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Watch: Rare 1984 Neil Young Concert Movie 'Solo Trans' Directed By Hal Ashby

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 6, 2013 10:22 AM
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Here's an oddity for you oddballs: “Solo Trans," a 1984 Neil Young concert-film-cum-sketch-show that was only ever released on LaserDisc, but has recently found its way onto YouTube.

Jonathan Demme Discusses ‘Journeys’ & The Magic Of Neil Young

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • June 26, 2012 9:56 AM
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Throughout most of his career, Jonathan Demme has been effortlessly bouncing between narrative and documentary filmmaking, the latter of which often revolves around music, starting with 1984’s groundbreaking concert film for Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense.” Combining his filmmaking talents with his love for music, Demme sought not just to document concerts on film, but to create a cinematic experience around the music.

L.A. Film Fest Review: 'Neil Young Journeys' Is An Exhilarating & Emotional Ride With The Rock Star

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 21, 2012 4:23 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Neil Young is a salty dude. Forthcoming, irreverent, introspective, and witty, even as he approaches his mid-sixties, the musician has lost none of his rockability. The man is still writing new songs, for crying out loud, now nearly 50 years after the inception of Buffalo Springfield made him an international sensation. Jonathan Demme’s new rock documentary, “Neil Young Journeys,” is the third collaboration between the director and the musician, following 2006’s “Heart of Gold” and “Trunk Show” in 2009. The two first met when Young was composing the closing song for Demme’s 1993 film, “Philadelphia,” and this trilogy was conceived of not too long after. In this last installment – part concert video, part interview-on-the-go – Young, and his saltiness, are given their full due in an electrifying rock doc that will make you want to stand up and cheer.

Matt Damon Says Script For 'We Bought A Zoo' Came With Music Notes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 6:56 AM
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Features "A Lot Of Eddie Vedder, A Lot Of Neil Young"A former Rolling Stone journalist and pop obsessive, few filmmakers have ever used popular music quite as effectively and prominently as writer/director Cameron Crowe. Films like “Say Anything,” “Singles,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous” became as widely known for their carefully curated soundtracks as for the films themselves, and as the director gears up to shoot his latest effort, "We Bought a Zoo" early in the new year, it looks like we can expect another batch of songs to carry us through the film.

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