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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

R  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  24 August 1989 (Australia)
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O Declínio da Civilização do Ocidente - Os Anos do Metal  »

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In a 1999 interview, director Penelope Spheeris confessed that Ozzy Osbourne's orange juice pouring scene was faked, as some viewers suspected. The particular scene of the orange juice missing the glass was filmed at a different time and inserted into the clip. See more »

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Lemmy: If you think you got what it takes, shove it out, run it up the flagpole and see who salutes it.
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Hard rock, Hollywood, the mid 1980's...
25 October 1998 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

During the opening credits, there is a great pan shot across a line of fans waiting for a rock show. It sets the stage, so to speak, for a very entertaining--and informative--look at the heavy metal scene in the late 1980's. The movie concentrates on Hollywood, which was aruguably the epicenter of hard rock throughout that decade.

The decadence, flamboyance and unabashed immaturity in some the movie's scenes appears cheesy and fake when compared to other music eras...particularly the proceeding grunge period in Seattle. That said, it contains fantastic interviews and footage of some of the 80's biggest rock stars--and rock locations.

Every period and genre in music should have its story documented. And this movie is like a time capsule of hard rock in the 80's.


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