film about a true icon, Shane MacGowan, directed by another icon, Julien Temple,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles told Deadline.
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2020, 11:47:25 AM »
Bet Julien inserts lots and lots of old movie clips for no particularly good reason - as usual!
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Re: Music Documentaries
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2020, 01:03:04 PM »
https://nypost.com/2020/07/07/martin-scorsese-making-documentary-about-ny-dolls-david-johansen/
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Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s next project is a Showtime documentary about New York Dolls frontman David Johansen.

The as-yet-untitled doc will cover the many facets of Johansen’s career — from his childhood in Staten Island to fronting the flamboyant ’70s-era New York Dolls to his evolution into Buster Poindexter, to his blues work with the Harry Smiths in the ’90s to the present day.

“I’ve known David Johansen for decades, and his music has been a touchstone ever since I listened to the Dolls when I was making ‘Mean Streets,’ ” Scorsese said in a statement. “Then and now, David’s music captures the energy and excitement of New York City.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2020, 04:13:26 PM »
Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2020, 05:46:58 PM »
I got round to watching this Boomtown Rats one the other night. Pretty good - except for the AWFUL 'introduction':

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jjr5/citizens-of-boomtown-the-story-of-the-boomtown-rats

I'd forgotten how good some of their early stuff was.

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