Rent The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

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Synopsis:
In 2012, a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band, The Stone Roses re-formed after 16 years.
Now acclaimed film-maker Shane Meadows uses his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to weave together The Stone Roses' journey through the life, rehearsals and performances of the band, with interviews and rare, never-seen-before archive footage.
'Made of Stone' is the definitive portrait of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history culminating in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Mark Herbert, Libby Durdy, Katherine Butler
Studio:
4 DVD
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Music & Musicals
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2013
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Shane Meadows (Director) and Mark Herbert (Producer)
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/10/2013
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Over 2 Hours of Extras:
  • Audio Commentary with Shane Meadows (Director) and Mark Herbert (Producer)
  • Additional Performances including Fan Footage Highlights of Spike Island '90
  • Behind the Scenes - Warrington Parr Hall
  • Locating the Rehearsal Venue
  • Shane's Hallelujah Moment
  • Manchester Premiere
  • Channel 4 News Piece
  • Interview with Fans
  • Fan Phone Footage
  • Stoned Love: Tour Montage
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes:
- Special Features

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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

Renowned British film maker Shane Meadows returns to the big screen with a documentary about the iconic British band, The Stone Roses, chartering their much anticipated reunion.

Fans of the band should not expect to see a traditional music documentary here though, inspired by a missed opportunity some twenty years ago and a phone call from front man Ian Brown himself Meadows’ film is far from a depiction of the reunion tour and is instead more of an extended conversation with Stone Roses fans and discussions of the meaning and memories behind the music.

All in all, there’s actually not a great deal of interaction with the band itself, a few slightly distanced sights of the four original Roses getting reacquainted, a brief montage of news and video footage of the boys in the heyday and some on stage footage are used more to set the backdrop for the interchanges with the audience and fans.

Where this might be interesting for some, those hoping for an intimate insight into one of Britain’s biggest bands of the 80’s and 90’s are sure to be disappointed/ Meadow’s decision to film from amongst the audience and on stage ties the footage solidly into that of an outsider, of a fan; his specific choice not to follow the band backstage after their final performance is at the expense of audience pleasure and curiosity. Meadow’s explanation in his hotel room is one of respect for the band and their personal space, whilst fans and strangers alike are left disappointed and unsatisfied.

The soundtrack behind the film is exceptional, if you are a Stone Roses fan; otherwise there is not a great deal to recommend the documentary to an outsider. Little discussion of their musical interests, who inspired them, who they inspired and ultimately what caused the big bust up between Brown and guitarist John Squire back in the nineties leave Made of Stone as a somewhat unstructured and uninteresting for viewers.

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