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Pretty dazzling three hour documentary film. The music is amazing, the editing enhances the movie so much, but the real star of the movie is the sheer youth of festival. Seeing people in their teens and twenties manage to put something so massive and so successful on is especially jarring in today's world where a music festival like this one would have dozens of corporate sponsors and would be planned out months in advance. As a companion piece I recommend the Rolling Stones concert documentary, Gimme Shelter, which presents the dark side of the rock and roll revolution.
one of the best edited films ever. truly amazing from start to finish with incredibly intimate recording of performances. all the non-performance footage is arguably what makes it so great
Great footage of some of youthful America's most influential music icons before and without commercialism and corporate sponsorship. The freedom the youth of those days felt was bought with the imprisonment of their parents. This was/is my generation although I was not of that generation.
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This movie ranks #60 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
This movie ranks #117 in 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
This movie ranks #119 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
This movie ranks #203 in National Film Registry
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