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U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

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A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North America.

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This film documents the 1987 North American tour of the great rock band, U2. Fresh with their success of their best selling album, The Joshua Tree, the band plays monster gigs. Along the way, the band takes the opportunity in indulge in some special musical activities like playing with BB King and performing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking" with a famous church choir. All the while, concert footage of the band's biggest hits on tour is featured while Bono speaks his mind on the problems of his homeland. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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4 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who was twenty years old at the time, received a "special thanks" credit from U2 for allowing them a personal tour of her father's home at Graceland. After the visit in the documentary, U2's Larry Mullen Jr. later noted emotionally that he wished Elvis hadn't been buried in the backyard. See more »

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Mullen, Larry: It's a musical journey.
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All Along The Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Recorded live in San Francisco at the "Save The Yuppie" free concert Nov, 11th 1987
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Long on music and short on talk
7 March 2003 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you're expecting some sort of meaning in a documentary sense, you'll be disappointed. The movie reveals very little about the band, their thoughts or what life on the road is really like. At one point the interviewer asks the band about what's been going on lately and they all respond, "I don't know". The rest of the interviews don't get much better. Having been a U2 fan for years, I'm not sure why the band members seemed so shy in this film. They sure don't seem that way now.

Oh well, who watches this movie because they want to hear interviews? The music is what matters and this movie is long on music and short on talk. And the music is great. Basically, Rattle and Hum is a really well-shot concert movie with great cinematography and some outstanding live performances. U2 fans will love it.


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