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Year
1970
Runtime
184 min.
Director
Michael Wadleigh
Genres
History, Music, Documentary
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
11,945
Checks
5,885
Favs
315
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
5.4% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. nymusix's avatar

    nymusix

    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. 4 years 1 month ago
  2. jacktrewin's avatar

    jacktrewin

    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 6 years 1 month ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    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. 2 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #60 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
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  2. This movie ranks #117 in 100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
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  3. This movie ranks #119 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  4. This movie ranks #203 in National Film Registry
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  5. This movie ranks #239 in 501 Must See Movies
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  6. This movie ranks #271 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  7. This movie ranks #514 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  8. This movie ranks #590 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  9. This movie ranks #608 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  10. This movie ranks #750 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  11. This movie ranks #871 in Doubling the Canon
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  12. This movie ranks #988 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
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