If you are a Stuart real estate owner who appreciates quality filmmaking, then you must already possess a few films by the greatest director that the world has ever known, Martin Luciano Scorsese. For instance, Martin Scorsese Presents Hendrix & the Blues is the 2003 television series. Made as a promotional tool for the English documentary, the 15-minute short film on Jimi Hendrix offers a quick glimpse into the career of the greatest guitarist that the world has ever known. Despite the name, the film is directed by Alex Gibney, not Scorsese.
The commentary begins with Muddy Waters’ timeless “Mannish Boy,” as a speaker explains Jimi’s successful mixture of the Mississippi Delta with the glitz of the Vegas strip. His blues were fused with R&B and then applied to the day’s modern technologies to form originality. His band was known as Jimmy James and the Flames in the mid-60s, before their manager, Chas Chandler discovered his amazing talent and brought him to England. They took the blues and put them on steroids. Before long, the man and his band, the Experience, grew into legends.
Shine A Light captures the Rolling Stones 2006 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The documentary is made up of two concerts, both part of A Bigger Bang tour. It also contains historical behind-the-scenes footage of the immortal rock stars.
In addition to the title track “Shine A Light” and “Satisfaction,” the Stones recreate several other rare songs including “I’m Free.” On location shots and fans’ comments were filmed by Albert Maysles, the director of the band’s legendary concert film, Gimme Shelter.
Scorsese, the skilled director who brought both The Last Waltz and No Direction Home to the big screen shot the footage with an elaborate array of equipment in the presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Sixteen different 35 mm, 16 mm, 8 mm and a Genesis high-def camera were employed under the direction of The Aviator’s cinematographer Robert Richardson. Executive producer credits go to Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood.
For folks with homes for sale in Stuart who prefer the Beatles to the Stones, there is Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World from 2011. The Oscar-winner filmmaker collaborated with the icon’s widow, Olivia, as a co-producer of the picture. As a result, the work utilized priceless footage from his family archives dating back from the Beatles’ heyday, up to George’s successful solo years.
The movie chronicled George’s personal life, entailing his buddy Eric Clapton stealing his first wife, meeting Olivia in 1974. Viewers also learn about Harrison’s legendary Concert for Bangladesh and producing hilarious Monty Python flicks. They are also educated on the man being stabbed repeatedly by an intruder in his home, and the timeless guitarist’s venture into Eastern religions. Themes of faith will be nothing new to the filmmaker who brought us both Kundun and The Last Temptation of Christ. The story ends not long after George lost his battle with lung cancer and a brain tumor in 2001 at age 58.
Now, which Scorsese classics are in your Stuart luxury home?
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