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- or indeed any other kind of excellent films - for me to rent and enjoy
I also watched Religulous the night before that.
Religilous is fucking funny as fuck :)
You don't even have to be a fan of his work to find the film utterly captivating.
The Flaming Lips documentry, I really like that one. Scratch the history of the scratch DJ and hip-hop pretty much too is worth a watch if you're into that kind of thing. DiG is a good watch as is Spinal Tap.
also The Devil and Daniel Johnston for sure, Screamers if System of a Down are your thing, ditto for I Am Trying to Break Your Heart if you like Wilco.
Track down a doc called Golden Days, it's best struggling band's journey film I've seen.
Do you mean Hated...
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The Wackness was a cool flick. Music isnt the central theme in the movie, but the soundtrack, packed full of 'golden age' hip hop classics, pulls the whole thing together and drops right there in the mid 90s.
Also check out Music & Lyrics for a pretty funny chick flick, nothing too special, has moments, you know, chick flick style.
nothing more, nothing less.
dude put in a stellar performance in meet the spartans imo
and Garden State. Let's just put Method Man in everything for comedy value
-100 respect to you meth
I thought the acting was great throughout.
Fugazi - The Instrument is must see for documentary style stuff, as is Daniel Johnston as mentioned.
It's without question the greatest music documentary ever made. Captures the entire process of a band recording the most daring, powerful work, from the first days in the studio to delivering the record to well...what happens next is far from ordinary. A must see, GORGEOUSLY filmed.
Twenty four hour party people (about factory records) great film even if you dont like the music
I thought Walk the line was excellent (but people tell me its not very accurate)
Not a music film but Performance is a cool trippy film with Mick Jagger in it.
and the most obvious, High Fidelity
with/from Paul Kalkbrenner
and haven't watched it yet. Must do something about that.
Rock n' Roll Won't Wait, the Murder City Devils documentary. It's nothing too amazing unless you like the band in the first place though.
Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the South of the USA. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt" Country singer Jim White through a gritty terrain of churches,prisons,truckstops,biker bars and coalmines. This journey takes you through a very real contemporary Southern America,a world of marginalised white people and their unique and homemade culture. Along the way are roadside encounters with present-day musical mavericks including The Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd, 16 Horsepower and David Johansen; oldtime banjo player Lee sexton; ockabilly and mountain Gospel churches - and novelist Harry Crews telling grisly stories down a dirt track.
I got it a couple of weeks ago, and my god is it shit. Maybe I just don't get something about it, but it's really just not good. Just seems like an excuse for those 3 record shop cunts to namecheck a bunch of shit '90s bands, and some underdeveloped relationship plot thrown in for no reason.
I still like the film though but I also like too cool for school record shop owners, and 90's bands.
Great even if you only have a passing interest in Dylan
is really good - late 70s Berlin; heroin; David Bowie music/performance.
I recommend Psych Out (with the Seeds and the Chocolate Watch Band and Jack Nicholson pretending to rock out as a guitarist in a band) and The Girl Can't Help It (you can't go wrong with Little Richard and Eddie Cochran).
it is just porn really tho isn't it?
one of the most boring films I've watched.