Dig! (2004)

R  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  13 April 2005 (France)
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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.



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Credited cast:
Anton Newcombe ...
Matt Hollywood ...
Peter Holmstrom ...
Zia McCabe ...
Brent DeBoer
Eric Hedford ...
Dean Taylor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Dandy Warhols ...
Jeff Davies ...
Frankie Emerson ...
Erik Gavriluk ...
Nic Harcourt ...


Tracks the tumultuous rise of two talented musicians, Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre; and Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols; dissecting their star-crossed friendship and bitter rivalry. Both are hell-bent on staging a self-proclaimed revolution of the music industry. Through their loves and obsessions, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers--and ultimately to their chance at a piece of the profit-driven music business--how each handles his stab at success is where the relationship frays and burns. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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13 April 2005 (France)  »

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DiG!  »

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$20,437 (USA) (1 October 2004)


$127,067 (USA) (17 December 2004)

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Peter Holmstrom: There's no way to have a revolution if you stay underground. The fuck's the point of that? The whole point was for him to get above ground as well, and then he could have a revolution.
[cut to Anton]
Anton Newcombe: There has been a revolution. Do you hear the White Stripes on the fucking radio? There's a big difference. Because when I started it was Pearl Jam. Obviously, the revolution happened. How many people are imitating Pearl Jam right now? Not that many. How many imitators do I have? I played a part in ...
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Written by Anton Newcombe (as A. Newcombe) / The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of Bomp!/Tangible
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What a music doc should be
18 April 2005 | by (Lancaster, PA) – See all my reviews

A really cool flick. A must for any music snob. You don't really have to know about the bands to enjoy the movie. Before the movie, I only heard only two songs from the Dandy Warhols. The only thing is required is an open mind.

The movie centers around the Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Dandy Warhols have a role in the film, as the 'rival band,' but they are second fiddle to the BJM. The Dandy Warhols don't play as big of a role in the film as I originally guessed, but then again, they didn't have the element of excitement and unpredictability of the BJM.You can't help but be fascinated by the band and its very charismatic front man, Anton Newcombe. By itself, it's an insightful film and study on the music industry. Just watch this film and enjoy.

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