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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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Peter Holmstrom ...
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Zia McCabe ...
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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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$20,437 (USA) (1 October 2004)

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$127,067 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Anton Newcombe: The artist is going to create a sound for his concise purpose, using a modular synthesizing apparatus... from radio shack.
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Soundtracks

Cause I Love Her
Written by Anton Newcombe (as A. Newcombe)
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of Bomp!/Tangible
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Fun and interesting
4 October 2004 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

DIG! is funny, fun, amusing, interesting, stylish, and very well done. Knowing that it was made on such a shoestring budget over 7 years it is amazing that such a story can be told, especially with such style and substance. If you are a music fan or documentary fan this is a must see.

Focusing on The Brian Jonestown Masssacre and The Dandy Warhols over the years is a brilliant way to show the contrast between a decent band who meets with moderate success through perseverance and the ability to compromise and a genius megalomaniacal lead singer backed up by a varied cast of characters who sabotage their own success through drugs, alcohol, and insanity. If I did not know that this is footage of real people, I would swear it was an incredibly well written and imaginative scripted piece. The story is compelling, concise, and simply amazing.


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