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What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous... See full summary »
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »
Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the '40s and '50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday.
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
SHOT! The Mick Rock Documentary is an odyssey into the colorful and crazy recesses of rock 'n' roll's history. A reckless joyride that delves deep into the mind of rock's greatest living photographer: Mick Rock. Told through the distorted lens of rock 'n' roll mythology, icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, shambolic poet and custodian of dreams, Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Awaiting heart surgery after after a series of heart attacks, Mick turns inward to face himself - his past, the present and the future that will be born from the ashes of his resurrection. He stretched his nervous system to the limit to bring us the iconic images of the likes of David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Blondie, Queen, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. He shot them all and imprinted them on our collective psyche forever. "I'm still in awe of the power of the camera and its magical reflections. In many ways I love it more than ever... Written by
SHOT! tells the story of Mick Rock, a photographer who shot almost every musician of note from Syd Barrett to Snoop Dogg. 'The Man Who Shot the Seventies', Rock suffered from a near-fatal heart attack in the 1990s, recovered and remains active today. Beautifully made, SHOT! does indulge in an over-dramatisation of the heart attack, a reenactment of which anchors the whole film. Additionally, while Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop get almost an hour of screen time, the punk scene gets under ten minutes, and Rock's work with dozens of talented musicians in the 2000s, from Josh Homme to Brandon Flowers, gets treated as a mere epilogue. Other than than, however, SHOT! is an excellent documentary. The choice to use Rock's work rather than an array of talking heads works like a spell, as the film is built around only one interview with Rock himself. The music of Rock's many iconic subjects is used effectively, and sometimes cheekily, there is a flow to the story. Like any good biopic, it also manages to be a portrait of the times in which Rock worked and lived, and which he so colourfully documented with his camera.
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