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Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who -- Spanning four decades, this authorized and definitive anthology of The Who relives their journey from humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to rock legend status in a 3-film DVD set.

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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Roger Daltrey ... Himself

Pete Townshend ... Himself

John Entwistle ... Himself (archive footage)

Keith Moon ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Barnes ... Himself
Jeffrey Baxter ... Himself
John Bundrick ... Himself
Dougal Butler ... Himself
Bill Curbishley ... Himself
Heather Daltrey ... Herself

The Edge ... Himself
Christopher Entwistle ... Himself
Lesley Fox ... Herself

Noel Gallagher ... Himself
Alan Garrison ... Himself
Harvey Goldsmith ... Himself
Diane Hatz ... Herself

Glyn Johns ... Himself
Queenie Johns ... Herself
Kenney Jones ... Himself
Steve Jones ... Himself
Rob Ladd ... Himself
Greg Lake ... Himself
Mike McInnerney ... Himself
Kathleen Moon ... Herself
Pino Palladino ... Himself
Bob Pridden ... Himself
Alan Rogan ... Himself
Mike Shaw ... Himself
Billy Sheehan ... Himself
Sean Smith ... Himself

Christopher Stamp ... Himself (as Chris Stamp)
Zak Starkey ... Himself

Sting ... Himself
David Swartz ... Himself
Frank Simes ... Himself (as Frank Symes)
Shel Talmy ... Himself
Alan Tomkins ... Himself
Simon Townshend ... Himself

Eddie Vedder ... Himself
Rick Wakeman ... Himself
Alison Wise ... Herself

Paul Crowder ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Paul Crowder 
Murray Lerner 
Parris Patton (segment "Who Art You?")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Monroe 

Produced by
Tobin Armbrust .... co-executive producer
Alexander Yves Brunner .... co-executive producer
Bill Curbishley .... executive producer
Guy East .... executive producer
Ben Holden .... co-supervising producer
Murray Lerner .... co-producer
Tia Lessin .... consulting producer
Agi Orsi .... supervising producer
Robert Rosenberg .... executive producer
Nigel Sinclair .... producer
Larry Yelen .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Matteo Passigato 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Crowder 
Pagan Danielle Harleman  (as Pagan Harleman)
David Zieff 
 
Production Management
Alexandra De La Vega .... post-production supervisor
Agi Orsi .... unit production manager
Cecy Rangel .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Paul S. Power .... storyboard artist (as Paul Power)
 
Sound Department
Stephanie Brown .... dialogue editor
Kelly Butler .... sound recordist
William R. Dean .... supervising sound editor
Doug Dunderdale .... sound recordist
Paul Hackner .... dialogue editor
Harry Haese .... sound supervisor
Greg Hedgepath .... sound effects editor
Matt Hedges .... sound editorial coordinator
Matthew Iadarola .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
James Morioka .... sound effects editor
Tom Ozanich .... sound re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Anthony Roza .... sound effects editor
Patrick Weise .... apprentice sound editor
Guy Willison .... sound recordist
Drew Yerys .... sound effects editor
John Zecca .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Doob .... camera operator (segment "Who's Back")
Robert Elfstrom .... camera operator
Tom Feldman .... gaffer
Ron Geary .... grip electric
Harry Haese .... focus puller
Chris Hegedus .... camera operator (segment "Who's Back")
Jay Hergot .... key grip
Justin Kreutzmann .... camera operator
Stephen Ley .... camera operator
Josef Nalevansky .... camera operator
Matteo Passigato .... camera operator
D.A. Pennebaker .... camera operator (segment "Who's Back")
William Turnley .... camera operator
John Martin White .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Jason Barnoski .... assistant editor
Michael Goren .... additional assistant editor (as Mike Goren)
April Hayes .... additional assistant editor
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Andrew Kimery .... assistant editor
Peter Kwong .... additional first assistant editor
Andy Lichtstein .... digital colorist
Randy Magalski .... on-line editor
Erin Magner .... additional post-production services
Lara Mazzawi .... assistant editor
Benjamin Murray .... on-line editor
George Panos .... additional assistant editor
Kristine Patnugot .... additional assistant editor
Parris Patton .... additional editor
Caitrin Rogers .... additional assistant editor
Matthew Schmidt .... first assistant editor
Stephen H. Sloan .... assistant editor
Amber Taylor .... Account Manager (The Post Group )
 
Music Department
Sharif Ahmed .... music clearances
Paul B. Clay .... music mixer
 
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... epk producer
Fahed Alhabib .... production assistant
Jesse Averna .... production assistant
Edward Barlow .... production coordinator: Europe
Ivy Kagan Bierman .... business affairs
Cookie Brusa .... representative: Trinifold
Leonardo Cellai .... production coordinator: Europe
Kate Coe .... footage researcher
Perry Joseph .... production coordinator: Europe
Huttenberg Nassar .... production assistant
Matthew Paine .... financial consultant
Stephanie Palumbo .... production assistant
Nigel Pearson .... business affairs
Kathleen Phelan .... production accountant
Juan Rodriguez .... production assistant
Nick Ryle .... archive consultant
Avital Shalev .... intern
Allison Asay Sowers .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Allison Asay Sowers .... researcher
Teresa Torchiano .... production assistant
 
