"It's such a fine line between stupid an' clever..." - Spinal Tap
1. Spinal Tap.2. Hard Core Logo.
Clearly 1. Has to be Spinal Tap.But for two? I don't know. I'd be happy with:2. Velvet Goldmine2. 24 Hour Party People2. Don't Look Back2. The Committments2. A Hard Day's Night
I would put it at first, and Spinal Tap at second. I'd probably add Tommy and Stop Making Sense to the list somewhere, but not sure at what numbers. 24 Hour Party People, really? I thought it was a little self indulgent.
the video's for "every rose has its thorn" by poison and "november rain" by GnR are fantastic rock and roll movies in that they embrace all that is cheesy and great about rock musicafter that there is, of course, the tap but I also dig rude boy a lot.
Well, yes, as long as you're talking about Untitled - the extended cut, rather than the theatrical version of Almost Famous.Picky, I know, but the extra 35 minutes make all the difference.Honest...
I saw that movie just after finishing reading a biography of Keith Moon and it comparison "Almost Perfect" seemed really tame.
Tap - yes.24 Hour Party People - yes.Rude Boy - yes.But if we're making lists...The Kids Are AlrightSchool Of RockDig!New York DollHedwig and the Angry Inch
The Decline of Western CivilizationThe Great Rock n' Roll SwindleDecline 2: The Metal YearsSid and Nancyand yes, Stop Making Sense
From Britain:"That'll Be The Day""Stardust""A Hard Day's Night""Privilege""The Commitments"From America:"American Hot Wax""Phantom of the Paradise""The Rose""The Idolmaker""Streets of Fire""The Buddy Holly Story""La Bamba""That Thing You Do""Almost Famous" is a terrific movie and "Spinal Tap" is a classic. But neither of them are about the music.
my teenage years:Rust Never SleepsQuadropheniaand not so teenage yearsStop Making Sense
Seems like we need sub categories:a) concert moviesb) doc rock moviesc) movies about 'the music' (as the Henshaw states)d) movies set in the world of rock n'rollI guess I meant (d)...though there surely must still be an overall 'best of' in there somewhere.
2 recent docs that I love (beyond the fact I coordinated the authoring and layout for their DVDs) are:LIVE FOREVER (the story of "cool britannia")which is a great profile doc of brit music in the 90's intertwined with the people and politics in the post-thatcher era...MAYOR OF THE SUNSET STRIP (the saga of Rodney Bingenheimer)which is a great portrait of a quiet, shy little guy who happened to be friends with a ton of famous people whose careers he helped launch. Whole generations of music lovers have been affected by this guy's decisions and they don't even know it, and while others went on to fame and fortune Rodney lives in his mother's old house and rides the bus.
Gotta add to my original comment.-forgot about the Committments. Tied for 2nd with Hard Core Logo.-I didn't include docs...I was thinking along the same lines as Dixon...movies in the rock n' roll world.-If we're including docs and concert movies, then c'mon people....why haven't these been mentioned:The Last WaltzGimme ShelterDon't Look BackNo Direction HomeStanding in the Shadows of Motown
Oops, DMc did mention Don't Look Back. Anyway Will, great topic.
The Horse Whisperer.
I think Jutra is kidding, but The Horse Whisperer actually had killer soundtrack. Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam.Great album....
it makes my heart heavy that "rock and roll high school" has yet to be mentioned.
Oh, and there's Still Crazy - whichever category that falls into.
I loved Hedwig.... gotta find the soundtrack and listen to it again!Musicals?Westside StoryFrom Justin to Kelly!
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