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Meeting People Is Easy (1998)

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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

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Grant Gee
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Cast overview:
Radiohead ... Themselves
Thom Yorke ... Himself - Radiohead
Jonny Greenwood ... Himself - Radiohead
Ed O'Brien Ed O'Brien ... Himself - Radiohead
Colin Greenwood Colin Greenwood ... Himself - Radiohead
Phil Selway Phil Selway ... Himself - Radiohead
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

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Official Sites:

Capitol Records

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UK

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English

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20 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy See more »

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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$51,282, 25 April 1999
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Thom Yorke: You will become a hypocrite. You'll become a liar. You'll try and paper-up your own cracks and... you know. And everybody does it. And that's what being an adult is. And then you have babies and... that's it.
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On Your Own Again
Written and Performed by Scott Walker
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Unique and Thought-Provoking
27 July 2001 | by KasheenSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful thought provoking film. It is not easy to watch and it does not focus on gaining insight into the band in conventional ways. Instead you are more of a companion feeling the alienation and isolation that the band seems to be feeling. Because it deals with alienation in both its subject manner and how it is filmed it isn't easy to swallow. For that the film is much more affecting than other rockumentaries that merely focus on the glitz, glamour, and the roudy but slick production that goes into a major band. Perhaps people don't like to think about how all jobs have their downsides but I think the way Gee juxtaposes the sterility and monotony of the countless environments the band is faced with the human fatigue, frustration, and disconnect the band feels from the world and eachother is fascinating and affecting. The title itself sums up the film well with its ironic and perhaps sarcastic comment on the accessibility of artists with their audience. The film also offers a beautiful selection of very personal moments of the band doing their job and shows how deeply the band feels about their music, not in their talking about it, but in their playing, especially the moments outside of the concerts themselves. It shows both the pain that comes with the peculiar kind of hard work the band is faced with and the moments of happiness and excitement that are possible because of that hard work which makes it all worth it. The almost nightmare environment that the film conveys, for me, humanized these men who have been heralded by so many as music messiahs in an industry that keeps getting more slick and more scary. Stunning.


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