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Woodstock : an inside look at the movie that shook up the world and defined a generation
Bell, Dale, 1938-
Publication Information:
Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, 1999.
Physical Description:
xi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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ML38.W66 W66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Where were you in the summer of '69? During these tumultuous times, the war was raging; Ali had been stripped of his crown; and in an obscure patch of earth in upstate New York, an event called Woodstock would change the world. This unique book is a collection of remembrances and perceptions from the filmmakers who created, and for performers and festival producers who appeared in, the Academy Award winning film, Woodstock.

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Library Journal Review

Film producer Bell pieces together an oral history of Woodstock, the documentary of the now legendary upstate New York music festival held in August 1969. An associate producer of the film himself, Bell enlists more than 40 film crew members to describe the planning, filming, and editing of the Academy Award-winning movie. Bell and his collaborators weave a fascinating account of the financial support, technical requirements, and teamwork needed to complete the film. Along with a few musicians, they reminisce about the high points at Woodstock and explain why some bands were included in the documentary and others weren't. Though perpetuating the myth of Woodstock as the epitome of a Sixties countercultural event rather than the highly orchestrated commercial venture it actually was, Bell and the other contributors capture the enthusiasm generated by the cinema verit‚ project as well as the era's wide-eyed idealism. Recommended for film buffs and classic rock fans.ÄDavid P. Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.