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Bring on the Night (1985) Poster

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The movie eventuated because A&M Records who Sting was signed with wanted to film the launch of Sting's first band after The Police.
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The name of the new album that Sting's new band was recording in the film was "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" (1985).
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One of three 1980s concert movies featuring Sting. The films include Bring on the Night (1985), Urgh! A Music War (1981), and The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982).
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The song "Bring on the Night" was originally recorded by Sting's English pop band The Police and was the fourth track on their second album "Reggatta de Blanc" (1979). "Bring on the Night" is also the name of Sting's live concert album first released in 1986 and which had been recorded from several live shows and concerts the previous year in 1985. It is some of the songs and events of this 1985 concert tour which are depicted in this film.
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The film won the Grammy Award for "Best Music Video, Long Form" at the Grammy Awards in 1987 for video director Michael Apted and artist & video producer Sting.
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One of three theatrically released cinema movies first launched in 1985 that starred Sting. The films are Plenty (1985), The Bride (1985) and Bring on the Night (1985).
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The film was not released on DVD until 2005 which was the 20th Anniversary Year of when the movie was made and first released in 1985.
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The picture aimed to document the last nine days of rehearsals before Sting's new band first performed their first concert in Paris, France.
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Michael Apted was hired as director because of his work in documentaries and the Academy Awarding winning country-and-western musical drama Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) that he had directed. Director Michael Apted wrote in February 2005 that Sting "...liked that I'd done movies and documentaries, because he wanted a bit of both - to document the birth of a band and find a story to tell it".
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This picture was filmed in "real time" according to the "Director's Notes" DVD booklet. There was "...no cheating and staging scenes".
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Songs heard in part or in full during the rehearsal scenes included: "Bring On the Night / When the World Is Running Down You Make the Best of What's Still Around", "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Low Life", "Fortress Around My Heart", "Love Is the Seventh Wave", "Shadows In the Rain", "Consider Me Gone", ""Driven to Tears", and "We Work the Black Seam".
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Songs heard in part or in full during the concert sequences included: "Shadows in the Rain", "Fortress Around Your Heart", "We Work the Black Seam", "I Burn For You", "Children's Crusade", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Roxanne", "I Been Down So Long", "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Demolition Man", and "Message in a Bottle".
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The movie has been memorable for featuring a scene where a reporter calls Sting by his birth name Gordon from which he replies: "My children call me Sting, my mother calls me Sting, who is this Gordon character?".
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Rock star Sting and film director Michael Apted first met about the making of this film by a swimming pool at the early morning breakfast time of 7.30 am.
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Sting's wife Trudie Styler, who appears in the film, gave birth to a son on the second night of Sting's new band's opening concert tour. The birth is documented and featured in this film.
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The name of the French castle where Sting's band rehearsed was the Château de Courson in in Courson-Monteloup which is a commune in Northern France in the Essonne Department of Île-de-France. The building was built in 1676 which was about 309 years prior to the production of this movie.
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The name Sting rhymed with the first word of the film's Bring on the Night (1985) title. As such, the artist's name above-the-title top billing in movie posters rhymed with the start of this picture's title.
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The closing credits declare that the movie was "filmed entirely on location in and around Paris, France".
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Every musician in Sting's new band is interviewed in this concert-rockumentary movie.
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Second of two consecutive theatrically released documentary feature films directed by Michael Apted. The first was 28 Up (1984) and the second Bring on the Night (1985). Apted is an interviewer in both of these feature docs.
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According to the "Director's Notes" DVD booklet, director Michael Apted "...was promised total access, within the realms of respectability".
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"The Dream of the Blue Turtles" (1985) was Sting's debut solo album. "Bring on the Night" (1986) is also an album by Sting but a concert album. Both record albums are related to this film, one a studio album, the other a concert live performance album.
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Michael Apted performed a number of roles on this picture. Apted was writer, director and interviewer.
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