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Live Forever (Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop) (2003)

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Documentarian John Dower turns his attention toward the 1990s British musical movement dubbed Brit-pop in his 2003 film, Live Forever. Going back to an early 1990 concert by the now-defunct band the Stone Roses, Dower traces the roots of the Brit-pop movement as originating from Britain's simultaneously discontented and disenfranchised youth, a residual outcome of the Conservative Party's decade-long stranglehold on Britain's political and cultural identity. As Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher departed from her office, the 1990 Roses concert seemed to indicate a new musical movement would soon follow. Within a couple of years, the rock groups Blur and Oasis would take the lead in the new anti-establishment, almost anti-American, style of music that briefly seemed to revitalize Britain's sense of musical identity. Included in Dower's film are numerous interviews with British rockers Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, and Liam Gallagher. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovimore
Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
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On DVD: May 18, 2004
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First Look Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Live Forever (Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

November 11, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

...a comprehensive rock 'n roll documentary detailing the rise and fall of the Britpop phenomenon in the 1990s...

Full Review… | March 21, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Live Forever (Live Forever: The Rise and Fall of Brit Pop)

½

I watched this glued to the screen because this was all I listened to for a better part of three years. I caught it on BBC America a few months back and it was really interesting to see what was actually going on at the time. Some of the cultural aspects flew over my head like a 747, but I do know that the Gallagher brothers need to stop talking with their mouths full.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

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½

Great!!

iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

An entertaining look at the rise and fall of Britpop.

littlecharmer1959
Emily B.

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