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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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Ondi Timoner

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Ondi Timoner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anton Newcombe Anton Newcombe ... Himself
Courtney Taylor-Taylor ... Himself
Joel Gion ... Himself
Matt Hollywood Matt Hollywood ... Himself
Peter Holmström Peter Holmström ... Himself
Zia McCabe Zia McCabe ... Herself
Brent DeBoer Brent DeBoer
Eric Hedford Eric Hedford ... Himself
Dean Taylor Dean Taylor ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brad Wm. Clark Brad Wm. Clark ... Himself
The Dandy Warhols The Dandy Warhols ... Themselves
Jeff Davies Jeff Davies ... Himself
Frankie Emerson Frankie Emerson ... Himself
Erik Gavriluk Erik Gavriluk ... Himself
Nic Harcourt Nic Harcourt ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$127,067, 19 December 2004
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Interloper Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Joel Gion: Going up. Top floor. Pantyhose. Illegal drugs and cigarettes.
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Connections

Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007) See more »

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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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A Very Engaging Documentary
8 September 2005 | by SeveredAreolasSee all my reviews

I recently rented this doc, having remembered hearing about it from IMDb.com and being intrigued by the premise. I knew very little about either of these bands, but I do remember hearing "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" by The Dandy Warhols ages ago and enjoying it. That being said, this is my perspective on the doc:

One thing I found incredible about this film is there is no need to have any prior knowledge of either of these bands. The director (Ondi Timoner) wastes no time in engaging the audience and familiarizing them with the people in this film. I quickly became grooved to the lives both Anton and Courtney as well as their respective bands, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. I think that is part of what makes this doc so good, and what makes Ondi Timoner such a master documentarian.

I also loved how the "story" of these bands was told. Most of what you see is of the bands on tour. Both bands start out playing small venues and struggling to make it in the recording industry. Throughout the film, each band strives to remain unique and uncontrolled by the norm. However it is this that makes the two bands similar, and thus the brilliant perspective on how two bands of a feather can go in such different directions.

I would basically recommend this for ANYONE who likes film in general. You do not need to have a particular love for documentaries, or either of the bands. An appreciation for music helps, but the music itself takes a backseat to the love/hate relationship between The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols.


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