Award-winning director Grant Gee spends a year on the road behind the scenes witht he band in this 95 minute document ary DVD. It includes a collage of footage from the OK Compu ter World Tour with shows in Barcelona, Paris, New York, & Tokyo. All the
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RADIOHEAD MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY
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For those of you expecting tons of live concert footage, unreleased songs, and lots of insight into the thought processes of one of the greatest bands of all time, you may be disappointed. That's not to say there isn't any live footage or interviews. There's quite a bit, actually, but it's not the focus of the film and most, if not all, of the songs and interviews are not shown in their entirety. Instead you get snippets. There is some interesting footage that shows the origins of songs on Kid A/Amnesiac, such as the piano part of "Life in a Glasshouse" being written, and Thom Yorke soundchecking "How to Disappear Completely" alone with an acoustic guitar (an amazing scene). I think "Big Ideas" is in there somewhere too. That being said, this film/documentary is much more of a story about the impact of stardom on otherwise ordinary people than an in depth look into the workings and dynamics of the band. That is why so many were disappointed with this, and that is also what...
The consummate Radiohead fan will absolutely adore this video-documentary. Thom Yorke not only establishes himself as a great live performer via snippets of live concert footage, but he also paves the way for his band's ascent as an all-encompassing experience beyond the generic trivialities of being a "rock group" - whatever that term happens to mean today. I have always maintained that Radiohead was and is a band for the next millenium, consistenly producing music head-and-shoulders above their contemporaries. What's more is that Radiohead have become far more than a purely musical experience, and this film emphasizes all these intangibles. Radiohead's outlook has forever seemed to be deeply rooted in a frenetic paranoia, in man's routine struggles against the relentless oppression of technology and the future, and the fight against the loss of self-awareness under the onslaught of the corporate mentality, and the Orwellian shackles that are becoming more and...
This brilliantly edited film has one objective: to slap you in the face and scream into your ear dying whispers of how pleasurable being a rock star actually is. Shot on tour mostly in 1997 by Grant Gee, it captures the nitty gritty details of backstage boredom, onstage exhiliration, and the highs and lows of endless press junkets, award ceremonies, and song composing. Be forewarned, though: the lows and boredom definitely outweigh everything else. Thom Yorke comes across as the most introverted and sullen soul who ever walked the earth. His brief smiles--mostly sardonic--are the high points of the film, but they occur too infrequently to leave the viewer with anything other than a nagging sympathy for this poor man. Depression and the stark harshness of reality seem to be the recurrent themes here. But don't let that put you off entirely. This film does have a certain redemption. It shows you exactly what happens when you put a group of extremely intelligent,...
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