Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Upside Down"

This is the story of Creation Records and Alan McGee. It takes its name from a song by the Jesus And Mary Chain. There is not really anything here that you would not get from David Cavanagh's exhaustive book, but you can get through the film more quickly. It is also nice to see at least some of the people who are just names in the book. However, Upside Down suffers from not having Momus coming on to make bewildered comments about the whole enterprise.

I saw this in the Dublin film festival, where they had Alan McGee and the film's director introducing it. Amusingly the latter seemed like he was more, eh, getting into the rock and roll spirit of the people the film covers.

Jesus and Panda Chain

An inuit panda production

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