'Shine a Light' (Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film)...

There are 7 comments on the Apr 3, 2008, Chicago Tribune story titled 'Shine a Light' (Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones concert film).... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

STONES. SCORSESE. IMAX . The ads for the new Rolling Stones concert picture "Shine a Light" come at you like a three-way heavyweight title bout.

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P Maloney

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Uh, Brian Jones didn't commit suicide....

Since: Jan 08

Chicago

#2 Apr 4, 2008
P Maloney wrote:
Uh, Brian Jones didn't commit suicide....
Yeah, but Michael Phillips who learned his dance steps from Bob Newhart isn't hip enough to know that.
ROLL

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 4, 2008
We got free tix to the preview and while it wasn't "bad" it wasn't anything like this review leads you to believe.
It came off like a bunch of old guys going through the motions, while a lackluster audience stands there and watches. Wanna see what's wrong with the concert industry today, go see this film. Tons of money invested in old acts, while new ones find it impossible to break through.
Visually cool, but the content was dull. I'd skip it unless you're a diehard Stones fan.
Steve34

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 4, 2008
I have never been a big fan of "The Stones", but I wouldn't mind seeing this film.

Scorsese's documentary on Bob Dylan (who I am a HUGE fan of)a few years ago,"No Direction Home", was brilliant. I imagnie this should be pretty good, too.
Resident Genius

United States

#5 Apr 4, 2008
I'm going tonight and I'm guessing ROLL is going to be proven right - whether (s)he's actually seen it yet or not.

I'm not expecting a lot because of what appears to be a rundown song selection - too bad Phillips didn't post the song set.

What I'd prefer to hear are classics the Stones never play on Tour. "Satisfaction" is so played-out.

By the way, Steve34, I'm also a big Dylan fan and I didn't think "No Direction Home" was all that good. It didn't really tell us anything new.

Pretty much Dylan's schtick has always been, "I write these songs; I don't know where they come from; if you like them you like them; if you don't you don't. Go home."

I love the songs but I don't expect Dylan will ever "shine the light" on any references within the songs.
Keef

AOL

#6 Apr 5, 2008
thought the movie captured the Stones and their music very well. Loved the backstage moments, Keith and Mick singing together and Buddy and Keith playing together was great! ROLL: old men? the Stones put on the type of show that they're younger counterparts WISH they could do!
Zeina2007

AOL

#7 Apr 9, 2008
I'm totally with you. I saw the film---in IMAX, by the way---and I still got excited. Considering that the Stones have been a band since the 60s, I think their shows are pretty spectacular.

On a related note, are any of you GameTap subscribers? They have an interview with the Rolling Stones today, and I thought it was pretty funny the way their reporter gushed all over Mick, Charlie, and Keith. Enjoyable nonetheless:

[The Rolling Stones on GameTap|http://www.gametap.com /views/watch/watch.jsp?videoId =15322_video_1&channelId=1 5&seriesId=1143&showId =15322]
Keef wrote:
thought the movie captured the Stones and their music very well. Loved the backstage moments, Keith and Mick singing together and Buddy and Keith playing together was great! ROLL: old men? the Stones put on the type of show that they're younger counterparts WISH they could do!

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