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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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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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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

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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
 
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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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Noel Gallagher:If we had sat and calculated we were going to make history, I'd have certainly wore a better outfit in that and I would have gotten out of bed a little earlier, and I might have tried to keep Liam off the sauce.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
pointless nostalgia, 29 March 2003
Author: phil kerr from Manchester, England

Why was this film made? 'Britpop', as a phenomenon (if it was that) finished less then a decade ago. Indeed, it hadn't even started a decade ago according to this film. At least some time should have been given to see how history remembered certain events, rather than embellishing them almost as soon as they've occurred. Why would anyone would want to see or hear the views of 'wonderwall', a shockingly witless oasis tribute band, when the film can afford more insightful perspectives of Jarvis or even Noel? Damon does himself no favours in this documentary. as the frontman of blur, one of the greatest pop bands we've had in the last 20 years, he tries to come across too much as a social commenatator, rather than the purveyor of just simply great pop songs. His refusal to comment on certain events merely riles the viewer, and his self-importance is rightly satirised in the closing sequence as we see him losing himself as he plucks away at a banjo(?). Noel, however, is the main source of interest, and his brother provides the humour and arrogance which made oasis so exciting in the first place. Louise Wener is perhaps the most articulate of the lot, the frontwoman of sleeper-turned-author retains a sense of keeping her feet on the ground.

Although some of the music is indeed brilliant and some events were as equally exciting (common people came at a perfect time, and pulp heroically headlined glastonbury at the last minute), the inclusion of massive attack (although my favourite group) just furrowed my brow - why include them and not radiohead, not the spice girls? Radiohead in particular, who have gone on to arguably greater success than oasis. maybe they had a few problems getting interviews with the actually relevant people of the time?

There are too few interviewees for this to be a broad essay on the scene in the mid '90's (maybe this is why they had to include Wonderwall?). whereas 24 Hour Party People managed to entertain, excite and sympathise with some of the absurdities and fickleness of the music world, this film fails to be a worthwhile exercise in anything other than over-glorifying a period which has effectively only just ended.

Although as i've said, some of the music is great...

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