Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Social Network and The Last Waltz

Here's a double dose since I have not been very active on this site. I finally saw The Social Network for the first time. It was a very good movie and the soundtrack was amazing, what else would you expect from Trent Reznor.

The Social Network

The Last Waltz was a concert/film/documentary chronicling the last performance by The Band in 1976. It was directed by Scorcese and features a slew of musical giants performing alongside The Band who were gods in their own right. Neil Young, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Ringo, Muddy Waters, Ronnie Wood, and Dylan. It may be the finest musical documentary (or possibly Stop Making Sense) or even documentary in general that I have ever seen. The stories and comments from the interviews are fantastic as well (getting their name from being Dylan's backing band). Young had a coke rock so large hanging from his nostril on stage that it had to be edited out before the film was released. Read about "The White Room"

The Last Waltz

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