Best film about a fictitious rock band/singer

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Best fictitious rock band/singer film

Still Crazy
2
10%
Slade In Flame
0
No votes
Spinal Tap
11
52%
Breaking Glass
1
5%
The Blues Brothers
1
5%
The Commitments
2
10%
Velvet Goldmine
1
5%
Bad News Tour
3
14%
 
Total votes: 21

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Best film about a fictitious rock band/singer

Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:01

Some great ones have been made. There's also been some real stinkers, which I haven't included (in my opinion). So which is your favourite.

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Postby Gubbins » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:19

Is there even gonna be any contest at all?

I mean COME ON, it goes to 11!!!

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Postby Ally Craig » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:20

Almost Famous is my favourite. I don't know if you deliberately left it out, but it does something to me anyway.

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Postby brother abnego » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:22

..."what's wrong with bein' sexy?"

"SexIST, Nigel"

...its the Tap for me...

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Postby schlep » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:23

Topsy Turvy!
I don't like any of these films, though Spinal Tap was good the first few times I saw it.
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Postby Gubbins » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:23

Ally Craig wrote:Almost Famous is my favourite. I don't know if you deliberately left it out, but it does something to me anyway.


Actually, good point, that is a great film. Jason Lee is brilliant, he'd play me in a movie of my life if ever got to the point where I was asked that in an interview.

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Postby brother abnego » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:25

...That'll Be The Day/Stardust deserve an honourary mention...

...David Essex's finest hour...

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Postby Batesy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:27

Yeah, it has to be Spinal Tap, doesn't it? Still Crazy was great too though - I loved Bill Nighy's character - he was made for roles like that. There were some great Tim Spall moments too.

It puts me in mind of the book by Iain Banks, 'Espedair Street'.

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Postby schlep » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:29

And what about
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Leningrad Cowboys!
Though they sorta qualify as a 'real' band
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Postby brother abnego » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:30

Gubbins wrote:
Ally Craig wrote:Almost Famous is my favourite. I don't know if you deliberately left it out, but it does something to me anyway.


Actually, good point, that is a great film. Jason Lee is brilliant, he'd play me in a movie of my life if ever got to the point where I was asked that in an interview.


...heh..."I am a GOLDEN GOD!"

...does D.A. Pennebaker's film of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars' last ever concert (at Hammersmith Odeon) count? They were fictional (sort of...)
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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:31

Ally Craig wrote:Almost Famous is my favourite. I don't know if you deliberately left it out, but it does something to me anyway.


Good film! I left it out simply because I couldn't remember the bleedin' name of it, so I almost included the option "the American film with young journalist on road with band" :wink:

Votes for it will be valid too! And I knew it would be mentioned straightaway by someone anyway.

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:32

schlep wrote:And what about
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Leningrad Cowboys!
Though they sorta qualify as a 'real' band



eeeerrrrm... not fictitious!

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Postby Stoneage Dinosaurs » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:33

abnego wrote:...That'll Be The Day/Stardust deserve an honourary mention...

...David Essex's finest hour...



shit, shit ,shit..I had them on my bit of paper too.

Ok,I'm scrapping this & doing it again properly! :wink:

Nah, not really.... I'll just do it again later in another mode, perhaps yout culture films or sumfink!
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Postby schlep » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:33

Re: 'Cowboys' Not exactly a documentary either, heh

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Postby dogsetc. » Mon Mar 26, 2007 16:45

I've never knowingly seen any of them -- but possibly The Commitments, something to do with a chip van?
Never saw Absolute Beginners, that was supposed to be bad i think. I'll just bring round the Kia Oras.