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I fell in love with them as I got to know their world through this unique and fine music film.
on 6 September 2015
One of Scorsese's best films and a milestone in music films history. The Last walts does not only capture a topical moment of rock and music history, but is conceived and shot like a mix of interviews, BTS, live concert and dedicated music performances that are photographed and staged like a suspended and theatrical dimension like we're in the mind and soul of the Band and his songs.
It is a quiet and reflective retrospective on their music, era, lives and influences, with no footage archive but only words, songs and friends.
Maybe the direction is a little too rational and cold, typical of Scorsese style, but to me it was a big emotion even when I first watch it and did not know anything about those guys, but immediately fell in love with their style and class. That of guys who can play great music and still maintain a discretion and a low-key attitude that unfortunately would not belong anymore to the music generations of the following 40 years.
Unmissable moments: Dr John playing Such a NIght, Eric Clapton Further on up the road, the best cover of The Weight ever done (with Staples Singers) and Paul Butterfield's version of Mystery train. Plus the emotional final songs, with all the artists and friends together on stage. The Blu ray is very good and so are the extras