03
Jan
10

Flu movie tip: Dig!

I havent been able to keep my movie tips up to date since I was cut off internet during the holidays. Now I caught some kind of flu (not the swine though) and I have rest been resting on the couch the last days, trying to get better before our paris trip. I do feel kind of sorry for my gf who has to clean the apartment we´ve been borrowing, as well as cooking and going my errands.

Anyway…being sick gives you the time to watch movies.

Since I wont be able to publish anything on friday, next week’s movie tip comes today!

It is one of the best music documentaries ever produced!

Dig (2004)

“Tracks the tumultuous rise of two talented musicians, Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre; and Courtney Taylor, leader of the Dandy Warhols; dissecting their star-crossed friendship and bitter rivalry. Both are hell-bent on staging a self-proclaimed revolution of the music industry. Through their loves and obsessions, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers–and ultimately to their chance at a piece of the profit-driven music business–how each handles his stab at success is where the relationship frays and burns”

I love music documentaries. And Dig! is definitely up there with the best. Dig won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 2004. The documentary was shot during 7 years and over 1500 hours of film-making. It takes place in the outskirts of rock n roll stardom. Dandy Warhols is the commercially successful band singing songs about stuff that their friends in the Brian Jonestown Massacre does. The latter band is lead by the self proclaimed genius Anton Newcombe. One of my favourite scenes in the movie is when Brian Jonestown actually manage to get some big shot record producers to attend their gig, and Anton just has to fuck things up ending the gig with a big fight with his bassist. You see the bassist played a tune in the wrong way and Anton just has to correct him, right there on the stage…

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