Director Brett Morgen Talks Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane Film
Crossfire Hurricane isn't the first Rolling Stones documentary, of course. There's been more than a few, from the recently-released documentary of their 1965 tour Charlie Is My Darling through the perennial favorite, 1972′s C***sucker Blues, and Martin Scorsese's Shine A Light just from just five years ago. Though Morgen is a life-long Stones fan, he says that even he wondered if a new Stones film was necessary.
"At first I was a bit ambivalent, because there have been a dozen Rolling Stones documentaries," Morgen told Radio.com. "And it sort of reeked of 'Best Buy Presents: The Rolling Stones' 50th Anniversary.' Which I didn't have any interest in. To the first point, I realized there was only one documentary that sort of traced the evolution of their story, (the 1993 film) 25×5: The Continuing Adventures Of The Rolling Stones, which has been out of print for years. That film was a completely different style from what I did… without saying anything bad about it."
As for his vision, Morgen explained: "I don't think that music documentaries should be history lessons. My goal is to make the film the embodiment of the subject matter." more on this story
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