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


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The mud. The music. The madness.
A documentary on the 30th anniversary of Britain's best-known music festival. | Add synopsis »
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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
Barnaby Smyth .... foley engineer
Barnaby Smyth .... sound recordist
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
Tom Kenny .... lighting designer
Ben Smithard .... supervising camera operator
Editorial Department
Lauren Knowlton-Parry .... telecine assistant: Prime Focus
Tom Russell .... colourist
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
UK:138 min

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Americans say, "What's Glastonbury?", 12 March 2007
Author: a-papke ( from Chicago

Americans have never heard of Glastonbury. That may seem surprising to our British friends, but neither myself nor any fellow "Yank" I've ever spoken to had any idea of what it was. To all my fellow Americans out there, let me explain: It's the greatest kept secret in all of Britain. We don't know about it because there is no way for anyone to make any money telling Americans about it. The only way I can describe Glastonbury is "Woodstock, but cool...I mean really, really cool." I kept saying as I watched this film, I wish it were longer. First of all, as a rock film, it's better than any concert film you can name (even though we Americans only knew maybe 20% of the bands in the film). Better than Live Aid. Better than Live 8. Better than Knebworth. (Unfortunately, we can't see every performance in its entirety because there are so many of them.) And the fascination extends beyond the musical performances. It's a wonderful historical document, showing the evolution of British pop, from classic rock to punk to new wave to industrial to whatever they call today's music. Plus you get an look at the fashions and zeitgeist of each music. Hippy's to bikers to (what we Americans call) lot-scammers. Glostonbury shows nakedness, drugs, mud, music and chaos on a biblical scale, often times on the stage itself. It defies explanation. You can only see it to believe it. Woodstock happened only once. This goes on every summer, and the music doesn't suck. It's a crowning achievement for rock cinema and rock history. I've always wondered why the best rock comes from Britain. This film offers a clue. After the film was over, I walked out of the theater and wanted a hit of acid or a stiff drink. I wanted to smash a window and streak down the street. I wanted to light a fire, quit my job and join a rock band, renounce all my worldly possessions and grow out my hair. I wanted to stand up and cheer because this is a classic film. I didn't do any of those things, except the later, because I'm not a moron; but the film certainly conveys the liberating power of music and it's capacity to free the soul. I am so amazed that the Glastonbury festival even exists in this modern age of the puritanical War on Drugs. It couldn't exist in America. I'm glad it does exist, and I'm glad that this film exists because Bachanalia is no longer valued. It is seen as a threat, as a corruptive force rather than a liberating rite of passage. It is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life, and should the day come when the 'Forces that Be' close Glastonbury down, at least Temple's film will still be here to show future generations how wonderful life can be when lived with perfect unfettered collective freedom, (as Bowie says) "if just for one day."

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