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Greendale starts as a disarmingly-simple introduction to the Green family and ends with 2 powerful, wake-up-call anthems. The actors, who sync the lyrics, make it all interesting and watchable. The journey takes on a surreal quality in fairly short time. Statements about corruption in the White House, corporate greed and our responsibility to the environment are even stronger in the film than they are on the cd. It amazes me that time hasn't worn the edge off Neil Young to speak his mind. This is a day and age when we're supposed to be afraid.
I had a great time watching this dvd. I can't compare it to anything I've seen. Ideally a person might know the music before watching the film; and also just appreciate film as an art. The 5.1 sound is great.
The added features are nice - a great live stage version of "Be The Rain" really kicks and shows the power of the live show and how well Neil has combined the live show with the movie or vice versa. The Making of Greendale (about 25 minutes) segment is good and surprisingly clear and in focus as opposed to the movie. It does show that Neil and his team have some skills in making movies. Lyrics, Family Tree, and character bios are also included.
This film, however, has a point, and is embraced by what is one of Young's best collections of songs in a very long while. Characteristically, it is as unprofessionally "acted" and shot as you can get, and therein lies its charm. The "actors" are basically road and musician colleagues assembled by Young to mouth the words of his songs, intercut with montage pieces reflecting the spirit or message of a song. It is the same approach he used with his classic JOURNEY THROUGH THE PAST film from the seventies (Hey, Neil, where's the DVD of that or even the soundtrack?).
I'm likely the only one who has ever seen JOURNEY 11 times, and I don't suspect that I'll attempt that with this film, but amid his goofiness as a filmmaker, Neil has quite a lot to say about the state of mind of the US, at least as seen through the prism of this one family. In doing so, he addresses greed, karma, the environment, and the nature of one's nationality set against this backdrop of violence that is all American Eagle, and none of the compassion of Liberty.Read more ›
Start with visiting the original" Greendale" website, get the music CD, watch the "Be the Rain" video on YouTube, buy and read the very cool book, and put it all together with this movie. It is what it is for quality..grainy, which is what I suspect Neil wanted...but it flows great, and how can you not be in love with Sarah White? I suspect this will appeal to a "cult" type audience...those who thoroughly enjoy the many things Neil Young has done over the years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Made me think of when I lived in a very small town and played guitar in a band. We were the biggest band in town and people liked watching us. Read morePublished 2 months ago by winstonsmith
Pretty good movie representing the album. The solo concert by Neil is awesome. It was my favorite of all the versions available of this story.Published 11 months ago by Letha Bice
its Neil Young !!! what else do i need to say ??? this was slagged off quite a bit but by those who after 40 years still think hes going to finally put out album after album of... Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Robert W. Dudek
great neat good super awesome good excellent .it was wonderful surprise delightful summer of fun.like as fun as a pearl jam showPublished on March 24, 2013 by PearlJam
If you like Neil and havent seen this, you're overdue. This is essntial Neil Young. It was performed as a play on stage, and then made into a movie (this DVD) . Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Paul from LI
I love this movie. A totally shot for shot re-creation of the lyrics on the album but done so well it's like hearing it for the first time again. I love it.Published on January 30, 2013 by John Tewksbury
Very Good Music,and Video.I've Been on Live Concert of Greendale at Rosemont Theatre.
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