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Live Forever (2003)

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The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene.

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John Dower

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John Dower
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Cast

Credited cast:
Noel Gallagher ... Himself
Liam Gallagher ... Himself
Damon Albarn ... Himself
Jarvis Cocker ... Himself
Kevin Cummins Kevin Cummins ... Himself
Toby Young ... Himself
Ozwald Boateng ... Himself
Damien Hirst Damien Hirst ... Himself
Robert Del Naja ... Himself (as 3D)
Jon Savage ... Himself
Louise Wener ... Herself
Peter Mandelson ... Himself
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Tony Blair ... Himself (archive footage)
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The story of the mid-1990s Britpop music scene.

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Documentary | Music

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Rated R for language including drug references | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop See more »

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Passion Pictures See more »
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Noel Gallagher: [describing the success of "What's the Story Morning Glory?" in the UK] I personally think "Definitely Maybe" is a much better album. And for the life a me, I can't understand... why, in this country in particular, that when people were going to buy "Morning Glory", they didn't buy "Definitely Maybe". And I'd just like to say,
[looking directly into camera]
Noel Gallagher: where do you fucking get off on that? You know, when you go to HMV to buy a copy a "Morning Glory", you don't buy "Definitely Maybe". What's ...
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Referenced in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #7.2 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Parklife
Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree (as James Dave Rowntree)
Performed by Blur
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The rise and the fall of Britpop
16 May 2004 | by getback_lorettaSee all my reviews

John Dower's Live Forever documentary is a funny and brilliant insight into the Britpop huge phenomenon which took place from the early to the late nineties, a time when Britain wasn't "great"… it was cool!

Among other icons such as Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Massive Attack's Del Naja or Sleeper's Louise Wener, we find the stars of the film: Oasis Gallagher brothers (in fact, the documentary is named after their probably biggest anthem ever) and Blur's Damon Albarn. Listening to their interviews, we clearly remember a time when the working-class heroes Liam and Noel Gallagher leaded the fierce rivalry with the middle-class bohemian Blur boys.

Far from being a one-sided documentary, Live Forever also reflects the political and social framework during the days of the Cool Britannia, and so show us how Blair's New Labour seized upon Britpop to bolster its own public image, leading it to its end.

A simply hilarious Liam Gallagher, an often puzzled Damon Albarn, an honest and always stylish Jarvis Coker and a witty and sarcastic Noel Gallagher, together with the superb soundtrack of the film, take the nostalgics back to the "madferit" days of not just a musical phenomenon but a way of life.

If you liked "24 Hour Party People", don't miss this masterpiece.


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