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 Strange Days
Joined: 10/18/2005
Msg: 20
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If you have the new remastered version of the film- Watch Neil Young as he steps up to the mic before "Helpless". He has a HUGE chunk of coke stuck to his nose. For the first few bars the entire band and Neil himself are way out of time. I love the movie, but the new cd box set that came out when the remastered movie did holds a special place in my collection.
Joined: 3/8/2004
Msg: 22
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Posted: 6/22/2007 6:26:57 PM
A film I enjoyed as well, I saw it when it first came out.

I always liked The Band ( Acadian Driftwood.... ) , and that film shows you the difference between music today and then. It's a bunch of people who know one another well having a blast playing together , with mutual respect.

It's also brings back memories of seeing Dylan (circa 1975) with the Rolling Thunder Revue in Quebec City.

I saw Levon Helm in Montreal as well, in a small club.

Makes me really glad to be this old.
Joined: 6/21/2007
Msg: 25
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Posted: 6/25/2007 12:44:11 AM
Yeah; it truly is an incredible film. Scorcese did a great job directing it, and he was able to capture the atmosphere of the concert incredibly well.
Joined: 5/13/2006
Msg: 29
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Posted: 7/10/2007 6:02:48 PM
I have to admit that there are a few folks in this film that I am not a fan of, but I like the Band and this is an amazing movie. The one problem I have always had with the Last Waltz is its pretty much the Robbie Robertson show. From what I have read he and Scorsese pretty much edited the film themselves so that may explain why there is so much Robbie. I would have love to seen more interviews with the other guys from the Band. It might be one of the better concert films around. Way way better than Woodstock.
Joined: 8/17/2008
Msg: 31
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Posted: 9/1/2008 8:26:36 PM
With the exception of Levon's drums, some of Garth's parts and most of the vocals, a large chunk of the instrumentation was re-done in the studio over a period of a few months (all of Rick's bass, Manuel's piano, a lot of Robbie's guitar). I used to marvel at how tight the performance was, and it turns out, it wasn't very tight at all until it was fixed. That said, it's a great film. As much as I love Levon, he and the other members signed away a lot of money to get a big payment up front in the 70's. I wish Robbie would share and help his bankrupt friends (one former) out, but, y'know.
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