This is the sort of movie that assumes that you already know who all the characters are and already have a encyclopaedic knowledge of Strummer's life. I was hoping for something with a little more narrative and substance instead it speaks more about the 'scene' and the people in it than Strummer himself.
If you like the Clash it is a must. I?m not sure what I?d think of it if I wasn?t aware of Joe Strummer or the Clash.
I loved this film - takes in all stages of Stummers life and influence - great archival footage of The Clash on the road in the U.S. A passionate rebel/hero!
Good doco, if you are interested in punk history. Captured the times and the man warts and all. Clash were a great band. Great to see all those young muso's in the 80's clips looking older (like me and anyone else that was there at the time) but still with lots to say.
This is a cracking doco and being a fan of the Clash,Joe Strummer and the early punk days it was a great insight into it all,from the humble beginings to the out of control success that led to Strummer and the rest of the band selling their souls and ultimatly destroying friendships and the band.
The only thing i had a problem with was the people being interveiwed were not identified by a subtitle,it was obvious who some were but the others you had to figure out yourself.
The second half is a little misguided I thought but worth seeing for the first half.
what a brlliant guy, I loved the clash, but this was about life before & after the clash as well. Good veiwing for any Joe Stummer fan.......
For anyone interested in music this is an illuminating experience.
Critics could argue that dying was the best career move that Joe Strummer ever made. Warts & all biography, so he's not portrayed as a saint - as all bios should be.