New Skynyrd documentary on Showtime

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by x2zero, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. x2zero

    x2zero Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Brooklyn USA

    Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
    Debuts Saturday August 18
  2. spanky1

    spanky1 Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    Looks interesting. Seems like I remember an episode of VH1 BEHIND THE MUSIC that covered this as well.
  3. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Hopefully it makes it to dvd. I don't have showtime.
  4. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    You know, I dont listen to near enough Skynyrd these days. Thanks for reminding me to put some on.
  5. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Silver Creek, NY
    Hopefully it will attempt to dispel some of the misguided beliefs people have developed about the band, at least when the band that was led by Ronnie Van Zant.
  6. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    This is tomorrow....tomorrow...tomorrow....tomorrow! Thanks for the heads up, looking forward to it.
  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Its gonna rock. Freebird!
  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Someone other than Ronnie led the band? :D;)
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  9. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Love Skynyrd, but is there really anything new to say that hasn't already been covered in other specials/documentaries?
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  10. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I guess we will find out tonight. :D
    Heck, the possibility of new footage is enough for me to watch.
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  11. County50

    County50 Forum Resident

    I watched the show Saturday night, I thought showtime as usual did a great job. Lots of video and pics I've never seen before as well as stories I've never heard.

    Gary Rossington had the most time, I never knew Gary was sitting between Ronnie and Steve Gaines when the plane went down, think about that for luck... Johnny VZ had a bunch of time, Big Ed King had a lot of time, the original bassist had some time, as well as Rick

    The show started from the beginning and ended with the plane that ran out of fuel...

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  12. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    They only bought it. CMT was behind the film, specifically former CMT President, Brian Philips.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2018
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  13. Nice! Thank you. Looking forward to watching it. Wonder if it’ll be released on BR?
  14. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Eventually, yes. The actual people behind the film keep us informed via Facebook.
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  15. nbadge

    nbadge the stars were right

    Walnut Creek, CA
    Saw this last night on Showtime. Great documentary - well paced, moving, highly informative and honest. Highly recommended. Will definitely buy this if released on BR.
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  16. Zuma

    Zuma "Just An Hippie Dream"

    Watched it last night too on the Showtime Anytime app on my Apple TV, great doc! On the app it is available in 1080p 24fps and 5.1 sound!
  17. impalaboy

    impalaboy Forum Resident

    Boise, Idaho
    I watched it this afternoon and really enjoyed it. However, I found the 5.1 sound was a little distracting. The dialogue game from the front, center channel and the music was way, way louder in the surround speakers. Anyone else notice this? It made a lot of the dialogue hard to hear.
    But a great doc overall!
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  18. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

    southeast porttown
    Agreed. Showtime does a good job with some of their rock and roll docs.
    I loved all the old footage. Ronnie Van Zant was quite the character,
    and just what the band needed for the kind of success they deserved.
    The story about the trip to Kooper's Bentley to have 'that talk' about
    how thing were going to 'go down' in the recording studio was funny.
    The sound threw me a cupla left hooks a few times, but I found it rather
    entertaining as it was late and I didn't care that much. lol

    Speaking of documentaries, the Eric Clapton doc on AXS inspired
    me to put this particular record on. What 12 Bars left out, EC the 70's
    more than made up for it, as found it full of interesting information and
    stories from the decade.

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  19. maxnix

    maxnix Forum Resident

    I have to see this. I have a soft spot in my heart for Skynyrd. Where I grew up, for a few years in the 70s they were the warm-up act for almost every show I saw in NY and NJ. I must have seen the original band a dozen times before it really sunk in how great they were.
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  20. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

    southeast porttown
    I don't listen to LS that much, but I have some catalog and admire and
    respect what they did as much as any band. They were the southern
    bad boys, the 'Stones of the South'. They worked their asses off and did
    it their way. Love your avatar by the way, as I like Mink a lot and love
    that record. Cheers...
  21. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    They haven't "done" anything but buy it, and air it. A CMT production. It ran in theaters for months, before being bought by Showtime.
  22. impalaboy

    impalaboy Forum Resident

    Boise, Idaho
    Well then, Showtime does a good job buying documentaries...especially ones that ran in theaters for months. I hope they can sustain that business model.
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  23. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Former CMT President Brian Philips, whose baby that film was from the start, is very happy that a network as big as Showtime deemed the film good enough to put their name on it. It just bugs me when people think that Showtime had a hand in creating it. Same reaction I used to have with " Netflix Original Programming," when ya know damn well, the show is older than Netflix ! :laugh:
    But I get it, if you buy it, you can stamp your name on it.
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  24. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Music Appreciator

    Eastern Iowa
    Ironically, I’ve been listening to the core 6 albums this weekend. I don’t tend to dwell on “what if” w/ for a few. And Skynyrd is one of those very few. My gosh, they were poised for greatness. Ok, they were already there, but you know what I mean. They had so much more to give. I can’t even imagine what could’ve been. I wish I had been born early enough to see them in concert, but glad I wasn’t able to hear that awful news in October 1977.
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  25. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Harrisburg, PA
    Did anyone else find it hard to understand what folks were saying over LOUD background music?
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