Joy Division: Grant Gee
It's a beautiful film, all 96 Minutes are packed full glistening image and sound, the story of the rise of Joy Division is a postmodern fable worthy of the biggest screen you can find.
There is a code that is hidden in the music you listen to, and by the way this particular code is not made of music notes or digital polarization, the body of this code is generated from cultural, political, geographical and histo... There is a code that is hidden in the music you listen to, and by the way this particular code is not made of music notes or digital polarization, the body of this code is generated from cultural, political, geographical and historical events which have been suppressed to the point that the sum of them all have become one of America's biggest national secrets. What's more is the code was cracked back in the early 1970's by documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer who with the help of John Lennon revealed the secret on the BBC in a the 17 segment documentary "All You Need is Love". I recently watched the series at it's U.S. theatrical premier at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, after viewing the just introduction to the sires I kept asking my self why haven't seen anything like this before. The film was a massive success in the UK, yet never found any footing in the U.S. and no other production has ever produced anything as essential as this secret history of 20 Century music. I recommend seeing it. "3" Product Info: All You Need Is Love makes its DVD debut as a lavish boxed set which contains all 17 episodes of the series on 5 discs. Contained within those discs IS the 'Story of Popular Music,' encom-passing Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Vaudeville, The Musical, Folk, Swing, Country and Western, Rock 'n' Roll and beyond, and includes interviews with some of the major names of the past 50+ years including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Stephen Sondheim, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby, Mike Oldfield, The Beach Boys, Tina Turner, Sam Phillips, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Richard Rodgers, Roy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Phil Spector, Bill Monroe, Bill Graham, Bill Wyman, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton and many many more. It has frequently been described as the "definitive music documentary," and is regarded just as highly today as 'cult viewing' as it was over 30 years ago when it was first broadcast. In the mid-70s, at the suggestion of John Lennon, the celebrated journalist and film director Tony Palmer decided to document the "Story of Popular Music" and set about interviewing and filming all the major players in the industry at that time, past and present. Even in the mid-70s this was seen as a monumental task, but despite the scale of the undertaking, Tony Palmer made a series of films that set the standard to which all subsequent biographers and documentary makers aspired to. The critically acclaimed All You Need Is Love was broadcast across the world between 1976 and 1981. But since that time, it has neither been repeated nor commercially released on either video or DVD.