Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tin Whisker, Jun 30, 2019.
As far as i'm concerned this one is vastly superior:
The doc piqued my curiosity about the film Model Shop as they kept inserting endless clips of this film. Is Model Shop any good? Doesn’t seem to be available on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
Thanks! Will watch tomorrow.
I have this. It concentrates on the album covers that Diltz/Burden worked on. Quite a few interesting, in-depth tales.
Great pic of Stephen Stills and Peter Tork, in the Canyon.
I enjoyed this a lot, thanks for posting.
Anyone else seen this since last post?
Would love to hear your comments, if so.
I saw it here with Jakob doing QA and playing after.
Tarantino’s On e Upon e Upon Time In Hollywood - would be a great pairing with this movie to see.
Sort of a reverse funny mirror version of Canyon with all the warts , quirks and horror associated with that time and a Tarantino film.
Great soundtrack, see here on this thread!
Soundtrack: Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Doors’ Jim Morrison and Joni Mitchell - both missing from Canyon - Get a reference in the Tarantino film.
Morrison/Doors Fan is teased for listening to and digging Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Mitchell penned Circle Game Song is in soundtrack, as performed by Buffy St. Marie.
I tried watching Echo In The Canyon last night. What an uninspired, awful film. It would have been fascinating had it focused on the originators of that sound and their stories. The focus on wet blankets Jakob Dylan, Beck and friends was abysmal. What a missed opportunity.
yes, this one really is great! It ran a few times in LA on local ABC affiliate.
Was very much looking forward to it, then learned that a movie focusing on the Laurel Canyon scene between 1965-67 never mentioned Love, the exact equivalent of a film about the 1960-63 Liverpool scene that completely ignores the Beatles. No interest whatsoever in this garbage anymore.
Coming to Netflix !
New on Netflix in October 2019: ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,’ ‘The Laundromat,’ ‘Echo in the Canyon’
I am looking to do one on Beck where I confuse him purposely with Jeff Beck, blend their stories together nonsensically and mostly get shots of bewildered and confused respondents (as to which Beck we are talking about).
Despite of its idiosyncracies and concpetual messiness, it's really entertaining. I have the sense it was shot in like 5 days (over a period of time) with people who became circumstantially available. It certainly doesnt seem well planned.
Though I think some of the artists are not very nice people, as artists they were remarakable and took advantage of the time and place. Enjoyed Jakob's singing more than I thought I would - the songs seem to mean a lot to him. In a sense he's doing what his dad is doing but for the next generation. At this point, he has a better range than his dad, though maybe less personality. Who would have guessed he would put across something like "Never My Love" so carefully and considered.
Agree on entertaining but no way you get David, Jackson, Michelle and Roger in 5 days. Roger doesn’t even live in So Cal.
Maybe Bob made some calls “My kid is making a movie, can you help him out?”
Just watched it a few nights ago.. Enjoyed it a lot.
Some of the covers were great too.
I found it extremely disappointing, very light on details about why the place was special and the deep lore around it. Too much Jakob Dylan - he's cool but it was just too much him in the overall mix of things. That said, I had read Michael Walker's book, which was superb - if you liked the movie, you'll love this book:
After reading this thread, I watched The Legends of Laurel Canyon and then Echo in the Canyon back-to-back tonight.
Both were fantastic! Whatever shortcomings in either film as noted in prior comments above, these do not detract from either of the narratives. Together, these documentaries certainly flush out a more complete view, but each stands on its own very nicely, imo.
While Legends is perhaps more of a point-form accounting of events, Echo in the Canyon illustrates the dynamic feedback loop of the 1965-67 LA music scene in nearby Laurel Canyon. Expanding on this theme, the story reminds us how similar periods of wondrous creative magic have arisen before, and suggests this will occur again as our creative synergies echo down the canyon of time.
And so I think the title, Echo in the Canyon, is bang-on.
Thanks for starting the threat, OP.
P.S. Perhaps Napoleon Hill's Master Mind reverberates ...lol
Watched this last night. I really liked it, but yes, it was lacking in several areas: i.e. No Joni, no Doors, not enough Zappa,etc. Obviously it wasnt a pure documentary of the Canyon, so I guess maybe that's why they didn't go into great detail, or maybe those artists didn't give rights, or whatever. Either way, i enjoyed it and really got into the spirit of it. I thought the performances were enjoyable enough too.
Didn’t like it. Way too much J Dylan, who lacked any form of charm. Missed many artists/bands. And the new versions of the songs didn’t do anything for me, they didn’t add anything to the originals. WHAT did you who enjoyed this enjoy? I’m a big fan of the music of this era and this was a huge missed opportunity!
The interviews, Stephen Stills and Clapton trading licks in different recording studios, and the vintage footage and photos.
I liked the Michelle Phillips and CSN segments a lot. The NY bit was odd (fittingly so). The aerial shots of the Canyon were cool too. I was laughing when they showed the old CSN footage, with Croz on the hammock. I was just waiting for Stills to start screaming: "You're a f'n hypocrite!"
I do agree with some of the criticisms of the movie though: Too much Beatles/Beach Boys, not enough <insert LC resident>; Dylan was a bit of a dry host; seemed like an infomercial. However, it had just enough LC for me to enjoy it.
Is what it is I guess. If they couldn't get Joni, Doors or Turtles, how about Danny Hutton at least? Or Diltz? Again, maybe they all said no, not sure.
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