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Best Rock and Roll Movie

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by dandorotik, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. dandorotik

    dandorotik Contributing Member

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    This can either be a documentary or a concert movie- either that involves a musician or band in a prominent role (e.g. Rock and Roll High School).

    I had to pick 3:

    1. Hard Days Night (The Beatles)- Genuinely funny- doesn't need a lot of dialogue to convey its humor- they are actually fairly decent actors- and the music is excellent.

    2. The Wall (Pink Floyd)- had a significant impact on me as a kid. Even if you think the music's overblown, it's visually striking and meaningful in places.

    3. Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads)- one of the best concert movies. Builds up from 1 man and 1 guitar to a full-blown band. The Talking Heads are fun to watch.
     
  2. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    what makes me think this is going to turn into another HS Musical thread?

    btw: anyone else get to see C0cksucker Blues--Robert Frank documentary on the Rolling Stones--at the Tower Theater in ~1987. It's only allowed to be shown when Frank is present.
     
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    <I>Woodstock

    Monterey Pop Festival

    The Last Waltz

    Gimme Shelter

    Concert for Bangladesh
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    All of the above, plus:

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    I think a lot of the rock comedies really get a lot of the spirit of rock and roll better than the documentaries which often seem kind of dull.
     
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    i just wanted to say that i love the talking heads and stop making sense is genius.
     
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    La Bamba! Close closed. Clutch, please lock this thread. Next topic...
     
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    Almost Famous
     
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    Pump Up The Volume (BBC documentary on dance music)

    Spinal Tap

    Metallica - Some Kind of Monster (documentary)

    I'll be sure to check out the Talking Heads movie.
     
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    Rock N' Roll High School.
     
  12. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Spinal Tap would be my choice as "best,"

    with "No Direction Home" (documentary epic) in close competition, if we can consider it a R&R movie.

    Hedwig is a real dark horse candidate there. The movie actually Rocks.
     
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    Spinal Tap. Nuff said... :p
     
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    Spinal Tap by a mile.
     
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    Two of my top three (Don't Look Back, The Last Waltz) have already been mentioned. Here's the one that hasn't:

    Quadrophenia
     
  16. Rocketeer

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    No Wayne's World?
     
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    I love that flick. It reminds me a bit of some of the things I did a few years earlier than the time frame covered by Crowe. The director's cut is even better, if you haven't seen it. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was terrific and right on target with saying the kid had missed most of the era.
     
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    Ice Age
    Caveman (1981)

    Hey... they have rocks... and they roll... :eek:
     

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