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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #75 on: October 11, 2011, 09:24:12 AM »
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Any way for US fans to watch? I'm dying over here and the UK proxy sites aren't helping...

It's on Showtime on Oct. 29!

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2011, 09:25:45 AM »
You guys get the Muppet movie before us so you can't really complain.

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2011, 09:59:53 AM »
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Question for all you British b@$t@rd$ who've seen this already: Are there any AB songs that the band play uninterrupted? Or are they all spliced with voice-overs?

As I recall, none of them are played uninterrupted, with the exception of the entire performance of EBTTRT from Glastonbury over the end credits.

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2011, 10:26:46 AM »
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Question for all you British b@$t@rd$ who've seen this already: Are there any AB songs that the band play uninterrupted? Or are they all spliced with voice-overs?

As I recall, none of them are played uninterrupted, with the exception of the entire performance of EBTTRT from Glastonbury over the end credits.

Id say....the longest song we get is Edge doing LIB

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2011, 10:34:21 AM »
I found the R&H section, including the footage/outakes, to be the best part of the film...especially the stuff from The Point Depot.  
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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2011, 10:36:01 AM »
Loved that bit with Ali at the shooting range, Bono's face is priceless.

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2011, 01:22:18 PM »
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Okay, with the help of Expat shield I could watch it online on the iPlayer. Not bad, but only because they had archive footage I haven't seen.

- Bono hammed it up like nobody's business, and he went over the top in the narration which annoyed me a lot.

- What was McGuinness doing in this movie? Possibly tryin to deliver some comic relief in the '80s section via channeling Truman Capote
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- The modern alternate attempts at the songs were not working for me, maybe So Cruel, but LIB was nasty, and  Horses was just rigid, but I guess they didn't take the time and were just fooling around. I really hope these are not the baby versions.

-The birth of One was cool, especially the Dalkey brainstorming session with the double doghouse and very different mix. Eno was awkward with that typical DX7 metal chime sound. :-) These insights however were the best part of the film.

-Larry was at his most likable throughout his entire public(!) career when he finally got Zoo Station's drums right. That was cute.

So, I'm not buying this on seperate DVD, but it isn't half bad.

P.S.: Edge needs to stop colouring his facial hair, it looks too much like Travolta. :-)

- one of the most insightful, and honest, Bono (and the others) appearances on tape.

- McGuiness is having an input just like anyone else important to U2.

- the new outtakes were the best part of the movie, by far. More of that (and moments like the highlight - the chords of One in Sick Puppy), and less time spent on pre- AB U2 would be great. Alas...could be a great insight of the album being born, rather than the band moving on/crash course for new fans.




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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2011, 02:16:17 PM »
sorry to interupt the conversation but does anyone know where that cut of ISHFWILF at 21:30 minutes is from or does anyone have a copy of it? I love the higher pitch in it. Many Thanks

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #83 on: October 11, 2011, 02:18:55 PM »
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sorry to interupt the conversation but does anyone know where that cut of ISHFWILF at 21:30 minutes is from or does anyone have a copy of it? I love the higher pitch in it. Many Thanks

I could be wrong, but I think the "higher pitch" that you're referring to is present throughout the film (as presented on BBC), because of PAL speed up.  It won't be present on broadcasts w/in the US, or on Region 1 or most Region-free DVD's.

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #84 on: October 11, 2011, 02:21:18 PM »
^I love statellitedog's lighthearted analysis, but I gotta take his view of the songs they 're-worked' as a pinch of (opinion) salt.

It's true. Paul McG is painfully comedic... and he has no musical say in what the band does, so he should not have been on this film about U2's artistry  ;D

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #86 on: October 11, 2011, 03:20:07 PM »
Thanks for quoting me xy. I see you have your opinion too :-)

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #87 on: October 11, 2011, 07:14:39 PM »
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Any way for US fans to watch? I'm dying over here and the UK proxy sites aren't helping...

It's on Showtime on Oct. 29!

No cable! :'( I'll ask around to see if any of my friends have showtime...


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You guys get the Muppet movie before us so you can't really complain.

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2011, 07:47:46 PM »
I was flabbergasted on hearing what sounded like a "rock" mix of So Cruel.

That song shouldn't be touched, I think it would lose a lot of the feeling and passion I love about it in a heavier sounding mix.

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Re: From the Sky Down - BBC1
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2011, 03:25:51 AM »
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I was flabbergasted on hearing what sounded like a "rock" mix of So Cruel.

That song shouldn't be touched, I think it would lose a lot of the feeling and passion I love about it in a heavier sounding mix.

Agreed 100%, yeah you could tap your toe to it but it lost everything that makes it so special.