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Live Forever -- Live Forever revisits the recent artistic and social phenomenon of Brit-Pop with music and interviews by members of OASIS, BLUR and others.
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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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 »
Review: Live Forever? This “Fame” is Dead On Arrival
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  (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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
John Dower 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Editorial Department
Soren Kloch .... digital film transfer
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Other crew
Julian Adamoli .... film researcher

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Rated R for language including drug references
UK:82 min

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Inteviewer:So what is "Live Forever" about then?
Liam Gallagher:Well, it's about living forever, aint it.
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15 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Don`t Confuse Opinion With Fact, 27 August 2003
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

There`s a saying that " If you don`t read newspapers you`re uninformed. If you do read newspapers you`re misinformed " and that`s the problem I had with LIVE FOREVER , if you`re uninformed about Britpop you`ll be misinformed if you use this as your starting point , dangerously misinformed . The very first caption is from Alistair Campbell needs clarifying : yes in 1996-97 Britain was exporting music ( To the USA )again but this was only down to a select handful of artists namely The Spice Girls , Bush , Elton John , The Prodigy and Radiohead and in no way was this period a golden age for British record exports . Noel Gallagher follows this caption by saying " The eighties were f*** all " - NO THEY WEREN`T . In terms of record sales they were the golden age of British musical export . One week in July 1985 had eight of the top ten acts in the US billboard charts by Brits while 40% of the billboard 100 were by British artists . At the Band Aid concert held the same month each and every act at the London concert was from the British Isles while over 30% of the acts appearing at the JFK stadium were Brits . " The 80s were f*** all " ? I don`t think so Noel

The other thing I disliked about this documentary is it`s political bais towards Tony Blair`s New Labour government where we`re force fed Peter Mandelson`s opinions of Mr Blair`s standard of guitar playing ! Completely superflous in my opinion , though there is a bit of irony in all this when Noel Gallagher ( Yes him again ) tells us Oasis songs sum up the 1990s . Yeah well I think Heartland by The The ( Written in 1986 ) sums up Tony Blair`s New Labour government and life in modern Britain perfectly , at least compared to the drinking songs Oasis released , and make no mistake that`s all they are - drinking songs

Despite falling international sales British music in the mid to late 90s was far superiour to ten years earlier , but let me just repeat very very few British bands sold any records in the USA at this time which means LIVE FOREVER works only as a nostalgia piece with a good soundrack and not as a historical or cultural document since it leads us to believe Britain was the centre of the musical , cultural and political universe which sadly it isn`t and probably never will be again

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