Thanks
John Beug .... special thanks
Barry W. Blaustein .... special thanks
Tracy Bufferd .... special thanks: interviews
Anita Camarata .... special thanks: interviews
Myles Clarke .... special thanks
Lisa Cole .... special thanks
Kelly Curtis .... special thanks: interviews
Roger Daltrey .... acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Jesse Dylan .... special thanks
Nick Goderson .... special thanks
Bob Gruen .... acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Bomber Hurley-Smith .... special thanks
Nicola Joss .... special thanks
Jon Larson .... special thanks
Brian Loucks .... special thanks: interviews
Paul McGuinness .... special thanks: interviews
Frazer Pennebaker .... special thanks
Stacy Peralta .... special thanks
Aubrey Powell .... special thanks
Neal Preston .... acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Hugh Rees-Parnell .... special thanks
Marion Rosenberg .... special thanks
Kathryn Schenker .... special thanks: interviews
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... special thanks
Pete Townshend .... acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
Nicole Vandenberg .... special thanks: interviews
Baron Wolman .... acknowledgment: photos courtesy of
 

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Also Known As:
"The Who: Amazing Journey" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:237 min | Canada:120 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Argentina:208 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Rob Ladd:Typically, if the drummer were to add a second bass drum part, he would continue to lead on the downbeats with his right foot, and then any sort of extra notes would come out of the left. But that's not the way that Keith did it. When he would come to a section that required double bass playing, he would switch to a left-foot lead, which is the most insane thing I think I've ever heard of.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features The Kids Are Alright (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Huevos AzulesSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The question is 'who'? The answer is here…, 18 July 2009
Author: RainDogJr from Mexico City

Let's be honest, like always (yeah right): I love the Who but I have yet to visit a lot of their stuff. Right now I'm listening to the Who a lot, the list of recent reproductions in my iTunes is basically of the Who, Tom Waits (can't wait to find a copy of the film Big Time), Kings of Leon (probably my favourite "modern" band, I'm listening a lot to their first two albums, also I love the third one and some songs of the latest one, and ready for their show in Mexico City in October!), Creedence Clearwater Revival (last week I got the new edition of Woodstock on Blu-Ray and I'm loving the 3 songs of CCR. Wish we had more CCR but still are awesome the bonus performances of them, of the Who, Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, Santana, etc.) and Isaac Hayes' (from the soundtrack of Shaft mostly) songs.

So I came across with the R4 DVD of this documentary, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, and I'm so glad I decided to get it. Frankly, I know much more about the Who after seeing it, one of the other two prolific authors here in the IMDb page of Amazing Journey remarks that he didn't learn anything new, I saw part of the documentary with my uncle and he pretty much knew everything but he agreed with me that this is extremely well-done.

Pretty much when the runtime marks 30 minutes is when "I Can't Explain" appears. At one point, just before we can hear "I Can't Explain" Roger Daltrey says this: "I got to admit that I felt that we were special…I remember one thing that we were very much aware of was that we were still copying another people's songs". And it's just great when the Who's first release starts, but what was going on before? Well, the first ones that began playing together were Pete Townshend and John Entwistle and later on John met the bully Roger…you know. Certainly it's awesome the chapter "Who the f*** are you?" that begins with Roger recalling when a ginger Beach Boys fan came and said to him with all the arrogance in the world something like "I heard you are looking for a drummer, well I'm much better than the one you got". A Who fan and original mod recalls how the Who came out as the High Numbers and how the drummer was absolutely mental! (just awesome that footage of the High Numbers at the Railway Hotel from 1964, there are bits in the film but the full 7 or so minutes of the only left footage of the uncompleted film by Stamp and Lambert are on the second disc).

Apart of having interviews with Roger, Pete, Who managers, familiars, etc. we have musicians, fans better said: Eddie Vedder, Sting, Noel Gallagher, the Edge. I love when the Edge picks up his acoustic guitar and plays "My Generation" ("when you're a kid and you pick up the guitar for the first time you just want to make that sound"). And well the different periods in the story of the Who, the tension between 1966 and 1967 (Monterey, going before Hendrix), LSD with Pete into Maher Baba (legendary American TV appearance, explosives!), 1968 with a change in the industry, Tommy (glorious years, balance, good marriage, I am you and what I see is me), that intro of the most successful Who album, Quadrophenia (fight between Roger and Pete), Keith ("can anybody play the drums?"), no more concerts and the awesome "Who Are You" after the return of Keith to England (Keith died weeks after Who Are You was released). Is just fantastic the "Won't Get Fooled Again" part from the Concert for the New York City, "just celebrating the old music". And sadly John passed away in 2002, he died like many musicians would like to and I just love what happened with Roger and Pete after their friend passed away. The Who is for sure one of the great bands of all-time and I simply loved this documentary… 10 out of 10

PS: I haven't seen yet the Tommy film. In the documentary is totally bashed by Noel Gallagher and Steve Jones yet Pete loves it.

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