As the front man of the Clash from 1977, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before.

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Julien Temple
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Credited cast:
Brigitte Bardot ... Self (archive footage)
Julian Bennett Holmes Julian Bennett Holmes ... Self
Bono ... Self
Steve Buscemi ... Self
Terry Chimes ... Self
John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke ... Self
John Cusack ... Self
Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith (archive footage)
Johnny Depp ... Self
Matt Dillon ... Self
Tymon Dogg Tymon Dogg ... Self
Joe Ely ... Self
Dick Evans Dick Evans ... Self
Flea ... Self
Alasdair Gillis ... Self
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As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In "The Future Is Unwritten", from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash. Written by IFC First Take

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A celebration of Joe Strummer - Before, during and after The Clash


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Great documentary
31 January 2007 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

Julian Temple -- who filmed the Clash at one of their earliest rehearsals -- has assembled a truly impressive array of footage, including 8mm family films from Joe's childhood and a performance from the 101ers, his pre-Clash R&B/pub-rock band. There are interviews with Joe's squat-mates from the early 70s, Mick Jones and Topper Headon of the Clash, and numerous other people (musicians and other) who either worked with Joe or were influenced by him. My only reservation is that the movie might be overwhelming to someone who was unfamiliar with Strummer's work, or the broad outlines of his history, but I think even a complete novice would have to come away impressed by the sheer scope of Joe's legacy, both in terms of music and the influence he left on his friends and admirers.


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Il futuro non è scritto - Joe Strummer See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,880, 4 November 2007

Gross USA:

$248,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,193,491
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