I don't think the "last attempt at a boyhood dream" means this is their
last album - I think it's more saying that "This is Thirteen" coupled
with the movie - is probably their last BIG shot at bringing them great
fame and fortune. I know that regardless of what happens with this
movie and album, that Anvil will keep writing and continue kicking ass -
probably until they're dead!
I can't wait to see this.. I've heard it will be almost like Spinal
Tap, only funnier, better and real! I really believe that this movie
will apply to people not only Anvil fans, but anybody. There must be
something special about it to be selected for Sundance. Only a handful
of movies make it there in comparison to the thousands entered.
I also think this will be a very unique movie as it's a documentary
about a band, that never really "made it" in terms of monetary success
and stardom, but at the same time is a world renowned band, that was and
is highly influential on the genre of Heavy Metal. They are also a band
that despite the lack of great fame and fortune, have never stopped
kicking ass and have been pumping out killer tunes for the past 30
years. A documentary about a band that work day jobs, have families and
keep a world class band rocking is great contrast to a documentary about
a HUGE band making an album or whatever.
This movie and This is Thirteen - is and will be a big deal for Anvil!
> It clearly is not a "pipedream" or joke. The link is wonky but the url
> I'm a little worried about the log line: "Following a calamitous
> European tour, Lips and Robb,
> now well into their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album,
> "This is Thirteen," in one
> last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream." But will wait to see the
> film first before casting
> judgement. I never thought this album was Anvil's "one last attempt".
> But perhaps it is.
> Either way I hope the film can stand on it's own two legs and be both
> an interesting look at
> Anvil (people and music) as well as being a good movie on it's own.
> Too many documentaries
> about people, bands and what not are too superficial and are nothing
> more than a series of
> talking heads and clips. I hope this is not the case here.
> Good luck at Sundance boys. If anything that alone is an indication
> this film could be
> something special.
> Let us know when there are other screenings (Toronto?).
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JOE THRASHER - Thrash Metal Band