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rolling stones reference of the day

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flip1
rolling stones reference of the day
March 09, 2006 04:58PM

Stoned

Starring: Will Adamsdale, Ras Barker, Paddy Considine, Nathalie Cox, Luke d...

Directed by: Stephen Woolley

RS: 1of 4 Stars Average User Rating: Not Rated

2006 Vertigo Films All Movies

This is the tale of debauched 1960s rock icon, Brian Jones, the charismatic guitarist who co-founded the Rolling Stones but was fired in 1969. A few weeks later he was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool.
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Could 1960s-style sex, drugs and rock & roll really have been this dull? In his directing debut, producer Stephen Woolley (Backbeat) takes a speculative look at the 1969 death of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones, played by a charisma-free Leo Gregory. Just a few days after band members Mick Jagger (Luke de Woolfson) and Keith Richards (Ben Whishaw) fire Jones from the band, the glam rocker is found dead in the swimming pool of his country house. Was it drugs? Or did Jones' live-in gofer Frank Thorogood (Paddy Considine, doing his best to put flesh and blood on a concept) do him in?
Stoned shows Jones playing sadistic sex games at Frank's expense, making him do push-ups in front of a groupie for a glimpse between her legs. Frank is also witness to Jones' abusive behavior, beating up actress girlfriend Anita Pallenberg (Monet Mazur). Flashbacks present Jones abandoning the Stones in the studio to indulge a globe-trotting, hedonistic lifestyle with girls and boys. The degradation Jones inflicts on Thorogood will strike film addicts as right out of The Servant, the potently perverse 1963 film written by Harold Pinter. And the sexually blurred rocker Jagger played so rivetingly in 1970's Performance is eerily suggestive of Jones. His life and death remain a fascinating mystery -- just not in this film. The herky-jerky editing is meant to indicate tumultuous excitement, switching back and forth in time, but the effect is grating and frustratingly unilluminating. With Jagger, Richards and Charlie Watts (James D. White) reduced to the sidelines and no original Stones music, the film is dead on arrival.



PETER TRAVERS

(Posted: Mar, 7 2006)
jb welda
Re: rolling stones reference of the day
March 09, 2006 05:09PM
i think i will pass on this one.

one love
jah bill
Re: rolling stones reference of the day
March 09, 2006 05:19PM
Rana ridibunda



Post Edited (03-24-06 13:36)
jb welda
Re: rolling stones reference of the day
March 09, 2006 05:28PM
sorry to change the subject but hey bufo you going to the independent friday night?

if so will see you there.

one love
jah bill
Re: rolling stones reference of the day
March 09, 2006 06:41PM
Can't make it this week Bill, the kids have had colds, which means I've had colds and feel about 75 at the moment, need plenty a beauty sleep for a couple a weeks. Looks like a great night for sure and on a Friday as well.
Have a good one.

jb welda
Re: rolling stones reference of the day
March 09, 2006 10:19PM
glen washington is evidently at the downlow in oakland next thurs and friday so maybe ill see you there, hope you feel better.

now back to rolling stones reference of the day...

chollies good tonite innihe?

one love
jah bill
The man
Re: rolling stones reference of the day
March 10, 2006 04:44AM
It was Christopher Robin what did it.

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