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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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Release Date:
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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Shut Up and See This Movie!! See more (5 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

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
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)
Makeup Department
Andrea Gilletti .... makeup artist
Production Management
Dave Saltzman .... production manager (as David Saltzman)
Sound Department
Adam Davidson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jesse Flower-Ambroch .... sound mixer
James Murphy .... sound designer
Alan Sallabank .... sound 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
Beatrice Read .... archive producer
Tyler Brodie .... special thanks

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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Keith Wood:James, it's Keith. Um, so, um, I guess you're sleeping - well, I hope you're sleeping after last night!See more »
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Shut Up and See This Movie!!, 29 July 2012
Author: Nightclub Jitters from United States

If you are a fan of popular music, whether it's Rock or Post Punk or Club Music, I think you'll really enjoy this Rockumentary. I was woefully unaware of LCD Soundsystem until I saw the preview for "Shut Up and Play The Hits" about a month ago or so. I was intrigued, so I checked out some of their stuff online and was really amazed to discover songs that I could dance to ( more of a dance from the neck up for me, the rest of my moves are not terribly smooth) but at the same time these songs are funny, intelligent, cynical and emotional all at once.

At last, I saw the movie yesterday and it really floored me; Great cinematography, great insights into the meaning of Rock 'n Roll fandom, legend and lore, 20C. youth culture vs. 21C. youth culture, great odes to New York - both musical and visual.

What you realize about James Murphy, the driving force of LCD Soundsystem, is that he is first and foremost a Rock 'n' Roll devotee who then decided to have a go at it himself. Not only does he have a knack for the art form but he has a great perspective lyrically that has real heart and playfulness as well as a world weariness that is somehow very comforting. It's clear that Murphy is torn about his decision to stop performing, which leads to an interesting exchange between interviewer Chuck Klosterman and Murphy about life choices as one moves into mid life.

Please Go See This Movie EVEN if you are NOT familiar with LCD Soundsystem, - maybe check out a couple of their songs before hand for the fun of it - you'll definitely Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!!

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