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CSNY / Deja Vu 2008 R CC

(45) IMDb 7.1/10
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The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the CSNY "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. The film examines the band's connection to its audience in both political and musical terms, and examines the relationship between Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment and today's post-9/11 environment. A Vietnam veteran sums it all up: "It's deja vu all over again."

David Crosby, Stephen Stills
1 hour, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Music, Documentary
Director Neil Young, Benjamin Johnson
Starring David Crosby, Stephen Stills
Supporting actors Graham Nash, Neil Young, Mike Cerre, Bo Alexander, Josh Hisle, Michael Lemke, Karen Meredith, Darrell Anderson, Tammy Duckworth, Patrick Murphy, Stephen Colbert, Eric Von Haessler, Rick Rosas, Larry Wachs, George W. Bush
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful By James Harrison on September 29, 2008
Format: DVD
This is a documentary film,not a concert or musical. There are parts of songs but no full song is shown apart from the "Find The Cost of Freedom" video and the "Living with War" videos that are "extras".

A powerfull and thought provoking document, this film is set against the Iraq War and shows both sides of the political argument, whilst enforcing the band's belief that the war should end now. Filmed during CSN & Y's "Freedom of Speech" tour the film shows reactions from the audience both for and against the band's songs. From veterans themselves and, something I found truly heartrending, from the families of those killed in war. It also shows members of the community, media and politicians campaigning.

The film is an honest account of the tour, even showing a fall by Steve Stills on stage and the rough edges still evident during the early part of the tour.It shows some audience members booing and walking out of concerts. However, one must ask what these people were doing at a CSN&Y concert in the first place given their long history and repetoir of anti war material together with Young's well publicised Living With War album.

There are three moments from the film that are still imbeded in my mind. The first, a veteran who has lost both her legs in battle now fighting in the political arena. The second, a mother who has lost a son in Iraq. Seeing her son's photo with thousands of others, on the screen behind the stage, she reflects that this has been the first time she has seen any public recognition of her sons sacrifice. Finally an audience member advises us that the Government is smarter than us so we should not question it!! Now that is scary.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Rick Rangel on October 11, 2008
Format: DVD
My son Joshua was a senior in high school on that fateful morning of
September 11th,2001.The next day he and his best friend went
to the local Army recruiter and enlisted.Like all Americans,he felt helpless in this terror-filled new universe we all woke up to
on the morning after.Nothing would ever be the same.Americans were
facing a "faceless" enemy;my son and thousands of young Americans like him,felt they had to "do something". In the spring of 2003,Josh
entered Iraq and would not come home until January 2004. America had finally put a face to our enemy;Saddam Hussein had to be taken down.
Mission accomplished...but was it the right mission?
CSNY/DEJA VU chronicles the aftermath of Bush's decision to topple Saddam.
The "liberators" suddenly became "occupiers" and our brave young men and women were no longer soldiers but were thrust into becoming policemen.
It is this new role of the American soldier that is the underlying basis for this Bernard Shakey film and THIS is a Bernard Shakey film like no other.There are intercuts of folks that do not share CSNY's view
of Dubya's policies and those folks do not mince words.Everyone has heard
what happened at the Atlanta concert and it's hard to watch. There's an
interview with some cat who walked out and he makes the comment that the
people in Bush's government are smarter than CSNY.I bet he wishes he could take that comment back now!!!This is NOT a performance film;it is a
documentary of four aging icons who could no longer stand on the sidelines and let the game go on without any regard to the rules.Crosby has stated on numerous occasions that Bush and Co highjacked America's
principles and turned them into policies.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bluejeanbaby on April 1, 2010
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Before I begin with this, let it be known that I LOVE Neil Young, fully agree with his political message, and am not the least bit annoyed that he chooses to paint his music and live performances with the colors of that message.

That being said, I went to one of these shows and had an absolute ball. There were many things about the concert, including the very loud political message, that were the best of ways. But I did not feel that this doc did not do the concerts justice.

First of all - this should not have been marketed as a CSNY doc....b/c as much as the shows themselves were about the whole band (though neil may have gotten a lil extra stage time) the doc is almost all about neil. i realize that the venture was his idea and his passion is what fueled the whole thing...and it was also a tour that coincided with the release of his album....but then why not just call this movie "neil young is the best ever"? What did it REALLY have to do with CSNY as a whole? I feel like the only moments that the other - equally important, in my opinion - band members got screen time is when they were talking about neil or having a "senior moment" ( be honest...was depressing, uncomfortable and more or less uncalled for...we know they're getting happens to we really need the details? it pertinent to the rest of the film in any way? oh makes neil look cooler...).

I would have liked to see some more concert footage, as they were really good shows. I would have liked to see a movie that acknowledged the political message but also pointed out the incredible amount of fun that these shows were.
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