Taking Woodstock [Blu-ray]
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All of the people who whine that it's a movie about a concert with no music in it, GO WATCH THE MICHAEL WADLEIGH 4 HOUR DOCUMENTARY! In fact, if ya wanna make a weekend of it, watch them back to back! This tells the background of the concert and the local politics. You don't need a movie with the music in it...The documentary already exists and more people need to become hip to it. This movie just made my heart jump when the first helicopter lands at the El Monaco motel!
Eugene Levy's portrayal as Max Yasgur is uncanny. No other actor could have pulled that off but him. He looks and talks just like the real Max. Watch the documentary right before Hendrix near the end and you won't believe the likeness! A perfect companion to the Academy Award winning documentary!
Into this languid summer come two key folk - Michael Lang and Max Yasgur. Lang is an imperturbable saintly visionary from the City with the faith and means to walk the key parties through messy negotiations. Yasgur is portrayed as an enlightened agrarian businessman able to envision qualities lost on his parochial peers and acumen to make this into a venture profitable for all.
There were initial clashes between locals and those part of early negotiating. However, once contracts were settled and the project began to unfold the momentum of the operation overwhelmed the situation. Construction crews, event planners and early arrivals for the festival descended. Masses of gentle folk grew daily until the entire region was gridlocked by thousands of `citizens' of the `Woodstock nation'.Read more ›
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Extremely well-done movie; great story, great acting, fast-moving and it depicted events quite accurately since I was actually there.Published 28 days ago by Lindy Kahn
Didn't like Henry Goodman. A lot of the main characters were caricatures. I'd rather see a documentary about the festival and not a poor depiction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrij Witiuk
GREAT oddball flick. Don't expect anything from the Woodstock concert. It's a movie about the experiences of some people that were directly involved with the use of lots of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scotty
The authenticity of both the time period and the location is amazing. I was in upstate NY in 1968, and everything is just the way I remember it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David L. Oliver
A movie about Woodstock. Sounds pretty good? I love Woodstock. This has got to be good, right? WRONG! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Marc Swift
I cant help it 5 stars i love it because I do love it. No it's not the Godfather or any classic film worthy of a 5 star rating but still I cant help it because I love this film. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Doe
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