SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017)


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SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK is an odyssey into the colorful and bohemian tales of rock 'n' roll's history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock's greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Through the poignant lens of rock 'n' roll mythology; icon-maker, psychedelic explorer, poet, and custodian of dreams Mick Rock navigates his story from the glam rock shimmer of London to the snarl of NYC punk, and deep into the new millennium. Mick turns inward to face himself and the experiences as the visual record-keeper of myths and legends that propelled him into a living icon in this rock n' roll comeback story. Mick's now infamous images of the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Syd Barrett (Founding member of Pink Floyd), Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are now imprinted on our collective psyche forever and generations to come. Presented in his own words, juxtaposed with spellbinding images and exclusive never-seen or heard archival film footage, audio recordings and original material, this film reveals an enigmatic Rock and his adventurous life both behind the camera and as an integral member of the artist's entourage working with and shaping some of the most outrageous, recognized and accomplished musicians and personalities of the past forty years. An icon-maker, and icon in his own right, Rock is among a very few photographers who himself is photographed walking red carpets in Los Angeles, London, New York and around the globe.

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An enjoyable, mildly pretentious documentary about music photographer Mick Rock, who just happened to be born with the right name and skillset at just the right time.

Jul 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The tale is told entirely through Rock's perspective, with no friends, colleagues or talking heads weighing in. But that turns out to be no detriment, since the Cambridge-educated photographer proves a witty and rueful commentator ...

Apr 6, 2017 | Full Review…

David Bowie's favorite photographer gets his close-up in this candid and compelling documentary.

Apr 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The movie's approach is gratuitously grandiose.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Rock speaks touchingly of his friendships with Bowie, Reed and Syd Barrett, as well as his addictions. But the thousands of other faces and photos he shot pass much too quickly ...

Apr 4, 2017 | Full Review…

This is a documentary that is made for a rather narrow audience of rock fans, but for that audience there's a lot to like about SHOT!

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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