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Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)

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As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (archive footage)
Bono ... Himself
Steve Buscemi ... Himself
Terry Chimes ... Himself
John Cooper Clarke John Cooper Clarke ... Himself
John Cusack ... Himself
Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith (archive footage)
Johnny Depp ... Himself
Matt Dillon ... Himself
Tymon Dogg Tymon Dogg ... Himself
Joe Ely ... Himself
Dick Evans Dick Evans ... Himself
Flea ... Himself
Alasdair Gillis ... Himself
Ian Gillis Ian Gillis ... Himself
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As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ever before. In "The Future Is Unwritten", from British film director Julien Temple, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship which developed over the last years of Joe's life, Julien Temple's film is a celebration of Joe Strummer - before, during and after the Clash. Written by IFC First Take

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A celebration of Joe Strummer - Before, during and after The Clash


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Il futuro non è scritto - Joe Strummer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,880, 4 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$248,182, 27 January 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$677,962, 14 October 2007
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Great documentary
31 January 2007 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

Julian Temple -- who filmed the Clash at one of their earliest rehearsals -- has assembled a truly impressive array of footage, including 8mm family films from Joe's childhood and a performance from the 101ers, his pre-Clash R&B/pub-rock band. There are interviews with Joe's squat-mates from the early 70s, Mick Jones and Topper Headon of the Clash, and numerous other people (musicians and other) who either worked with Joe or were influenced by him. My only reservation is that the movie might be overwhelming to someone who was unfamiliar with Strummer's work, or the broad outlines of his history, but I think even a complete novice would have to come away impressed by the sheer scope of Joe's legacy, both in terms of music and the influence he left on his friends and admirers.


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