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★★★★☆ In half a century of existence, The Who have had a consistent presence in cinema. Aside from their theatrical projects Tommy (1975) and Quadrophenia (1979), their history has also been chronicled in documentaries such as The Kids Are Alright (1979) and Amazing Journey (2007). This new documentary looks at the men behind the band, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. Aspiring filmmakers who initially saw managing a rock band as a back door into the film business, the film follows their and the band's journey to stardom, and the many implosions along the way. The story of two young men who, in some ways inadvertently, built rock history as they went along, is both charming and fascinating.
- CineVue UK
And now for yet another documentary feature set in the world of art. Nope, we’re not following another globe-trotting photo-journalist. This is in the world of music, rock n’ roll, to be precise. We’re heading back over fifty years, when the Beatles ruled the pop charts. Seems that another quartet were becoming pop icons beside the “fab four”. As the years have passed, both groups have been whittled down to duos. I’m referring to The Who, but this film’s title doesn’t profile anybody at the footlights, smashing up their instruments. No, it’s about the unlikely pair behind the pandemonium. They might sound like an old vaudeville team to rival Bud and Lou, but those rock standards might never have become a part of our lives without Lambert & Stamp.
In swinging mod, mad London of the early 1960’s, two fledging film makers had a unique »
- Jim Batts
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English Rock Band The Who. Going up to Manchester on the train. Left is Chris Stamp (brother of Terence Stamp) who was the business manager. and Kit Lambert Manager (producer on the album Tommy). 1966.
Sony Pictures Classics has released the official trailer and poster for their upcoming documentary Lambert & Stamp, about The Who and their visionary managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. The film opens in NY and La on April 3rd and expands nationally in the following weeks.
The film had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. In his review, Rob Nelson (Variety) wrote, “James D. Cooper’s impeccably directed debut is a definitive screen bio of the Who and its-rock operatic rise.”
“Cooper tells a full-bodied story in this fast-paced two hours, harnessing the chaotic energy of two men who generated a whirl of unconventional ideas and strategies,” stated David Rooney »
- Michelle McCue
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