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Is The Last Waltz the best concert film ever made?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Artisan Fan, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I think so.

    A true classic of The Band's last performance, Martin Scorsese really outdoes himself with great lighting and shots and interviews that draw us in.

    Highly recommended film for you music fans.
     


  2. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    it's a classic. the interviews are hilarious and the playing is great but the production is a little over the top for me at times, specifically the staples singer and emmylou harris parts. it's a great time capsule for one of music's greatest eras. i love it but i gotta go with talking heads stop making sense for the title of best.
     


  3. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    I think so.

    A true classic of The Band's last performance, Martin Scorsese really outdoes himself with great lighting and shots and interviews that draw us in.

    Highly recommended film for you music fans.


    Nope,

    Madonna's Truth or Dare.
     


  4. David Watts

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    Weird, I just watched this last weekend.

    It's up there at least, but my vote goes to Wattstax.

    It's too bad CCR weren't included in the Woodstock film...
     


  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    It should be called "The Robbie Robertson Show," not "The Last Waltz." I don't think it accurately represents the group that even "Rock of Ages" displays.

    If one's only exposure to The Band was "The Last Waltz" they would assume that Robbie Robertson was the undisputed band leader. Just not the case.
     


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    Gimme Shelter
    Pogues St. Patrick's Night at the Town & Country
    Soul Power
     


  7. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For me, it's Stop Making Sense
     


  8. David Watts

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    My dad was at that concert. Because of this, I was always in his shadow, even though I saw GG Allin, The Dwarves, and Mr. Bungle multiple times.
     


  9. Dakota rube

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    I think so.

    A true classic of The Band's last performance, Martin Scorsese really outdoes himself with great lighting and shots and interviews that draw us in.


    Did you know Scorsese was assistant director and an editor of Woodstock? I'd forgotten. I'll also put Woodstock above Last Waltz on the list.
     


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    romafan Senior member

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    I have fond memories of listening to George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh (starving child on box set cover aside). I am correct in believing that this was filmed? [​IMG]
     


  11. Dakota rube

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    I have fond memories of listening to George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh (starving child on box set cover aside). I am correct in believing that this was filmed? [​IMG]

    Yes, 'twas filmed.
    I'd forgotten about that one.
     


  12. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Stop making Sense is amazing. As much an art film as a concert. I think he created something all new with it. (plus that suit!)
     


  13. Artisan Fan

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    For me, it's Stop Making Sense

    Another favorite of mine. I was in the front row of the warm-up show before they filmed it in L.A.
     


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    Did you know Scorsese was assistant director and an editor of Woodstock? I'd forgotten. I'll also put Woodstock above Last Waltz on the list.

    Yes, I just found that out last week.
     


  15. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Another favorite of mine. I was in the front row of the warm-up show before they filmed it in L.A.
    [​IMG] Awesome!
     


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