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Movie: Captain Beefheart: Under Review

"Traces the roots and history of this iconic musical legend with rare live and studio performances of Beefheart, interspersed with contributions from virtually all members of The Magic Band along with a panel of esteemed experts." - Amazon description
posted by The corpse in the library on May 12, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: The Clash: Westway to the World

A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band. - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 13, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: X: The Unheard Music

This film is a documentary about the personalities in, and the music of, the early 1980's Los Angeles punk band X. - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 29, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: The Wrecking Crew

A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 23, 2021 - 9 comments

Movie: A Band Called Death

"A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded."
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 21, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

The making of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours in 1976 - 77.
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 19, 2021 - 6 comments

Movie: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits

"The tale of the formation, journey and end of the seminal Punk/Reggae band The Slits." - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 19, 2021 - 5 comments

Movie: Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 18, 2021 - 10 comments

Movie: Muscle Shoals

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 18, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: The Booksellers

A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world. Official site, trailer. Trailer on YouTube. Streaming on Amazon Prime and elsewhere. [more inside]
posted by Iris Gambol on Jan 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Adam Curtis documentaries

Is anyone interested in talking about an Adam Curtis documentary? (In related questions: does anyone know a way for me to watch parts two and three of All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace? I am willing to pay!) I have been working my way through his catalog (which, taken all in a row, is pretty intense) and would be interested in talking about some of his movies. All Watched Over is my strongest contender, if I can find the other parts. But also The Way of All Flesh, or his film about Nick Leeson, or the Century of the Self... I'm flexible!
posted by latkes on Dec 27, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams is a 1982 "making-of" documentary film directed by Les Blank, shot during and about the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, and filmed on location in the jungles of South America. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 10, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

Behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the 1996 adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau.
posted by brundlefly on Aug 7, 2015 - 17 comments

Movie: Hoop Dreams

Arthur Agee and Will Gates, two of Chicago's top high school basketball prospects, face pressure on and off the court in this iconic documentary about sports, family and race. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: Casting By

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung casting director Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Dec 9, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Paul Williams Still Alive

A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 12, 2014 - 2 comments

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