MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,714 this week

Dig! (2004)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 4,525 users   Metascore: 76/100
Reviews: 30 user | 58 critic | 28 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Apr 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 11 May 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dig!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dig! (2004)

Dig! (2004) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dig!.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."

Director: Sam Jones
Stars: Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Leroy Bach
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director: Paul Rachman
Stars: Greg Ginn, Ian MacKaye, Lucky Lehrer
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An intimate portrait of the band members and their trying, tense and ultimately triumphant return as one of rock music's greatest bands.

Directors: Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin
Stars: Frank Black, Kim Deal, David Lovering
Joy Division (2007)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

Director: Grant Gee
Stars: Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 2007 the legendary American duo White Stripes toured Canada. Besides playing the usual venues they challenged themselves and played in buses, cafés and for Indian tribal elders. Music ... See full summary »

Director: Emmett Malloy
Stars: Maria Durham, Jack White, Meg White
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich
Heima (2007)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In the summer of 2006, Sigur Rós returned home to play a series of free, unannounced concerts for the people of Iceland. This film documents their already legendary tour with intimate ... See full summary »

Director: Dean DeBlois
Stars: Jon Thor Birgisson, Orri P. Dyrason, Georg Holm
New York Doll (2005)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

Director: Greg Whiteley
Stars: Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain
Lemmy (2010)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski
Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee
Documentary | Short | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Follow punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Since her record-breaking $1.2 million crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign, Palmer (formerly of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner
Stars: Amanda Palmer
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rock band | music industry

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 April 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

DiG!  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$127,067 (USA) (17 December 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Anton Newcombe: The fuckers. The bean-counters, the lawyers, all of these assholes at every label. Those are people that wreck the music business. Not Napster, not some college kid downloading shit. The people without vision.
See more »

Soundtracks

Courtney Taylor
Written by Anton Newcombe (as A. Newcombe)
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Worth it regardless if you're a fan of the bands
20 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I couldn't find anyone to watch DiG! with me because no one I knew was a fan of either of the bands. Naturally everyone assumed you can only enjoy this film if you like the music of either The Dandy Warhols or the Brian Jonestown Massacre, but this is so far from the truth. The only requirement is that you have an interest in music and/or pop culture in general. The way in which the careers of the two groups are paralleled is a perfect representation of the paths a band can take, and watching the public eat up and spit out the Dandy Warhols is fascinating. I agree with other reviews that mention it would be nice to get a final word from Anton himself, since he's clearly depicted as his own worst enemy and the bulwark to the band's ability to just remain.

Most interesting to me is the Dandys' respect for the BJM (despite their lack or reciprocation) and for Anton (despite his erratic behavior). The Dandy Warhols respect the art the group produces even if the group hates everything the Dandy Warhols now stand for (although that's disputable). The best line is when the drummer for the Dandy's says "I won't have them anywhere new me again" and the guitarist unconsciously blurts out "I'll still buy their records though." To me, this just shows how powerful good music can be.

Definitely see this movie, even if you know nothing of either band. It's more about the themes of rock music and how they develop that makes this film so interesting. It's rare to follow a group so closely for so long.


21 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wow, this is considered to be talent???? nycfunfunguy
Anyone else annoyed with Joel Gion? (the guy on the cover) IMDbID25
disgusted christothefrantz
Courtney sucks shine7on
Is Anton a schizo? ashyevs
Anyone have a personal Anton story they want to share? nofxsuck
Discuss Dig! (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page