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Squall91
Nov 19, 2002

DONG LARGO DEL BURRO DEL DONG

Directed by: Grant Gee
Starring: Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway

This is a feature (unnarrated) documenting Radiohead at the height of their success during their infamous OK Computer world tour.

Watch them constantly veer on the edge of self-implosion as they try to hold themselves together as wanker journalists ask them the same cliche questions over and over again. Watch Thom try to maintain his sanity in the scene involving the making of the "No Surprises" video.

It is more than a documentary about Radiohead. It is a true "rock and roll" film, in the purest sense. It shows that life for musicians is not all about "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll". In fact, it is quite brutal. I wouldn't be surprised if more than a few viewers who had dreams of being a highly-regarded musician came away from watching this with changed perceptions.

Also, for Radiohead fans, there are no full live performances so don't expect any. However, there are clips of live unreleased songs such as "A Reminder" (one of their best ever) and a pre-Kid A version of "How To Disappear Completely". However, if you haven't heard "Palo Alto", you can hear the full song over some shots of them in Japan.

If you are epileptic, you might want to stay away from this one. It also drags in some parts but most of it remains fascinating.

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