Best Music Movies of 1991
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan.
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Amiable slackers Bill and Ted are once again roped into a fantastical adventure when De Nomolos, a villain from the future, sends evil robot duplicates of the two lads to terminate and replace them. The robot doubles actually succeed in killing Bill and Ted, but the two are determined to escape the afterlife, challenging the Grim Reaper to a series of games in order to return to the land of the living.
Into the Woods
A collection of fairy tale characters head into the woods, and soon learn that fairy tales don't end at "happily ever after." This rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical was recorded on the stage with it's original all-star Broadway cast. Originally broadcast as part of "American Playhouse" on PBS (season ten, episode one).
Michael Jackson: Black or White
Michael Jackson's video accompanied with the single "Black or White".
Madonna: Truth or Dare
From the rain of Japan, through threats of arrest for 'public indecency' in Canada, and a birthday tribute to her father in Detroit, this documentary follows Madonna on her 1990 'Blond Ambition' concert tour. Filmed in black and white, with the concert pieces in glittering MTV color, it is an intimate look at the work of the music performer, from a prayer circle with the dancers before each performance to bed games with the dance troupe afterwards.
Chanticleer is a foolhardy farm rooster who believes his crows can actually make the sun come up and shine. When the sun rises one morning without Chanticleer's crow, he leaves the farm in disgrace and runs off to become a rock 'n' roll singer. But in his absence, a sinister, sunshine-hating owl prepares to take over.
The Five Heartbeats
In the early 1960s, a quintet of hopeful, young African-American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improves, turns pro, and rises to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way, however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry.
Sinéad O'Connor: The Year Of The Horse
Recorded live at "Forest National", Brussels (Belgium), on 29th October 1990 and "Ahoy Sport Paleis", Rotterdam (Netherlands), on 30th October 1990. Tracklist 1 Feel So Different 6:19 2 The Emperor's New Clothes 4:41 3 I Want Your (Hands On Me) 4:14 4 Three Babies 4:58 5 Black Boys On Mopeds 3:40 6 Irish Ways 3:59 7 I Am Stretched On Your Grave 5:01 8 The Last Day Of Our Acquaintance 5:50 9 Nothing Compares 2 U 5:45 10 Jump In The River 5:15 11 Jerusalem 4:16 12 Troy 6:06
The Josephine Baker Story
Biography of the African-American who became a major performer in the Paris cabarets of the 1920s and 1930s. The film follows her life beginning as a struggling performer in 1917 St. Louis, her frustrations leading to her move to France, and follows to her death in 1975. Written by John Sacksteder