- Woodstock (film)
----Infobox Film | name = Woodstock
caption = "Woodstock"
film posterby Richard Amsel
Michael Wadleigh Martin Scorsese
March 26, 1970
runtime = 184 min. (225 min. for Director's Cut)
language = English
budget = $600,000 (estimated)
imdb_id = 0066580
"Woodstock" (subtitled "3 Days of Peace & Music") is a 1970 documentary on the
Woodstock Festivalthat took place in August 1969 at Bethel in New York. The film was directed by Michael Wadleighand was edited by (amongst others) Martin Scorseseand Thelma Schoonmaker; Schoonmaker was nominated for an Academy Award for Film Editing. It received the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, as well as a nomination for Best Sound. The Official Director's Cut, spanning 225 minutes, was released in 1994. There is also a solo DVD release of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. [http://www.vh1.com/movies/movie/39299/moviemain.jhtml VH1 Classic] occasionally airs the Director's Cut version of the documentary. In 1996, "Woodstock" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registryby the Library of Congressas being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
New DVD and Blu-ray versions of "Woodstock: The Director's Cut" are scheduled for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009. The "Ultimate Collector’s Edition" reportedly includes an hour of performances not seen in the film, or not seen in full. Director Michael Wadleigh is overseeing the release, Warner said.
Robert Klein's docu "The '60s and the Woodstock Generation"will be among the extra features. "Woodstock" is being restored and remastered for the release. The previous DVD dates back to 1997, with reviewers on Amazoncomplaining of its VHS-like quality. [http://porpoisemouth.com/woodstock-revival-for-40th-anniversary]
Artists by appearance
"*) opening and final credits (no stage performance)"
"**) not in the original version, only in the directors cut"
Incredible String Band
Ravi Shankar *
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Blood, Sweat & Tears
*Featured in " Monterey Pop"
In 1994 a
director's cutwas released that added over 40 minutes to the film and included performances by Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplaneand Janis Joplinthat were omitted from the original release. Jimi Hendrix's set at the end of the film was also extended with two additional numbers. Some of the crowd scenes in the original film were replaced by previously unseen footage.
closing credits(to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's "Find the Cost of Freedom") a list of prominent people from the "Woodstock Generation" who had died is shown, including John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mama Cass Elliot, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Max Yasgur, Abbie Hoffman, Paul Butterfield, Keith Moon, Bob Hite, Richard Manuel, Janis Joplinand Jimi Hendrix. It ends with the eulogy to the right:
last = Kato
first = M. T.
title = From Kung Fu to Hip Hop: Globalization, Revolution, and Popular Culture
date = 2007
url = http://www.sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61386
isbn = 0791469913
last = Saunders
first = Dave
title = Direct Cinema: Observational Documentary and the Politics of the Sixties
publisher = Wallflower Press
date = 2007
location = London
isbn = 1905674163
* [http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F19700101%2FREVIEWS%2F1010321%2F1023&AID1=%2F19700101%2FREVIEWS%2F1010321%2F1023&AID2=%2F20050522%2FREVIEWS08%2F505220302%2F1023 Film review] . "
* [http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=5075 Film review] . "DVD Times".
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