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Dig! (2004)

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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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Credited cast:
Anton Newcombe ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Matt Hollywood ... Himself
Peter Holmström ... Himself
Zia McCabe ... Herself
Brent DeBoer
Eric Hedford ... Himself
Dean Taylor ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Wm. Clark ... Himself
The Dandy Warhols ... Themselves
Jeff Davies ... Himself
Frankie Emerson ... Himself
Erik Gavriluk ... Himself
Nic Harcourt ... Himself
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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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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,437, 3 October 2004, Limited Release

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$127,067, 19 December 2004
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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 »

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Courtney Taylor-Taylor: [narrating] Under the local Communist Party's headquarters the band played for an audience of ten, and performed for almost as many hours.
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Referenced in What's in My Bag?: Liam Finn & EJ Barnes (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Nevertheless
Written by Anton Newcombe (as A. Newcombe)
Performed by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Courtesy of Bomp!/Tangible
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What a music doc should be
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

A really cool flick. A must for any music snob. You don't really have to know about the bands to enjoy the movie. Before the movie, I only heard only two songs from the Dandy Warhols. The only thing is required is an open mind.

The movie centers around the Brian Jonestown Massacre. The Dandy Warhols have a role in the film, as the 'rival band,' but they are second fiddle to the BJM. The Dandy Warhols don't play as big of a role in the film as I originally guessed, but then again, they didn't have the element of excitement and unpredictability of the BJM.You can't help but be fascinated by the band and its very charismatic front man, Anton Newcombe. By itself, it's an insightful film and study on the music industry. Just watch this film and enjoy.


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