Mick Jagger

  • Jean-Luc Godard – Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

    Jean-Luc Godard1961-1970ArthouseMusicalUnited Kingdom

    Godard’s documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of news media, the mediated image, a growing technocratic society, women’s liberation, the May revolt in France and the power of language. Cutting between three major scenes, including the Rolling Stones in the studio, the film is visually intercut with Eve Democracy (Wiazemsky) using graffiti which amalgamates organisations, corporations and ideologies.Read More »

  • Geoff Murphy – Freejack (1992)

    Geoff Murphy1991-2000ActionSci-FiUSA
    Freejack (1992)
    Freejack (1992)

    Geoff Murphy directed this time-travel chase movie. Emilio Estevez stars as Alex Furlong, a racecar driver from 1991, who is just about to experience a deadly crash in his Formula Atlantic. But at the last moment Alex finds himself transported to the streets of New York in 2009. He is saved from certain death and zapped into the future by 21st-century bounty hunter Vacendak (Mick Jagger), who wants to take over Alex’s body. Alex escapes Vacendak’s clutches and decides to look up an old girlfriend. When he locates Julie (Rene Russo), he enlists her support to help him from being captured by Vacendak. Much to Alex’s surprise, he discovers that Julie now works as a top executive for a giant corporation presided over by McCandless (Anthony Hopkins). Julie, separated from Alex for almost twenty years, must decide whether to renew their relationship. But there is not much time for thought by either party, since Vacendak is still coming after Alex. – allmovieRead More »

  • Patrick Boudet – La vie de Brian Jones AKA The Short Life of Brian Jones (2021)

    2021-2030DocumentaryFrancePatrick Boudet

    He was the first (blond) fallen angel of rock. By disappearing at the age of 27, drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969, Brian Jones inaugurated the macabre list of rock’s shooting stars: Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, all decimated at the same age by a too toxic lifestyle. Mounted very early in London, one of the first “slide guitar” players recruits beginners named Mick Jagger, Keith Richards or Charlie Watts, chooses the name “Rolling Stones”, defines the garage sound and blues, and inspires the bad boy side of the band. But endowed with a shy, insecure temperament, Brian Jones is gradually crushed by the creative power of the Jagger/Richards duo.Read More »

  • Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg – Performance (1970)

    Nicolas Roeg1961-1970ClassicsCultDonald CammellUnited Kingdom

    Performance is a 1970 British crime drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, written by Cammell and starring James Fox and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, in his film acting debut. The film was produced in 1968 but not released until 1970. Cammell was heavily influenced by the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges (a portrait of Borges on a book cover can be seen at a crucial moment in the film).Read More »

  • Tony Richardson – Ned Kelly (1970)

    Drama1961-1970CrimeTony RichardsonUnited Kingdom

    The impoverished son of Irish immigrants is pushed by wrongful police persecution into becoming one of the most notorious bushrangers in Australia’s history.Read More »

  • Fernando E. Solanas – Memoria del saqueo AKA Social Genocide [+Extra] (2004)

    2001-2010ArgentinaDocumentaryFernando E. SolanasPolitics

    “Memoria del saqueo” – literally, “Memory of the looting”, but it’s worth stopping here for a second because there’s an intention there that’s lost in translation. During the 2001 crisis, sensationalist media loved to show images of common looting taking place (people taking stuff out of supermarkets – if it’s a big TV, all the better). The title of the film subverts this common usage of the word “looting” in this context, to direct it to the systematic looting of the national riches by the ruling classes, as explained below.

    Part of a sequence of four documentaries: Memoria del saqueo, La dignidad de los nadies, Argentina latente and La tierra sublevada.Read More »

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