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MU­SIC DOC­U­MEN­TARIES

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1 SU­PER­SONIC (2016)

COM­PELLING doc­u­men­tary about the rise of Manch­ester band Oa­sis with frank in­ter­views with broth­ers Noel and Liam Gal­lagher. Liam has de­scribed the doc­u­men­tary as “bib­li­cal” and NME mu­sic mag­a­zine voted it the film of the year. The ti­tle comes from the band’s first sin­gle.

2

AMY (2015)

DIREC­TOR Asif Ka­pa­dia high­lights the life of Amy Wine­house, left, us­ing ar­chive footage and in­ter­views with her par­ents Mitch and Ja­nis and her friends. Her fam­ily were un­happy though at how Amy’s last years were por­trayed in the doc­u­men­tary. When Amy was nom­i­nated for an Os­car, taxi driver Mitch tweeted: “Still hate the film though”.

3

COBAIN: MON­TAGE OF HECK (2015)

AU­THO­RISED doc­u­men­tary about Nir­vana front­man Kurt Cobain, who trag­i­cally com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1994 at the age of 27. He left be­hind a note in red ink to his wife Court­ney Love and his daugh­ter. Doc­u­men­tary maker direc­tor Brett Mor­gen has said: “Truth is not sin­gu­lar. We have dif­fer­ent ways of see­ing things. Truth ex­ists in fic­tion and truth ex­ists in non-fic­tion.”

4

SHINE A LIGHT (2008)

GOOD­FEL­LAS and Shut­ter Is­land film direc­tor Martin Scors­ese looks back on the long ca­reer of the Rolling Stones along­side cov­er­age of their A Big­ger Bang Tour. Two con­certs at the Bea­con The­ater in Man­hat­tan were filmed for the doc­u­men­tary and Sin City ac­tor Beni­cio Del Toro can be seen in the crowd at one point. Shine A Light later opened the Ber­lin Film Fes­ti­val.

5

NO DI­REC­TION HOME (2005)

MARTIN SCORS­ESE also di­rected this doc­u­men­tary about singer­song­writer Bob Dy­lan’s ca­reer in the 1960s and his jour­ney from folk singer to rock star. Dy­lan is heard in the doc­u­men­tary telling his band to “play it f***ing loud”. The doc­u­men­tary in­cludes hits like Blow­ing In The Wind, Like A Rolling Stone and Mr Tam­bourine Man.

6

IN BED WITH MADONNA (1991)

MADONNA’S in­fa­mous Blonde Am­bi­tion tour – fea­tur­ing the con­i­cal bra from French fash­ion de­signer Jean Paul Gaultier – is at the heart of this doc­u­men­tary. It mixes on-stage con­cert cov­er­age in colour along­side back­stage in black and white footage of Madonna, left, and her singers and dancers.

7

IMAG­INE: JOHN LEN­NON (1988)

A CEL­E­BRA­TION of the life and work of the for­mer Bea­tle. The doc­u­men­tary fea­tures con­tri­bu­tions from Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Bea­tles pro­ducer Ge­orge Martin and pop artist Andy Warhol as well as ar­chive footage of Paul McCart­ney, Ge­orge Har­ri­son and Ringo Starr. The first ver­sion of the movie was 24 hours long, but the fi­nal cut ran for 100 min­utes.

Su­per­sonic told the story of Oa­sis

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