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The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles Anthology

When the Beatles Anthology first aired worldwide in 1995, the miniseries -- paired with the simultaneous release of three double-CD sets that included the first new Beatles songs since the band's 1970 breakup -- played out as a global media event. Although the songs, Free as a Bird and Real...

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7.50

Bob Dylan: No Direction Home

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home (2005)

When our foremost modern film director turns his sights on the great modern singer-songwriter, a definitive documentary is assured. Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home follows the early career of Bob Dylan, from his days as a fledgling folk singer to his burst of popularity as the socially...

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8.33

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz (1978)

Martin Scorsese's 1978 capsule history of the Band is mixed with footage of the group's allegedly last performance (certainly their last performance as a quintet) in this particularly stylish concert film. Scorsese shoots the players and their sundry guests with the same flair and enthusiasm...

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7.00

Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser

Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser (1988)

Expanding on footage of Monk's 1967 tour shot by Christian Blackwood, Charlotte Zwering (Gimme Shelter) has created the definitive filmic portrait of the master bop pianist-composer. This captivating DVD digs deeper into the life of the famously eccentric pianist-composer than the Ken Burns's...

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8.25

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Some unsung heroes of pop music get long-overdue recognition in Standing in the Shadows of Motown, a heartfelt documentary directed by Paul Justman. They called themselves the Funk Brothers, a talented group of a dozen or so musicians who were recruited by Berry Gordy from the jazz and blues...

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8.00

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music

Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace & Music

It was 1969 -- the Summer of Love -- and some 400,000 people gathered on a farm in upstate New York to get down and naked to the music of Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, David Crosby, and many, many others. This was more than just a music festival...

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8.75

Paper Clips

Paper Clips

This modestly produced documentary packs an emotional wallop unlike practically any other in recent memory. It takes place in the rural, blue-collar Tennessee community of Whitwell, where a middle-school class embarks upon a simple but ambitious project: In an attempt to gauge the magnitude of...

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8.00

Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii

Elvis - Aloha from Hawaii

Elvis Presley was a man who knew how to rise to a challenge, and, in 1973, his manager, Col. Tom Parker, came up with one of the biggest stunts of their career - staging a live concert in Hawaii that would be beamed by satellite for TV broadcast in 40 countries to a global audience of 1.5...

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7.50

DIG!

DIG!

Ondi Timoner's wildly entertaining documentary tells a familiar rock n' roll tale, one filled with crazy nights, substance abuse, out-of-control parties, temper tantrums, art-versus-commerce debates, musical differences, onstage fights, and smashed sitars. What makes DIG! so electrifying is...

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9.00

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

The rock movie's very own Zapruder film, Gimme Shelter stands today as a landmark portrait of a band and a generation that changed the stakes between the two camps forever. What starts as an electrifying document of the Rolling Stones' performances on their fiery 1969 American tour switches to...

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8.50