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Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014)

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (original title)
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Britpop band Pulp found fame on the world stage in the mid-1990s with anthems including "Common People" and "Disco 2000". Twenty five years and 10 million album sales later, they return to their hometown for their last UK concert.

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Florian Habicht

Writers:

Jarvis Cocker (concept by), Florian Habicht (concept by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pulp ... Themselves
Jarvis Cocker ... Self - Head Vocals
Nick Banks ... Self
Candida Doyle ... Self
Steve Mackey ... Self
Mark Webber ... Self
Leo Abrahams Leo Abrahams ... Self - Guitarist
Jean Cook Jean Cook ... Self - Volinist
Richard Hawley ... Self - Guitarist
The Boxettes The Boxettes ... Themselves - Vocals
Kate Brown Kate Brown ... Self - Vocals
Neo Joshua Neo Joshua ... Self - Vocals
Yvette Riby-Williams Yvette Riby-Williams ... Self - Vocals (as Yvette Riby Williams)
Josephine Cooper Josephine Cooper ... Self - Pulp Fan (as Josephine)
Chris Barcroft Chris Barcroft ... Self - Pulp Fan
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PULP find fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality - & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band's personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield. PULP is a music-film like no other - by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering. Written by Anonymous

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A film about Life, Death & Supermarkets.

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Documentary | Music

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The film won the Audience Favourite Award at In-Edit Barcelona in 2014. The worlds largest music film festival. See more »

Quotes

Jarvis Cocker: [On fame...] It just didn't agree with me. It was like a nut allergy.
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References Doctor Who (2005) See more »

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For your own educational enjoyment
9 April 2014 | by basil1984See all my reviews

In 1997, when I moved to London, as an American, beyond a song on the 'Trainspotting' soundtrack, I had never heard of the band 'PULP' (who released their first album in 1983). That gap in my musical knowledge was swiftly corrected by the locals and I was soon swaying and gushing with empathy to anthems like 'Mis-Shapes' and 'Common People'. The year after my arrival, the band released the controversial 'This is Hardcore' album (which I adored) and largely fell from the limelight. In the UK, at least, Jarvis Cocker and his bandmates have not been easily forgotten and the band, which hasn't toured or played together since shortly after the turn of the century, decided to organize a final concert as a bookend to their career.

Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht ('Love Story') has created a 'concert film' as unique as the band itself. Instead of providing a sleek chronology of the bands history, full performances of their fan favorites, and back-stage antics, he's focused his attention on the 'common' residence of PULP's native city, Sheffield, and made pensioners the center of his study. This may be a film for the fans but, for the sake of pop music history, the greats that didn't quite make it stateside (largely because they weren't macho enough), and because there isn't yet a trailer for this documentary, I encourage you to seek out this ban for your own educational enjoyment.


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