END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES (2004) [feature]

USA (MIFF 2004 , Mooks Backbeat Music on Film)
Director: Jim Fields
End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones USA

'a sweeping overview of the career of seminal punk-rockers the Ramones, End of the Century is compulsive viewing for fans of the group' [it's] an exhaustive survey, not just of the Ramones, but of the entire underground music scene in New York (and abroad) in the late 70s' a tribute to the music of the times and the way in which it provided a voice to a generation of social misfits.' -Variety

1.2.3.4. One of the greatest punk-rock bands ever, the Ramones toured almost nonstop for over 20 years, clocking up an astonishing 2,269 gigs, but never achieving the commercial record sales they deserved. However, their legacy on today's music scene is incalculable as scores of bands cite them as a major influence. Featured or referenced in scores of popular culture media, from The Simpsons to School of Rock, and with sales of their back catalogue increasing each year, the Ramones have finally achieved a level of success that eluded them in their heyday. This sensational doco features interviews with all band members, as well as Joe Strummer, Glen Matlock (the Sex Pistols), Rob Zombie, Debbie Harry and more, and contains blistering live footage of the Ramones, The Clash, the New York Dolls, Iggy and the Stooges, and the Sex Pistols. End of the Century is essential viewing. Gabba Gabba Hey!

D/P Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia WS Films Transit International TD Video/Col/2004/97mins

Jim Fields was born in New York, USA in 1964. Films: End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (MIFF 2004). Michael Gramaglia was born in New York, USA in 1964. Films: End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (MIFF 2004).

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