Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.
Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »
A mostly chronological look at the Rolling Stones with archive footage and recent off-camera commentary by Jagger, Richards, Watts, Wyman, Taylor, and Wood. Topics include virtually instant success (and fans' dangerous antics), becoming songwriters, press coverage as the anti-Beatles, Richards and Jagger's drug arrest and trial, Brian Jones' decline and death, fleeing the tax man to the south of France, a U.S. tour and the Altamont disaster, trading the bad boys image for being fun onstage when Wood replaces Taylor,and Richards kicking smack: "The band comes first." The six also talk about what makes them a great rock and roll band.Written by
The title is taken from the line "I was born in a crossfire hurricane" from the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash." See more »
Brett Morgen, Himself:
Do you want to do a sound check?
Mick Jagger, Himself:
Yeah. One-two. One-two. One-two. - - One-two. One-two. One-two. Hello-hello-hello. Hello-hello.
Brett Morgen, Himself:
Okay. I think we're good. So, before we start, I just want to ask you, how's your memory?
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The ultimate Rolling Stones documentary. Captures very vividly their live performances through the years, as well as what making an album was like, plus their private lives. However, don't expect the usual micro- detail stuff, eg no "Mick Jagger was born on..." or the names of their albums and when they were released. In fact, there is very little references to dates.
No, the main idea is to get a feel for the chain of events that was the career of the Rolling Stones, and what it was like being the members of the great band.
For these reasons, it probably helps being a fan with a decent knowledge of the Stones' albums and songs. Not essential though - one can always fill in the gaps by reading Wikipedia.
The live stuff is great, and some of it is quite rare. The behind-the- scenes stuff contains some particularly rare footage.
A must-see for any fan of rock 'n roll.
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