Best Music Movies of 1982
Pink Floyd: The Wall
A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. Composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim refashions a macabre tale into a musical masterwork in this dazzling performance of the 1979 Broadway hit originally staged by Harold Prince. In her Tony-winning role, Angela Lansbury plays Nellie. George Hearn turns his stage role of twisted Sweeney into an Emmy-winning triumph. The score coils around itself in every-tightening spirals. The lines ripple with black humor and madness. Enter Sweeney's tonsorial parlor. Attend the tale.
The Compleat Beatles
“Let me take you down…” Now, for the first time, you can re-live the Beatles legends with this stunning 2-hour musical “Rockumentary”. It’s all there from the wild exuberance of the early Cavern Club days through eight incredible years, to the grim finality of “Let It Be”. See John, Paul, George and Ringo in performance, on tour, in films, recording with George Martin and in rare footage never before seen. Narrated by Malcom McDowell.
Rush: Exit... Stage Left
Rush perform at the Montreal Forum, Quebec. Filmed on March 27 1981 during their Moving Pictures tour, Rush recreate many of their classic tracks. At this stage in their career, Rush were just becoming the early 80's unlikely supergroup. The enigmatic Canadian rockers make a good attempt at capturing their live performance and atmosphere, but fall a little short of truly recreating a Rush concert.
A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.
The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time
Documentary about the blacklisted folk group, "The Weavers," and the events leading up to their triumphant return to Carnegie Hall.
It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?
Fleetwood Mac: In Concert - Mirage Tour '82
Fleetwood Mac performs at the Forum in Los Angeles in 1982. Hits from their classic Rumours album are performed, along with cuts from the 1975 Fleetwood Mac album, the 1979 Tusk album, and the 1982 Mirage album.
Young boy leaves the Oklahoma farm to travel with his country musician uncle who is trying out for the Grand Ole Opry. Set during the Great Depression.