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Live Forever -- 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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7 March 2003 (UK) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Extremely good snapshot of 'Britpop' See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Noel Gallagher ... Himself
Liam Gallagher ... Himself

Damon Albarn ... Himself

Jarvis Cocker ... Himself
Kevin Cummins ... Himself

Toby Young ... Himself

Ozwald Boateng ... Himself
Damien Hirst ... Himself
Robert del Naja ... Himself (as 3D)

Jon Savage ... Himself
Louise Wener ... Herself
Peter Mandelson ... Himself
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Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
John Dower 
 
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John Dower  writer

Produced by
John Battsek .... producer
Jessica Ludgrove .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Fred Fabre 
 
Film Editing by
Jake Martin 
 
Art Department
Giuseppe Cristiano .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Paragon .... sound mixer: interviews
 
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Soren Kloch .... digital film transfer
 
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
 
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Julian Adamoli .... film researcher
 

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Rated R for language including drug references
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UK:82 min
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Liam Gallagher:Didn't like music then. Just played football and come in late for me tea. Knocked on people's doors and run off. Ran through people's gardens and pinched things.
Interviewer:What sort of things would you pinch?
Liam Gallagher:Clothes off the washing line. If I thought they looked pretty cool, I thought, "I'll have that". Mountain bikes. Lawnmowers.
Interviewer:You used to pinch lawnmowers?
Liam Gallagher:Yeah. And sell 'em. For weed.
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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Extremely good snapshot of 'Britpop', 28 April 2003
Author: shoppy

7.5/10

I thought that Live Forever was an excellent documentary capturing the phenomenon of the Britpop passage. It is worth noting that I think that even if you didn't get the whole Britpop experience it is still worth watching to try and understand exactly what the period of time tried to encapsulate. Dragging Britain from a period of being totally dormant, to generating great music and creating an aura of genuine invincibility.

Live Forever features the obvious candidates that are Oasis and Blur as the battle for number one captured a nation, whilst also giving an analysis of movie culture and the feel good factor that took over Britain during those 2/3 years. Massive Attack were also undoubtedly another factor in the way that Britain seemed to transcend itself to another plain, and although many will be put off by some of the language used it is worth remembering that the laddish behaviour of that period was a factor that boosted the industry and re-ignited interest in British pop/rock.

The documentary also takes perspectives from a political sense whilst also highlighting perhaps a more sinister undercurrent to Britpop and the way it was used by stragglers and then dumped once the period was over. Whatever your perspective, it made me feel alive and was more than happy to re-visit that golden few years where the music was on another level and the country was swept with the feel good factor. Nirvana was the catalyst for the whole period that saw the change, and I was more than happy to re-visit Cobain's angst ridden voice, Oasis' brilliance and the competition that was Blur.

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