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Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

 -  Documentary | Music  -  18 July 2012 (USA)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. Written by Pulse Films

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LCD Soundsystem: Cállate y toca los éxitos  »

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$23,417 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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$505,154 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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The title of the film was thought up by Win Butler, who yelled it at James Murphy while the filmmakers were trying to decide on a title. See more »

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Keith Wood: James, it's Keith. Um, so, um, I guess you're sleeping - well, I hope you're sleeping after last night!
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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Written by Dave Ball & Marc Almond
Performed by Soft Cell
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Good but not certainly not what the Sundance praise suggested
19 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty solid "music" documentary. The concert footage from MSG was nothing short of spectacular (I'm looking forward to seeing the entire show on DVD).

The dialogue between Murphy and interviewers was incredibly weak however. Murphy seemed uncomfortable with truly expressing what he was thinking, obviously he was put on the spot constantly and didn't know how to respond. I also found it humorous that he insinuated that he loves taking the subway... yet he was riding around in a town car or Escalade the entire time... child please. I used to really like Murphy but after seeing this film I totally understand why the band folded, he is incredibly egotistical. See it for the excellent concert footage, ignore Murphy rambling.


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