Category “Music”

The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith

A 1-hour Documentary looking at the Manchester post-punk group and its infamous leader Mark E Smith. The Film follows the current band recording their final Session for the John Peel Show (they were his favourite group and recorded more sessions than any other band) as well as chronicling the chaotic history of the band & its numerous line-up changes. Featuring John Peel, Stewart Lee, Marc ‘Lard’ Riley alongside The...

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David Guetta: Nothing But the Beat

David Guetta, popular French house music producer and DJ, tells the story of himself and the electronic music. “I cannot look at myself in the mirror if I do not give 100 percent. My ambition is new each day, I have so much to learn and so much to achieve.” – David Guetta Nothing But The Beat reveals David Guetta’s meteoric rise from underground house DJ to global superstar. Featuring the likes of Will.i.am, Kelly Rowland, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, the full-length documentary Nothing But The Beat offers fans a unique insight into the professional and personal life of David Guetta...

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The Motown Effect

a documentary exploring the social impact Motown Records had on American society and Civil Rights during the 60's and 70's. featuring interviews with: Lamont Dozier Randy Jackson Paul Gambaccini Fred Bronson Chris Sampson Audley Smith brief history of the origins of Motown background on the state of civil rights at the time how the music of Motown influenced, and was influenced by society Motowns impact in context to Martin Luther King a look at the state of the music industry today, and how it compares For my final year major production at Bournemouth University...

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A Joyful Slog

This is a documentary looking at some of Ireland's DIY bands and culture over the last 5-20 years or so. It is a Dublin Community Television production and was made by the Community Of Independents collective that works with the channel. Featuring live footage and audio of various Irish artists as well as insightful interviews with some of the people that have been involved in the growth of this...

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The Story of The Guitar

Alan Yentob embarks on a three-part personal journey to discover how the guitar became the world's favourite musical instrument. Beginning with the rise of the acoustic guitar, the series takes him from an ancient Middle Eastern ancestor of the lute, to the iconic guitars draped round the necks of Bill Hailey and Elvis Presley and beyond. Featuring interviews with Bert Weedon - the man who taught Britain to 'Play in a Day', Pete Townshend, Bill Bailey, flamenco player Paco Pena and classical guitarist John...

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Pirate Radio

This is a short 16 minute documentary from Vice exploring London’s original and current illegal underground radio...

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Planet Rock: The Story Of Hip Hop And The Crack Generation

twenty-five years after crack cocaine ravaged American cities,this documentary explores how the drug also transformed popular culture, especially hip-hop. Narrated and executive produced by Ice-T, "Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation" is the first documentary to focus specifically on the connections between crack and hip-hop. Based primarily on the first-person accounts of four famous dealers-turned-rappers, the film also widens its lens at points to show how crack changed America culturally, socially and politically. Using rare footage, photos, and animation, all set...

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Fela Kuti

“Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” is about the Afrobeat legend, musician, composer and performer, mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigerian politics, but for the most part, the images are left to speak for themselves. Well shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that...

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Sun Ra, Brother From Another Planet

Sun Ra was born on the planet Saturn some time ago. The best accounts agree that he emerged on Earth as Herman Blount, born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1914, although Sun Ra himself always denied that Blount was his surname. He returned to Saturn in 1993 after creating a stunningly variegated and beautiful assemblage of earthly and interplanetary music, most notably with his fervently loyal Arkestra. Sun Ra and his Arkestra were the subject of a few documentary films, notably Robert Mugge's 'A Joyful Noise' (1980), which interspersed performances and rehearsals with Sun Ra's commentary on...

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