In August 1969, 500,000 people gathered at a farm in upstate New York. What happened there was far more than just a concert. Woodstock tells the story of a legendary event that defined a ... See full summary »
Documentary following five years of Bowie's early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie's earliest collaborators.
The documentary tells the untold story of John Lennon's iconic Imagine album. It's also a story about Yoko meeting John and East meeting West. Two artistic minds connecting and inspiring each other both personally and professionally, ultimately co-authoring a radical worldview. Director Michael Epstein gained access to the extensive Lennon video, audio and photo archive, including much previously unseen material, and the film features never before seen or heard footage such as the first demo of Imagine (discovered by their audio archivist in an unmarked eight-track box) as well as unheard audio interviews with John and film footage of the couple working together in the studio. The film also features new interviews with those closest to the couple during the period of creating the Imagine album.
When this movie dealt with what John Lennon was, a musical genius, it was awesome! Watching the songs we all know and love starting out as nebulous demos, being crafted into finished gems was fascinating. But then the whole enterprise took an extreme left turn and became a geopolitical rant about America's involvement in every military skirmish from WWII to Vietnam. I realize that the happenings in the world had a great influence on John's music, but when they started rebuking the United States over the bombing of Japan in WWII, I had seen enough. I'll just rewatch Beatles Anthology, which was indeed, all about the music
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