A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

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Ondi Timoner

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Ondi Timoner
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Credited cast:
Anton Newcombe Anton Newcombe ... Self
Courtney Taylor-Taylor ... Self
Joel Gion ... Self
Matt Hollywood Matt Hollywood ... Self
Peter Holmström Peter Holmström ... Self
Zia McCabe Zia McCabe ... Self
Brent DeBoer Brent DeBoer
Eric Hedford Eric Hedford ... Self
Dean Taylor Dean Taylor ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Wm. Clark Brad Wm. Clark ... Self
The Dandy Warhols The Dandy Warhols ... Themselves
Jeff Davies Jeff Davies ... Self
Frankie Emerson Frankie Emerson ... Self
Erik Gavriluk Erik Gavriluk ... Self
Nic Harcourt Nic Harcourt ... Self
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A documentary on the rivalry between two rock bands. On one hand we have The Dandy Warhols, and its leader Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and on the other The Brian Jonestown Massacre, lead by Anton Newcombe. They used to be close friends but their differing lifestyles and ambitions, especially that of Anton Newcombe, have forced them apart, to the point of being enemies. Written by grantss

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Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Courtney Taylor-Taylor is singer of The Dandy Warhols which is one the bands included on the documentary. Taylor-Taylor narrates the film, giving the viewer the idea that the opinions given are his own. See more »

Quotes

Eric Hedford: They're stalking us now. I will not have them anywhere near me again.
Peter Holmstrom: I'll still buy their albums though.
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Connections

Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as C. Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Published Courtesy Chrysalis Music Limited / Dandy Warhol Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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i'm diggin' too
17 October 2004 | by dragonpenchantSee all my reviews

Rock n' roll is a messy business and DiG! demonstrates this masterfully. A project of serious ambition, and perhaps foolhardiness, the filmmaker is able to mend together seven tumultuous years of following around two unwieldy rock groups. With that said, the abundance of quality material ensures the film's ability to captivate the audience. If you've ever been interested in any realm of the music industry, this movie will undoubtedly be an arresting viewing. the music in the film, although it suffers minimally from requisite cutting and pasting, is worth the price of admission alone. the morning after i saw DiG! i went straight to the record store to pick up a Brian Jonestown Massacre album (i was already initiated to the Dandy Warhols' sounds). Primarily defined by its exploration of rock music, the film succeeds at other profound levels. DiG! is a sincere, and sufficiently objective, glance into the destructive and volatile nature of the creative process and the people that try to wrangle those forces.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dig! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,437, 3 October 2004

Gross USA:

$127,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,828
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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