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Glastonbury -- A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival.

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14 April 2006 (UK) See more »
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The mud. The music. The madness.
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A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Björk ... Herself

David Bowie ... Himself

Billy Bragg ... Himself

James Brown ... Himself

Nick Cave ... Himself
Michael Eavis ... Himself

Morrissey ... Himself

Joe Strummer ... Himself

Directed by
Julien Temple 
 
Produced by
Ben Challis .... associate producer
Ann Faggetter .... co-producer
Jane Hawley .... executive producer
Dave Henderson .... executive producer
Anna Kalnars .... line producer
Stephan Mallmann .... associate producer
Robert Richards .... producer
Tracey Scoffield .... executive producer
Jeremy Thomas .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Terry Flaxton 
Ben Smithard 
Julien Temple 
 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
Tobias Zaldua 
 
Production Management
Amanda Temple .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Christian Bourne .... sound recordist
Richard Conway .... sound project manager
Simon Gershon .... sound effects editor
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor
Matthew Skelding .... supervising dialogue editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
David Turner .... sound technical coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Maiden .... online editor
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Bateman .... additional photography
James Callow .... camera operator
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... camera operator
Demetri Jagger .... assistant camera
Ben Smithard .... supervising camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Lauren Knowlton-Parry .... telecine assistant: Prime Focus
 
Music Department
Sharif Ahmed .... music clearance
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Florence Larsonneur .... business affairs
Melanie Reynard .... assistant: Stephan Mallmann
John Shearlaw .... researcher
 

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Rated R for nudity, drug use, language and some sexual content
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UK:138 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
document of the joys of glasto, 27 April 2006
Author: come2whereimfrom from United Kingdom

35 years and still going strong this documentary from Julien temple tell the story of one of the worlds best festivals. From day one until the most recent the film is punctuated with memorable performances from acts like the prodigy, pulp, Joe Strummer, David Bowie, Bjork and Dr.John to name but a few. There are moments that gave me goose bumps, I suppose it helps that I was there, but none the less there are some amazing performances. As I started watching the film I began to feel it was very one-sided all great atmosphere and friendly smiles and I was pleasantly surprised when it told the side of Glastonbury we would all wish wasn't there, drugs, robberies (no mention of the shooting in 1996) and it even tells the story of the travellers that used to go to Stonehenge before they were stopped and it briefly touches on the battle of the bean field. Elsewhere it gives an overview of everything the festival has become apart from the music. Wild sculptures, musical jams, costumes and over the top performance art all is here along side the things you'd expect tie dye, silly hats and naked hippies. If you've ever been to Glastonbury then you will enjoy this loving take on all its mystical aspects, if you've never been you'll get to see just what you've missed. Music, mud and mayhem combine to make this an amazing inside glance at a world that only exists for five days once a year.

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