Thursday, March 27, 2008

Joe Strummer

I caught the Joe Strummer documentary The Future is Unwritten last night as part of the Green Mountain Film Festival. We had to book it over to Montpelier for the 4:00 show, we slipped in right as the show was starting. It was nice to see that even at that early hour there were just a few seats available in the theater. I love the Clash's music but didn't really know a thing about the band or Joe Strummer's history so the movie was fascinating. I was a little surprised at how quickly they went over the suicide of Joe's brother. There was one thing that really annoyed me and that was the fact that none of the people in the film wee identified so you were never really sure who was talking, true, most of them I knew or was able to figure out but i like to know what's going on. All in all a good film and bonus points for having the Fine Young Cannibal's dude in the movie. For a real intelligent High School level review check out False 45th's coverage of the first showing.
Nike released a couple of shoes based on Joe Strummer's Fender guitar. The shoes above are the" before", based on the guitar in it's early days and the pair below are the "after" based on the guitar as it's pictured above.

1 comment:

Flatlander said...

I'm glad you caught one of the showings. It can be a bit of a hassle to get tickets for some of the popular films.

I agree with you about not showing who they were interviewing. It would have made it a little easier to follow. Basically, I just assumed that they were the people being shown in the photographs immediately before they started talking. Some of those folks haven't aged too well.