Friday, February 15, 2013
HVS Top Five concert films
Front row seats at concerts are hard to come by, but thanks to some visionary filmmakers through the years we have been able to not just see the concert, but behind the scenes as well. Here's our Top Five Concert Films of all time
Woodstock. The granddaddy of 'em all that captured the musical, social and political ideology of the era - not to mention torrential downpours of rain and food shortages.
The Song Remains the Same. This 1973 film was "the band's special way of giving their millions of friends what they had been clamoring for – a personal and private tour of Led Zeppelin."
The Last Waltz. Martin Scorsese's 1976 documentary of the 1976 final performance of The Band. Some say it was the farewell to an era that was beginning to fade.
Concert for Bangladesh. George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh played to 40,000 people in Madison Square Garden. The event was the first-ever benefit concert of such a magnitude and is still a veritable who's who of music stars.
Gimme Shelter. Albert and David Maysles were celebrated documentary filmmakers. Their control and instinct, in the face of unfortunate events at this Rolling Stones concert, make what is considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made.
Posted by Home Video Studio-Westfield, NJ at 9:38 AM