I originally gave this film a 4 1/2, but went back and changed it to a 4. It was a solid film with a beautiful score and masterful cinematography, but I’m not sure I’d want to watch it again. I’m glad I finally saw it though. I’d recommend seeing it at least once, if only for historical reasons. It’s truly a classic, plus Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson both had great performances with unmistakable moviestar charisma and style. I think…
Overall, I enjoyed this documentary, but mainly for the historical reference. I have to admit that my favorite bits were the montages of Andy Summers’ poignant black and white photographs. They had an enjoyable mix of angst, loneliness, boredom, and artistic brilliance. A unique collection of behind the scenes moments captured by an actual member of a world famous rock band. I’m left with a feeling of wanting to seek out more of his visual art rather than having another listen to one of their chart topping albums. That’s not the expectation I brought to this film. It’s a strangely pleasant outcome.