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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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25 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
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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)
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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 »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (Dolby 5.1)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Reporter:[interviewer] ... what's your normal routine after a show like this?...
Keith Moon:[archive footage] Leave and get drunk.
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Movie Connections:
Features The Kids Are Alright (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Puttin' On The StyleSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Who Rock; The Who Roll; The Who Re-mix., 4 January 2010
Author: Cinema_Fan from An English Shire.

The major concern with history is that it tends to repeat itself. What we have seen already, with the 1979 Who biopic The Kids Are Alright and with other media outlets such as literature, film, television, the internet and of course word-of-mouth, for example, is that a pattern of over-saturation soon emerges, and in turn, the transparency of the whole exercise finally comes to its pinnacle.

Adding the Who's latest addition "Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who" to its fold of historical repartee, at least, can only stretch the limits of rhetoric so far as to simply wonder what can be said that already has not been said. Murray Lerner, some years back, when researching this project, set up a website for the soul purpose of gaining untamed and fresh anecdotes and visual oddities from far and wide. Searching for an untapped source of Who experience to place in his, then, up-and-coming Who biopic.

Here we have once more Messrs Daltrey and Townshend (drummer Moon died at the age of 32 in 1978 and bassist Entwistle passed away in 2002 aged 57) reminiscing on past accolades, adventures and just the sheer wonder of it all. With an interesting start, we see London's brunt-out and bombed streets that were World War II and the connection of an era of poverty and a monochrome childhood. All nostalgic and relevant as setting the seeds of attitude and rebellion to a world of trad-jazz in the wake of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra etc. All this feels relevant but the history lesson is only placed in a different perspective, and, we remain in the same zone, to fill the empty coffers of time that this historical event must dictate.

This project, we should realise, is for the new audience, the new millennium, multimedia in-crowed of Who fans who have had the pleasure of their reformed concerts, their twenty-four hour, seven days a week internet broadcasts and their "MTV" appearances to headlining Europe's largest festival, during 2007, which is Glastonbury. New images not yet seen, mixed with old, and opinions not yet heard are brought together in a perpetual and wonderful montage spliced together to create an effective dossier of information already available in other formats, only here, we have special guest speakers, friends and family adding their thoughts and opinions.

Youth culture picks up during the early sixties and we are introduced to the group's member's infatuation with the US' Blues and then the introduction of Keith Moon. Taking on a more verbally educational stance, this film is less visual montage, like its predecessor of 1979, and we are left in the room of these teachers' and their clips of nostalgia. A contemporary audience will find this riveting as too, no doubt, fans of a longer standing who know already of the line-up and name changes in their early career, as too, their affiliation of the English Mod youth sub-culture. Original footage of rioting, dancing and scooter riding gangs here are an asset to this documentary and adds a characteristic and texture like no other, this is a necessity to the heritage of both the Who and the swinging sixties. For a more realistic look into this lifestyle of sixties gang-culture, one should see the Who film, of 1979, Quadrophenia, based on and around the 1973 concept album of the same name. What has excelled this film more than anything else is the added footage, the rarely screened performance, of the band when known as The High Numbers during August of 1964 at London's The Railway Hotel; this is truly the diamond in the crown of this project and is worth watching for this reason alone.

This film works well in the process of education and entertainment and looks at all aspects of their development, to the beginnings, to the destructive days of the sixties etc. What is questionable, is with all that has come and gone with Who media there are new statements and reasoning's that have never been heard. How much has never been spoken and how much is fabricated is subjective: filling the void with rock 'n roll rhetoric, perhaps?

Respect goes out to their long, arduous work schedule throughout their long career, and nothing exemplifies this more than the Joe McMichael & 'Irish' Jack Lyons book "The Who Concert File", listing every show, gig and concert in the Who's entire lifespan. This way of life is too picked on by the film, but what is, and seems the norm, most curious is the missing archive footage of the managers Peter Meaden and Kit Lambert.

Trying its best not to repeat the insights of The Kids Are Alright, it does regurgitate some already known historical facts, but it also stands very firmly as an individual on centre stage to perform, transcend and perpetuate the myth that is The Who. Paul Crowder and Murray Lerner have done an excellent job with the material given, and with skills combined, have now turned over the thirty-three and a third, and with this fresh, re-mixed approach, made a fitting epitaph to this epic, amazing journey that is The Who.

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