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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (archive footage)
Bono ... Himself
Steve Buscemi ... Himself
Terry Chimes Terry Chimes ... Himself
John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke ... Himself
John Cusack ... Himself
Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith (archive footage)
Johnny Depp ... Himself
Matt Dillon ... Himself
Tymon Dogg Tymon Dogg ... Himself
Joe Ely ... Himself
Dick Evans Dick Evans ... Himself
Flea ... Himself
Alasdair Gillis ... Himself
Ian Gillis Ian Gillis ... Himself
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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,880, 4 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$248,182, 27 January 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$677,962, 14 October 2007
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Wow...
20 May 2007 | by vez_kirkSee all my reviews

Wow, I was blown away by this film. Despite having been born in 1990, and not having got into punk 'til 1 1/2 years after Joe's death (something I'm constantly kicking myself for), this film made me feel involved in his life + the '70s punk scene, as though I actually lived it. That's the sign of a pretty feckin' good film, if you ask me.

I found the format to be fantastically original (everything from having Joe 'narrate' through his radio show, to the use of his cartoons and the campfire interviews), the content was thorough but not overly concerned with trivial details, and it was just generally a warm, involving + insightful portrayal of Joe's life and the British punk scene.

Fantastic. See it.


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