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Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
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Filmmaker Julien Temple's celebration of the life and work of Joe Strummer, frontman of punk band The Clash from 1977 onwards. As a musical icon and political activist, Strummer was never shy about saying what was on his mind. The film contains previously unseen footage including studio sessions, archive and early childhood footage and interviews with devotees including Martin Scorsese, Bono, members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Mick Jones.
Directed and produced by Joe Strummer's long-time friend Julian Temple (director of 'The Filth and the Fury'), Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten explores the life of the iconic Clash frontman, from his birth in 1952 and rise to fame as one of music's most original voices, to his fatal heart attack in 2002.--This text refers to the DVD edition.
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"The Future Is Unwritten" provides us with a glimpse into all that comprised Joe Strummer: Joe's rootless childhood with a distant father and troubled brother, Joe's embrace of the communal lifestyle that would follow him throughout his life, Joe's ascent into rock stardom beginning with the 101'ers and then The Clash, Joe's ultimate disillusionment with rock stardom, his wilderness years, followed by Joe's embrace of his entire legacy and the peace at which he arrived in his final years.
The film does not engage in hagiography, however. We see all that comprised Joe Strummer the man including his flaws. Joe admits as much in the multitude of observations from the man himself that are interspersed throughout the film.
In the end, Julien Temple's film captures the life of Joe Strummer with a mood and feeling evocative of one of Joe's beloved campfires, so much so that by the end you feel that you actually are there in some way. I walked away from this film with the reaffirmation of Joe's very accessible genius: through his music Joe wanted to touch humanity in some way while attempting to transcend humanity at the same time.
Joe remains very much missed. Julien Temple's film reminds us why.
Joe's friends speak honestly and affectionately about him and of course the music is brilliant. I had forgotten how big The Clash got in America which was of course ultimately their downfall as a band. The recording of the Shea Stadium gig which I have on CD (Live at Shea Stadium: 13 Oct 1982/Remastered) is awesome so it was sad to listen to the band talking about "going through the motions" by that stage. The fusion of rock, punk, reggae and anything else that took their fancy was awesome. Joe's post-Clash career with the Pogues and the Mescaleros is charted and his early and unexpected death is discussed by his friends with some emotion.
Julien Temple has yet again come up with an outstanding music documentary (see also The Filth And The Fury [DVD] )of a politically committed rock musician who made a tremendous mark on the times he lived through and left behind a great body of music.
But I have to say Bono talking about integrity is hard to stomach, viz. his tax exile status and the war criminals he hangs out with. One star deducted for that.
Still very worth watching - music and cultural history - but finger on the fast forward!
Contributions by the absolute cream of 1970's/ 80's music and other legends such as Bob Gruen and Jim Jarmusch.
I was welling up at the firemans benefit bit- superb!
Will watch again soon.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Over all happy but disappointed that the disc was loose in the case when it arrived s uprising as it was in celifanePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good and informative DVD on the life of one of Punks Icons. Well worth a watchPublished 9 months ago by Boppinggeo
A great story told of a music icon that as usual died too soonPublished 11 months ago by Chris nolan
If you're a Clash fan you probably won't bother reading the reviews, you'll just buy it. It's as good as 'Westway to the World' but focuses a bit more on Joe and his post-Clash... Read morePublished 15 months ago by advara