TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

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TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby arsaib4 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:04 am

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1 Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes, 1987)
2 Don't Look Back (DA Pennebaker, 1967)
3 Gimme Shelter (David Maysles/Albert Maysles/Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)
4 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
5 Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999)
6 Monterey Pop (DA Pennebaker, 1968)
7 Be Here to Love Me (Margaret Brown, 2004)
8 Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (Francois Girard, 1993)
9 @#%$ Blues (Robert Frank, 1972)
10 Bird (Clint Eastwood, 1988)
11 The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
12 Rude Boy (Jack Hazan, David Mingay, 1980)
13 Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (Stephen Kijak, 2006)
14 Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby, 1976)
15 The Decline of Western Civilization Parts I & II (Penelope Spheeris, 1981, 1988)
16 The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005)
17 Sweet Dreams (Karel Reisz, 1982)
18 Notes from a Jazz Survivor (Don McGlynn, 1982)
19 Elgar (Ken Russell, 1962)
20 Rust Never Sleeps (Neil Young, 1979)
21 The Future is Unwritten (Julien Temple, 2006)
22 'DiG!' (Ondi Timoner, 2004)
23 Some Kind Of Monster (Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky, 2004)
24 A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
25 Jimi Hendrix (Joe Boyd, 1973)
26 Sid and Nancy (Alex Cox, 1986)
27 Elvis (John Carpenter, 1979)
28 The Last of the Blue Devils (Bruce Ricker, 1980)
29 Rough Cut & Ready Dubbed (Hasan Shah & Dom Shaw, 1981)
30 Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
31 Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme, 1984)
32 Charlie is My Darling (Peter Whitehead, 1966)
33 Magic Fire (William Dieterle, 1955)
34 A Joyful Noise (Robert Mugge, 1980)
35 Coal Miners Daughter (Michael Apted, 1980)
36 Last Days (Gus Van Sant, 2006)
37 Wonderful Life (Sidney J Furie, 1964)
38 'Round Midnight (Bertrand Tavernier, 1986)
39 Watch the K Foundation Burn a Million Quid (Gimpo, 1995)
40 The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Danile Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 1968)
41 Buena Vista Social Club (Wim Wenders, 1999)
42 Soul to Soul (Dennis Sanders, 1971)
43 Hilary and Jackie (Anand Tucker, 1998)
44 Made in Sheffield (Eve Wood, 2001)
45 Jazz on a Summers Day (Bert Stern, 1959)
46 So You Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star? (Mark Kidel, 1976)
47 Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Aki Kaurismki, 1989)
48 MC5: A True Testimonial (David C Thomas, 2002)
49 Sign O The Times (Prince, 1988)
50 Catch Us If You Can (John Boorman, 1965)
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Re: TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby wpqx » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:11 am

So I'm assuming traditional musicals were exempt? The evidence is really piling up for Todd Haynes Superstar, seems I'm going to have to check this out soon.
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Re: TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby arsaib4 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:18 am

I believe so. "[...]were celebrating great films dramas and documentaries about real musicians. Weve polled our film and music writers for their personal favourites and looked beyond the obvious to include films about jazz, films about opera, films about Finnish polka rock and films about Gilbert and Sullivan."
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Re: TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby A » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:19 pm

Great to see Prince's now almost forgotten Sign 'O' The Times on the list. I once had a Brazilian DVD of it, until it got stolen...

Have seen only few of the films listed, but there certainly seem to be a lot of documentaries made about musicians. I am surprised that Haynes' Velvet Goldmine (1998) isn't on the list.
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Re: TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby wpqx » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:54 pm

I had to go over this about 5 times because I can't believe Woodstock isn't on there.
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Re: TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby A » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:08 pm

That was also my first thought. Maybe they wanted to avoid the obvious? No "Pink Floyd in Pompeii" or "The Wall", either.
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Re: TimeOut London's 50 Greatest Music Films

Postby wpqx » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:20 pm

Well the Joe Boyd Hendrix film I've probably seen 200 times.
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