Thursday, August 30, 2012

That Upcoming Rolling Stones Documentary Now Has a Title

Back in March
, Rolling Stones, Inc., announced plans to release the first feature-documentary on the band since 1990's 25x5: The Continuing Adventures of the Rolling Stones. Five months later, the film finally has a title. I know what you're thinking, and no, it isn't going to be called Gomper: The Movie! Instead, it will have the slightly more tasteful title Crossfire Hurricane, and if you need to ask why it will have that title, then you really, really, really need to see this movie.

Morgen has described the film not as an "academic history lesson" but as "an aural and visual roller coaster ride," which sounds to me like we should expect it to be less like The Beatles Anthology and more like The Kids are Alright. According to Rolling, the film "combines extensive historical footage, much of it widely unseen, with contemporary commentaries by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor."

The film will receive a theatrical release in October in the UK, and make it to DVD in the U.S. in November. It will also air on BBC Two and HBO later this year. No matter how I see it, you can expect a review of Crossfire Hurricane here on Psychobabble this fall.
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