In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.

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In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction; this band has endured and thrived. This documentary asks the question why.

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When the variety of band photo's pass the screen: During the photo of The Beach Boys it isn't Carl Wilson who bummed out, but it's Brian Wilson and he's standing first in the line-up. See more »


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From The Sky Down
18 January 2012 | by (North of Sweden) – See all my reviews

Why was this documentary made?

In a concert on the Zoo TV tour (i think), Bono gets asked why he dresses up as the devil. He answers by referring to a notion in a book by Christian writer C.S Lewis.

This is what Bono spends his energy thinking about. Different ways to convey his Christian belief.

In the documentary, they state that "Rattle and Hum" was a way for them to show their naivety. I think this is the goal also for this documentary. I think they wan't to diminish their own part in the creative process and show that the ideas came from the sky down.


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