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Title:   Sound City
Director:   David Grohl
Year:   2013
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   07.11.14

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Date Viewed Venue Note
07.11.14Netflix Dave Grohl's tribute to the historic recording studio in the San Fernando Valley. The first two acts follow that of a typical well-made biopic... humble beginnings, surprise success, cavalcade of stars, falling on hard times, resurgence, etc. Lots of famous people saying the same thing over and over (I guess it was dirty! and the drums sound great!). If the movie had ended at 80 minutes I would've thought this was a competent and loving tribute film with the star power that only a musician director can muster. But then a turn takes place and it becomes more of a behind the scenes music production doc and all the animated still photos and grainy vintage 16mm clips fall away and we see the people who've been just talking heads for an hour pick up their instruments and start playing and, for me anyway, the whole movie wakes up and energizes and ends on a really great celebratory past-into-future hopeful explosion that I really loved.
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