Big Star

Big Star

Nothing Can Hurt Me

DVD - 2013
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Documentary about the 1970s rock band Big Star (Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens), together less than four years and without mainstream success, but producing a body of work that influenced many other musicians.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MUSIC BIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Dec 19, 2019

Good recap of Big Star's history and post-life for the members, but was lacking in real showcasing of the "sound" that they are supposedly famous for. Lots of accolades in write-ups from Rolling Stone, Creem, etc music pubs, but very little to show "why" it was a great sound and a break from the norm of the day in the early 70s. Lots of material on Alex Chilton in the post-Big Star arena, although, it barely mentions his death or what caused it, just went from he's touring with the Posies guys in a re-formed Big Star, and one day, he's dead. End of story.

May 30, 2019

Moving and compelling documentary about the best band you've never heard of, but whose sound will be instantly familiar especially if you like REM.

May 25, 2016

Good documentary about the band Big Star.

Dec 16, 2015

I really don't like the Memphis sound or the music of this group but this documentary was awesome! Anyone interested in being in a band should watch this. It shows the ripple effects of a small group on the music industry that are still being felt today. An inspiration for current musicians banging their heads against the wall, not thinking they can make a difference. They can!

This film's worth a look, especially if it's free.

Dec 17, 2014

If you really, really, really, really like Big Star you may be able to sit through TWO HOURS of pudgy old folks talking about them.

Rare performance.?
Nope, Not here.

nycounsel Sep 25, 2014

I agree with Glencoe_Mike... the movie was a mess, didn't hold my attention the entire way through - BUT it was definitely interesting in parts and a good introduction to some music and history I wasn't aware of; I think it's worth watching for that reason.

Glencoe_Mike Jan 06, 2014

Can't say this was much of a movie as it was rather a mess. But if you're a fan of Big Star and of the Memphis scene or music scenes in general then it's probably worth seeing.


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