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Various Artists All My Loving Tony Palmer dvd
Groundbreaking 1960's TV documentary finally on DVD.
Acclaimed at the time of its original broadcast on the BBC in 1968 as 'a psychedelic experience which 10 years from now will be the definitive document of its time', it's only now that acclaimed documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer's landmark film on the social and cultural significance of the then emerging pop culture is getting its first commercial release.
Very much a product of its time, All My Loving uses the then contemporary arts documentary style with its rapid cutting juxtaposing interviews with Paul McCartney, Frank Zappa, Pete Townshend, Donovan, Eric Burdon and Jimi Hendrix with live, on the road and behind the scenes footage of the Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd, the Who, Hendrix and, by way of a historic counterpoint, newsreel images of the Vietnam war. Additionally, a supporting cast of miscellaneous music biz movers, shakers and personalities including Lulu, George Martin, Derek Taylor, Manfred Mann, Kit Lambert, Anthony Burgess, George Harrison's mum and the Maharishi are all glimpsed, however, the film's most incisive comments come from messrs Zappa and Burdon.
On top of the original 55 minute film, the DVD's bonus features include an interview with Tony Palmer and a gallery of vintage Ralph Steadman cartoons.
All said, All My Loving survives as a fascinating historical artefact especially when viewed with the hindsight of the subsequent complete corporatisation of what was once considered the counter culture.
Region 0 NTSC 16:9 Aspect Ratio