The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane [Blu-Ray]
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-Cinema trailer for Crossfire Hurricane / Interview with director Brett Morgen / Additional bonus performances:
-NME Poll Winners Concert 1964: (featuring Not Fade Away , I Just Wanna Make Love To You, I'm All Right)
-NME Poll Winners Concert 1965: (featuring Pain In My Heart, The Last Time)
Live In Germany 1965: (featuring (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, I'm All Right)
-The Arthur Haynes Show 1964: (featuring I Wanna Be Your Man, You Better Move On)
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The production pores over their early 60s meet-up through Ronnie Wood's 1975 entry into the band. That means we get a deep dive through that period, through first brushes with stardom and fan hysteria, Brian Jones' dismissal/departure (a particular high point of the film), Mick Taylor's entry and subsequent taking of leave (love Keith calling Taylor a 'virtuoso') and then Wood's arrival. The film doesn't track too closely to albums (think about how obsessively similar Beatles productions do), so I'll best describe things by saying that it there's a fairly constant 'touch' of music up through about Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street...with 'Exile' getting more attention than anything else due to the debauchery of the recording sessions in France.
Then, suddenly, it's the 'Some Girls' tour and - even more suddenly - there's a coda of the now-aged band belting out 'All Down the Line.Read more ›
My basic complaint is the film was heavy on showbiz and scandal at the expense of the discussion of the music. For example, Keith's use of open G tuning gained from Ry Cooder. Their meeting with blues heroes would also have been a nice touch (they DID record at Chess in the '60s). Also, a film about the Stones with NO mention of Chuck Berry? Come on!! (pun intended)!! I am coming at this film from the perspective of a musician. People who want a thorough review of the stones as "players" will just have to wait for another film. For those of you who want to see pictures of Mick's bare behind or Keith stoned out of his gourd, though, I guess this is the place to be. I'm sorry, but that's the way I see it.
I will use the example of the other big relatively recent musician documentary, the one Martin Scorcese did about George Harrison. A HUGE Harrison fan, I went in knowing a great deal and left having an even more well-rounded, fuller picture of who George was and how he created. As enjoyable as the clips and music in Crossfire Hurricane, this doc did little to do the same for the Rolling Stones. Nice box shot of Mick though.
The part surrounding Brian Jones' death was appreciated and illuminating, but it still felt incomplete.
These guys are bigger than life to a whole lot of us, but this film felt more like a bad Bob Dylan bio - and nothing was revealed.
Some reviewers have complained about the usage of audio-only narration and the wall that such a device puts between speaker and viewer/listener. I disagree. The Stones built that wall themselves with the audio remarks they chose to include in the film. Watch "The Filth and The Fury" about the Sex Pistols," one of the BEST music docs of all time. They too chose not to be photographed with their narration. It made perfect sense because the band only lasted a short time and the subject of the doc was THAT time, unlike the Stones who are still out there doing it. The Pistols seemed much more authentic and unedited in expressing themselves and it gave me a more complete picture of them individually and them together as a band. It also gave me a new appreciation for them.Read more ›
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This is a great film. I gave it as a Christmas present. I was disappointed, as the dvd cover is a cardboard box, black, and the corner of mine was dinged up and white. Read morePublished 3 days ago by kharmadog
Man! Non stop Action.The stones had the energy. history facts and trivia. I was tired after watching the entire show.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Made me a believer. Greatest band of all time, never to be matched.Published 2 months ago by R. Hill. Clark.
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