Boston Now on Amazing Journey
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 8 06:51:09 CST 2007
Not just another Who movie
John Black, Entertainment Editor
Casual fans of The Who will probably wonder why there is a need for yet another documentary about the British rock band. After all, it's only been 18 years since Jeff Stein's documentary of The Who, The Kids Are Alright, was released in theaters.
As real fans know, though, a lot has happened to the band since 1979, from the death of yet another founding member to the reforming of the band by the only two Who members left standing.
But this new documentary, Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, is more than just an addendum to Stein's film. Directors Paul Crowder and Murray Lerner go a lot deeper into the formative years if the band in their movie, using incredible early promotional films to flesh out the portraits the other film only sketched. Amazing Journey also gives audiences a look into the death of bassist John Entwhistle at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, and the struggle of Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey to not only go on as two, but to resurrect the band they've devoted most of their adult lives to. It's an amazing trip, for casual and hardcore fans.
-Brian in Atlanta
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