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Live Forever (2003)

R  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  7 March 2003 (UK)
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Hilarous documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties, featuring all the main bands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths.

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Hilarous documentary about the Britpop music scene in the Nineties, featuring all the main bands of the scene exposing the truth behind the myths.

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Rated R for language including drug references | See all certifications »
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Noel Gallagher: [describing the success of "What's the Story Morning Glory?" in the UK] I personally think "Definitely Maybe" is a much better album. And for the life a me, I can't understand... why, in this country in particular, that when people were going to buy "Morning Glory", they didn't buy "Definitely Maybe". And I'd just like to say,
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Performed by Suede
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The rise and the fall of Britpop

John Dower's Live Forever documentary is a funny and brilliant insight into the Britpop huge phenomenon which took place from the early to the late nineties, a time when Britain wasn't "great"… it was cool!

Among other icons such as Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Massive Attack's Del Naja or Sleeper's Louise Wener, we find the stars of the film: Oasis Gallagher brothers (in fact, the documentary is named after their probably biggest anthem ever) and Blur's Damon Albarn. Listening to their interviews, we clearly remember a time when the working-class heroes Liam and Noel Gallagher leaded the fierce rivalry with the middle-class bohemian Blur boys.

Far from being a one-sided documentary, Live Forever also reflects the political and social framework during the days of the Cool Britannia, and so show us how Blair's New Labour seized upon Britpop to bolster its own public image, leading it to its end.

A simply hilarious Liam Gallagher, an often puzzled Damon Albarn, an honest and always stylish Jarvis Coker and a witty and sarcastic Noel Gallagher, together with the superb soundtrack of the film, take the nostalgics back to the "madferit" days of not just a musical phenomenon but a way of life.

If you liked "24 Hour Party People", don't miss this masterpiece.


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