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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012)

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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

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BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star's three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliott Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a story of artistic and musical salvation. Written by Danielle McCarthy

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The definitive story of the greatest band that never made it.

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Rated PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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15 March 2012 (USA)  »

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$15,096 (USA) (5 July 2013)

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$105,030 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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When listing current artists that were influenced by Big Star, Elliott Smith is seen introducing a Big Star cover song on the Jon Brion Show with the date 1996. The show was not recored until 2000. See more »

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Must-watch for Big Star fans
4 July 2013 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Big Star fans will undoubtedly eat this up, and those unfamiliar with the band absolutely should watch it as well. Lots of fantastic interviews with people who were heavily involved with the production of their records, and I am also grateful for a healthy dose of information on Chris Bell (which seems incredibly hard to come by, even in this age). After watching the film I had a hard time figuring out if this film preaches to the converted, or actually makes an attempt to introduce the uninitiated to this incredible band. I thought I knew quite about the band prior to watching this, but after watching this I realize how little I really knew.


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