I'll be going to 11:10pm screening @ BAM after Refused show! Hopefully people will ask good questions during Q&A w/ James at 8pm screening tonight...http://www.bam.org/film/2012/shut-up-and-play-the-hits
From last week in NY...
Where's everyone watching it? I love how almost every theater in LA is soldout tonite. I'll be in Westwood. Friends who went to the premiere last night say expect a dance party to break out ala Chemical Brothers - Arclight style. #neverforget. Wonder if James will pop into one of the screenings. Saw him last night at the afterparty w/ Moby. Unfortunately neither got on the decks and left that to Elijah Wood and Sam Spiegel (1/2 Nasa).
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10pm arclight for me and my friends.
730 at Rave for me. Really excited!
7PM at Landmark Hillcrest for me and a bunch of friends. Super excited. Glad to hear people started dancing, I was definitely planning on doing so.
I failed to ask for tonight off, dance your ass off in my honor ctrpllrs.
Car troubles are preventing me from getting out there tonight, but I hope everyone else has a great time.
That was an enjoyable movie. His silent times of craziness really makes me want to mail him a perscription pad.
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A nice tribute to the band he inadvertently created and his home in NYC. There were people dancing, cheering and tearing up here at the Cinerama.
I really enjoyed the movie. More thoughts at another time.
I'm just glad the debate was settled as to whether James wears boxers or briefs.
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Great film! Only like 15 people in the theater here in Mountain View right next to San Jose and no one was dancing. Must of been a different scene in NY and LA.
Great fuckin' film.
It was worth seeing for the overhead match cut of him walking on the sidewalk to him rocking out at the front of the stage.
A strange drawback to the film I didn't expect is that much of the documentary side of it is made up of an interview (from Pitchfork if I remember, cant find it at the moment) that was released well over a year ago. Its much of my own doing and perhaps your own for being intwined in the events of the film before they were presented to you in Shut Up and Play The Hits but the greats things that are said by James just don't hit the same way when you've heard/read them before. There were only a few times when the interview would be strengthened by the footage from the MSG concert (Losing My Edge ) or the new footage of his suddenly "normal" life was the shown to illustrate what he foresaw coming by finishing the band
The concert footage was great and had a diverse coverage of the band, crowd, backstage. The shadowed couple slowly becoming more intwined as the song continued on was a great great moment.
It really was a great flick and seeing it with the arclight's sound system rocking all the way through made me feel like I was at the show and with Murphy as he was flung into his retired world; all I can imagine they wanted to achieve with this film.
Giant annoyance: the crying kid being shown multiple times and especially as the final shot of the movie. I personally did not find him funny or sad but the audience sure laughed whenever he came up and it just threw me out of it. What were they trying to accomplish with that? When we first see him (with Gribbz behind) its with many other quick cuts to show the range of emotions happening at the show but later it just felt like they were trying to make a show of great emotion and importance. The only solace I took is that James probably had a good laugh in the same way he burst up when his manager said "New York it always changing just like we are." Thankful I could enjoy "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" by Soft Cell in the credits to avoid that fleeting final impression.
I had a lot of fun at ArcLight last night, but I could not believe how little people were moving during the songs! My fiance and I were rocking out in our seats, and I looked around the crowd a bit to notice we were almost the only ones doing so. The concert footage sounded incredible and were also shot very well, so if what they used in the doc is the same that they use for a full DVD release of the Final MSG Show it will be well worth the wait.
Any dance parties at Arclight ike with Chemical Brothers?
The interviewer was fucking obnoxious, especially that one time he kept interrupting James. Interview's not about you, asshole.
Overall, though, had a lot of fun. Didn't see anybody in our theater standing up to dance but within my view, there were a number of people rocking in their seats (us included). Would've probably enjoyed it even more if I wasn't suppressing the urge to piss for basically the entire fucking movie.
Interviewer, the worst. everything else about the movie was awesome. Especially when Zach got told to stop trying to cause a riot in our theater.