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Shut Up and Play the Hits -- A look at the last days of LCD Soundsystem - one of the most celebrated bands of its generation. New York Magazine called their final concert "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamented "we may never dance again."
Shut Up and Play the Hits -- Follow LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy over a 48-hour period, from the day of his band's final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after the show.
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18 July 2012 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Self Indulgent Ego Trip See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Murphy ... Himself
Chuck Klosterman ... Himself
Keith Wood ... Himself
Nancy Whang ... Herself
Pat Mahoney ... Himself

Al Doyle ... Himself
Tyler Pope ... Himself
Gavin Russom ... Himself

Phil Mossman ... Himself
David Scott Stone ... Himself
Matt Thornley ... Himself
Gunnar Bjerk ... Himself
Petunia ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Anderson ... Himself

Aziz Ansari ... Himself

Lance Bangs ... Himself
Jon Boschetto ... Himself
Will Butler ... Himself

Win Butler ... Himself
Régine Chassagne ... Herself
Roxane Danset ... Herself
David Dewaele ... Himself
Stephen Dewaele ... Himself
Jason Disu ... Himself
Tom Dolan ... Himself
Lulu Doyle ... Herself
Matthew Fasano ... Himself
Shannon Funchess ... Herself
Jeremy Gara ... Himself
Jane Gilarde ... Herself
Stephen Gilarde ... Himself

Donald Glover ... Himself
Brian Graf ... Himself
Jayson Green ... Himself
Joseph Hallam ... Himself
David Hinojosa ... Himself
Konrad Kaczmarek ... Himself
Alberto Lopez ... Himself
Juan MacLean ... Himself
Jozef Mahoney ... Himself
Kyle McEneany ... Himself
Nicholas Millhiser ... Himself
Adam Moerder ... Himself
Matt Morello ... Himself
Lucas Mossman ... Himself
Daniel Murphy ... Himself
Kathryn Murphy ... Herself
Tara Murphy ... Herself
Thomas Murphy ... Himself
Kelly Pratt ... Herself
Nathan Reiff ... Himself
Nick Roseboro ... Himself
Janine Rostron ... Herself
Tiffany Roth ... Herself
Daniel Stenson ... Himself
Josh Stern ... Himself
Colin Stetson ... Himself
Nick Sylvester ... Himself
Christina Topsoe ... Herself

Reggie Watts ... Himself
Ruvan Wijesooriya ... Himself
Carter Yasutake ... Himself
Lizzy Yoder ... Herself
KJ Rothweiler ... Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Will Lovelace 
Dylan Southern 
Produced by
Thomas Benski .... producer
Jamie Clark .... live producer
Marisa Clifford .... line producer
Ned Doyle .... producer: concert footage
Terry Felgate .... co-executive producer
Brian Graf .... associate producer
Arran Igoe .... associate producer
James Murphy .... producer
Lucas Ochoa .... producer
Randell Poster .... co-executive producer
Beatrice Read .... archive producer
Christine Vachon .... executive producer
Keith Wood .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Reed Morano 
Film Editing by
Mark Burnett 
Art Direction by
John Furgason  (as John Fergason)
Costume Design by
Max Isaacson 
Makeup Department
Andrea Gilletti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dave Saltzman .... production manager (as David Saltzman)
Sound Department
Adam Davidson .... re-recording mixer
Jesse Flower-Ambroch .... sound mixer
James Murphy .... sound designer
Alan Sallabank .... re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Carl Grinter .... digital post-production producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ivan Abel .... camera operator
Kevin Akers .... first assistant "a" camera
Eli Born .... camera operator
Stephen Consentino .... camera operator
Giles Dunning .... camera operator
Rory Hanrahan .... first assistant camera (re-shoots)
J.M. Hurley .... camera operator
J.M. Hurley .... digital image technician
J.M. Hurley .... media manager
Spike Jonze .... additional photography
Spike Jonze .... camera operator
Matthias Koenigswieser .... additional photography
Yorick Le Saux .... camera operator
Ross McLennan .... additional photography
Reed Morano .... camera operator
Christine Ng .... swing
Clair Popkin .... first assistant camera: New York
Dylan Southern .... camera operator
Nina Summermatter .... additional second assistant camera (as Linda Summermatter)
Brandon Taylor .... grip
Daniel Trapp .... camera operator
Carlos Verón .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Simone Grattarola .... colorist
Ellie Johnson .... assistant editor (as Eleanor Johnson)
Jack McGinity .... assistant colorist
Leo Scott .... additional editor
Sacha Szwarc .... assistant editor
Other crew
Claire Bernard .... production coordinator
Sam Jones .... production assistant
Tyler Brodie .... special thanks

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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

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 »
James Murphy:I was 38 years old and I said 'I'm gonna make a record'.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Twin Peaks" (1990)See more »
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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Self Indulgent Ego Trip, 26 August 2014
Author: I_actually_am_sam from Ireland

I really had looked forward to this movie, being a big LCD Soundystem fan for years, but it really opened my eyes to the ego of James Murphy, who I had once thought to be one of the coolest guys making music today. Everything felt staged or scripted. The movie opens with Murphy "waking" to his phone ringing, but was there a camera man filming him all night waiting for him to wake? I don't think so. There are several other moments like this peppered throughout the film.

The interview that forms the backbone to the documentary is more cringey than anything else. Murphy's ego can't be kept in check and some of his answers make you wish he would stop talking and cut back to the farewell concert in Madison Square Garden, which is really the only thing that feels natural here. It's a fantastic, huge performance and is captured brilliantly.

Towards the end, where we see Murphy going to the store where all the band's gear is kept and breaking down and crying in an Oscar-worthy performance. Again, it all feels staged: "now for the emotional bit". I actually ended up feeling slightly sorry for the guy, crying over a few synthesizers.

They were a great band but they were only around for 9-10 years. I think the guy needs some perspective. "Shut Up and Play the Hits" is a more apt title than they probably realized.

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