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The Last Waltz

  • Documentary and factual
  • Music
  • 1978
  • Martin Scorsese
  • 112 mins
  • U

Summary

Martin Scorsese's documentary following Canadian-American rock group the Band's farewell concert in November 1976, held on Thanksgiving Day at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Featuring contributions from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Muddy Waters, the Staple Singers and Emmylou Harris, as well as interview with band members Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

As one of the supervising editors of the remarkable rockumentary Woodstock, Martin Scorsese was the perfect choice of director for this stunning movie of the Band's farewell gig on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. Taking a break from shooting New York, New York, he nevertheless planned this film to the last detail during rehearsals and was well served by seven cameramen, including Michael Chapman, Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovacs, whose pinpoint shots allow you to concentrate on the performances and the brilliant music. The guests are a Who's Who of electric folk and R&B, making this not only an unmissable slice of nostalgia, but also a masterpiece of pop cinema.

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Credits

Cast

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Rick DankoRick Danko
Levon HelmLevon Helm
Garth HudsonGarth Hudson
Richard ManuelRichard Manuel
Robbie RobertsonRobbie Robertson
Bob DylanBob Dylan
Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
Emmylou HarrisEmmylou Harris
Neil YoungNeil Young (1)
Van MorrisonVan Morrison
Ron WoodRon Wood
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
Eric ClaptonEric Clapton
Ringo StarrRingo Starr
Dr JohnDr John
The StaplesThe Staples
Ronnie HawkinsRonnie Hawkins

Crew

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DirectorMartin Scorsese

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus Limited
Released on
2011-12-02
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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