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A documentary on the once promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. The friendship between respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor, escalated into bitter rivalry as the Dandy Warhols garnered major international success while the Brian Jonestown Massacre imploded in a haze of drugs.
I dragged my husband to see The Brian Jonestown Massacre live last night and today he wanted to watch the documentary about them [and The Dandy Warhols], even though he's partially deaf today in thanks to the experience.
I haven't seen DiG! since around the time it was released and I haven't listened to their music in years either, so it was almost surreal seeing them perform last night. While there weren't any significant outbursts or shenanigans on stage, I found my 31-year-old self very annoyed at the 19-year-old, drunk on watered down beer crowd. Maybe I'm just getting too old for this shit, you know, getting bumped into, spilled on and sweaty in a small venue with bright lights…
Anton Newcombe should have been a rockstar. He's one of the great musical minds of his generation and if there were any musical justic in the world, he'd be a household name. But he isn't. This movie tells the story of how that happened.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, this documentary tells two stories gathered over seven years and 1500 hours of footage. It contrasts the successes and failures of two bands that are destined (or so it seems) for stardom. The stories fit so well not just because of how well they know each other personally and all of the drama that goes with that, but also because of the fundamentally different approaches these two bands…
Dos narcisistas con talento limitado compiten por una revolución musical que nunca llegará. Uno es una estrella del pop con cara de cera que pasa de largo de las peleas y el otro es un drogadicto al que su entorno ha hecho creer que es la segunda llegada de Syd Barrett. Entre ellos dos hay un puñado de gente horrible, tres chicos blancos de clase media y una cámara sin escrúpulos que saca oro cómico del patetismo y de la manipulación.
"Is that blood on you?"
The crazy frontman of the band Brian Jonestown Massacre blows his chances for success. Compelling if in a reality TV way. Very few talking heads, which is nice.
This doc is about two bands who I've never been able to get into (one of which I straight up can't stand). The fact that the movie was so good is a testament to the hard work of the filmmakers. Sure, these people are certainly characters, but I've seen that in other docs and it wasn't nearly as well-done or entertaining (Overnight).
Seriously though, spending seven years with these people would have literally killed me. I'd be dead.
pure insanity + great music = Matthew is happy
Anton Newcombe lives within a different plane of existence. He's unstable, self-centered and rude, but his music seems much more genuine than The Dandy Warhol's. Didn't like the fizzled-out ending of the film, I think it should have ended either a bit earlier or later on the timeline of the band.
Twerps you can barely stand, but amazingly edited, no? I don't even like the music much. Amazing the lengths to which one'd go for this shit, maybe.
An absolutely fascinating documentary about a trainwreck of a band (and specifically its leader, Anton Newcombe).
I just couldn't look away. It was a brilliant insight into a certifiable madman and (perhaps) musical genius and how he comes close to destroying everything around him... including himself.
As bleak as that sounds, this movie is not. It's wild and crazy and a chronicling of a 100% rock-and-roll lifestyle. Some of the real-life scenes that this doc catches on film and shows to us are just (almost) unbelievable.
Loved this movie.
This was far from perfect but I would gladly watch 10 more hours of this hot mess
Very entertaining doc that greatly boosted my interest in The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols. Anton Newcombe is the Dennis Hopper of the the 90's alternative scene. Reminded me of the Hopper-focused doc 'The American Dreamer'.
You can't knock the footage on this one, it's very well put together considering the content. I just couldn't really relate to anything on a musical level.
Delusions of Grandeur: The Movie!
Even though I'd heard of DiG! before, and have been a big fan of The Dandy Warhols for a long time now, I'd never thought about watching it until I became a big fan of The Brian Jonestown Massacre in the last six months or so. I finally got round to watching it and it was a total eye-opening thrill ride from beginning to end. Whilst it could have easily been too heavily reliant on the archetypal 'talking heads' format so many music biopics tend to lean towards, director Ondi Timoner instead channeled the chaos and unpredictability of being in The Brian Jonestown Massacre by providing us with myriad candid footage of the band and their struggles to coexist with…
movies directed by women,
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