LED ZEPPELIN LIVE IN LONDON 2007 – Movie

CELEBRATION DAY

Concert movie of a one-off Led Zeppelin show on 10 December 2007,
in the O2 Arena, in London, as part of an Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert
(Ertegun was a famous and highly praised music executive – founder of
Atlantic Records – who passed away in 2006). The film started a limited
cinema release on 17 October 2012, and came out on several home audio
and video formats.


(Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund)

According to the Guinness World Records issue of 2009, the concert holds
the world record for the “Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert
as 20 million requests for a ticket were registered online.

The explosive trailer

You can buy the CD/DVD via Amazon

Movie This! JOY DIVISION – A Documentary – 2007

23 February 2021

JOY DIVISION
A Documentary

What: this docu follows the unlikely rise of working-class lads Joy Division up to Ian Curtis‘s suicide with rare footage of the group and interviews with band members, their entourage and other Manchester punk celebrities of that era, as well as their moody and starkly photographed videos, capturing the essence of what made Joy Division so special and
so tragic.

Directed by Grant Gee – 2007

Film critic Philip French wrote: “Someone says in the film that the revolutionary step they made was to progress from the usual punk group’s angry statement: ‘Fuck you.’ Joy Division were the first to say: ‘We’re fucked.’ There is a particularly impressive sequence in which dark, despairing tracks of urban alienation and angst from the 1979 album Unknown Pleasures are accompanied by a speeded-up nocturnal journey around Manchester. It has the hallucinatory sci-fi feeling of Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville.”

The trailer

Full documentary…

JOY DIVISION: Facebook

MUSIC MOVIES!

THE PUNK ROCK MOVIE

Docu about the wild London punk scene
in 1978. With all the key players. Johnny
Rotten, Billy Idol, Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Strange,
Catwoman, Joe Strummer
and much more.

Director: Legendary London punk artist
and observer Don Letts. Musician himself,
DJ, filmmaker & videographer for The Clash.

Released: 1978

Trailer

Full documentary…

Don Letts

VELVET UNDERGROUND Documentary… Coming Soon

17 February 2021

Title: THE VELVET UNDERGOUND

What: In-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never before seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol
films, and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band’s creative ethos: “how to be elegant and how to be brutal.”

Director: Moviemaker Todd Haynes who already made some music movies in the past, like Velvet Goldmine (about glam rock) and I’m Not There (about Bob Dylan)

“Because although there’s very little traditional footage of them playing like you’d see in other rock docs, what you have is the exquisite Andy Warhol films that they played a part in, that he often shot in order to project them on the stage over them while they performed. And so, it really uses the language of those films. It’s just stuffed with the most gorgeous experimental film and photography, and what I hope is that it will take the audience back to that time and also let you hear the music in that context and hear it anew,” said Haynes in a statement.

Release: This summer via Apple TV+

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND: BiographyDiscography

RUDE BOY – 1980!

Great posters of music movies from the past…

RUDE BOY

Story: Part fiction, part rockumentary, tells the story
of Ray Gange. A young The Clash fan who leaves his
dead-end job in a sleazy Soho sex shop to become
a roadie for the band.

Starring: Dave Armstrong, Barry Baker, Terry Barry

1980

Trailer

Music Movies!

ALMOST FAMOUS (2000)

The journey of a young music journalist writing for
legendary rock magazine Rolling Stone in the early
1970s. He tours with fictitious band Stillwater, and
works on his first cover story.

Starring: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand,
Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit.

Director/writer: Cameron Crowe.
Inspired by being a teenage writer
for Rolling Stone himself.

Trailer

MUSIC MOVIES!

ANOTHER STATE OF MIND

A documentary film made in 1982 chronicling the messed-up adventure of two American punk bands, Social Distortion (still active) and Youth Brigade (still active), as they go on their first international tour. They meet another progressive punk band Minor Threat (1980-1983), whom they hang out with for about a week near the end of the chaotic tour.

Starring Mike Ness, Dennis Danell, Brent Liles, Derek O’Brien

The trailer

SOCIAL DISTORTION: Facebook
YOUTH BRIGADE: Facebook