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Five Musical Films Which Will Totally Make Your Day!

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 Five Musical Films Which Will Totally Make Your Day!

Taking Woodstock

There are possibly over millions of tales that we have heard about Woodstock’s hippie culture concerts and the days of peace and music. But, you can truly make out what the entire situation is all about only through Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. It is an achingly honest portrait of a time and a place that is, by turns, sweeping and intimate. This is certainly a watch because of their brilliant screenplay and cinematography.

Velvet Goldmine

This film takes us back to the classical era of rock-n-roll of the early 1970s. The journey not only exposes the glam rock era but also touches delicate topics like homosexuality, as it is narrated from a point of view of a gay British journalist. This film includes the likes of rock-n-roll legends like David Bowie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop and has a vibrant 70s soundtrack.

Almost Famous

It is a bafflingly heavy-handed coming-of-age nostalgia-fest film about the early 1970s rock scene, clearly based on director Cameron Crowe's teenage experiences in rock journalism. It orderly pulls the teeth from rock music, detaching from it all sense of danger, excitement and enjoyment, making it instead a soundtrack for Crowe's heart-warming, mind-numbing morality tale about family values.

Frank

A touch of creativity and insanity had long been missing in the music based film world. But, Frank, released in 2014, filled the void as a wacky drama about a guy with an artificial head (which it partially is), it is also an analysis of this intersection, driven by a striking solid performance by Michael Fassbender. This story is about an aspiring musician (Domhnall Gleeson) finds himself way out of his element after he joins a pop group led by an enigmatic figure (Michael Fassbender) who wears a giant fake head.

The Doors 

As the name suggests, this is the story of one of the most iconic bands in history, the Doors and its lead singer, Jim Morrison’s story from his college days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his unfortunate death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.  Oliver Stone’s The Doors is an exhausting, dark-side-of-the-’60s piece that showed Morrison and the band’s addiction to all sorts of adultery. This film must be watched under parental supervision.

Well, these are the top picks for this week. Keep on checking Yahavi for more light read next week.