Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.
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BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star. While mainstream success eluded them, Big Star's three albums have become critically lauded touchstones of the rock music canon. A seminal band in the history of alternative music, Big Star has been cited as an influence by artists including REM, The Replacements, Belle & Sebastian, Elliott Smith and Flaming Lips, to name just a few. With never-before-seen footage and photos of the band, in-depth interviews and a rousing musical tribute by the bands they inspired, BIG STAR: NOTHING CAN HURT ME is a story of artistic and musical salvation.Written by
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I understand that a band - especially a few cute guys playing instruments - with lots of pictures documenting their experiences recording some songs is catnip to hungry music aficionados. But I honestly don't get it... this documentary is more about a bunch of people surrounding a few of these guys who recorded some mediocre songs, had a couple of songs recognized by great songwriters like Elliott Smith, etc. But the story is a jumbled telling of a couple of guys who accomplished almost nothing, who joined in at one point with a guy who was a one-hit wonder. Kind of boring....
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