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Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 18 July 2012 (USA)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Murphy ... Himself
Chuck Klosterman Chuck Klosterman ... Himself
Keith Wood Keith Wood ... Himself
Nancy Whang Nancy Whang ... Herself
Pat Mahoney Pat Mahoney ... Himself
Al Doyle ... Himself
Tyler Pope Tyler Pope ... Himself
Gavin Russom Gavin Russom ... Himself
Phil Mossman ... Himself
David Scott Stone ... Himself
Matt Thornley Matt Thornley ... Himself
Gunnar Bjerk Gunnar Bjerk ... Himself
Petunia ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Anderson Keith Anderson ... Himself
Aziz Ansari ... Himself
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Storyline

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. Written by Pulse Films

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

LCD Soundsystem: Cállate y toca los éxitos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,417, 27 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$505,154, 12 August 2012
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Pulse Films, Killer Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the film was thought up by Win Butler, who yelled it at James Murphy while the filmmakers were trying to decide on a title. See more »

Quotes

James Murphy: I was 38 years old and I said 'I'm gonna make a record'.
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References Twin Peaks (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

North American Scum
Written by James Murphy
Performed by LCD Soundsystem
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Good but not certainly not what the Sundance praise suggested
19 July 2012 | by foreverstokedSee all my reviews

This was a pretty solid "music" documentary. The concert footage from MSG was nothing short of spectacular (I'm looking forward to seeing the entire show on DVD).

The dialogue between Murphy and interviewers was incredibly weak however. Murphy seemed uncomfortable with truly expressing what he was thinking, obviously he was put on the spot constantly and didn't know how to respond. I also found it humorous that he insinuated that he loves taking the subway... yet he was riding around in a town car or Escalade the entire time... child please. I used to really like Murphy but after seeing this film I totally understand why the band folded, he is incredibly egotistical. See it for the excellent concert footage, ignore Murphy rambling.


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