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Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« on: February 12, 2013, 03:34:56 pm »
Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)



I'm looking forward to this.

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One of the buzzed-about movies at the Sundance Film Festival is “History of the Eagles Part 1,” an in-depth look at one of America’s essential bands (which has notable ties to Michigan, thanks to Royal Oak’s own Glenn Frey).

The documentary, which debuted over the weekend at the Park City, Utah, event, is coming to Showtime next month. It will air at 8 p.m. Feb. 15. “History of the Eagles Part 2” will debut the following night, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.

“History of the Eagles” was produced by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, who has tackled big issues with films like “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” It was directed by Alison Ellwood, who edited that film.

Using new interviews, previously unseen home movies and rare performance footage, the two parts follow the band’s soaring climb in the 1970s and its breakup in 1980, as well as the post-split lives of the group’s members and the Eagles reunion tour in the early 1990s.

The Los Angeles Times reported Frey’s comments from a news conference shortly before the Saturday screening of Part 1 at Sundance. The metro Detroit native talked about the behind-the-scenes access that finally will be given to worldwide fans.

“We have not overexposed in the last 42 years,” said Frey. “There’s a lot that’s been left to people’s imaginations. For us, it’s an opportunity to sort of give people a view of what it was like to be running around the country in the 1970s, making records …”

“… Growing up in public,” added fellow Eagles singer-songwriter Don Henley.
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 04:45:19 pm »
Don't have Showtime. Gah! Remind me when this drops on DVD as it's something I would definitely check out.
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 12:57:38 pm »
I'll keep and eye and ear open.
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 01:00:56 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 07:02:55 am »
Got to sit down and watch Part 1 of the Eagles documentary. It was a typical, yet I found it somewhat entertaining, but more importantly informative.

I've been a fan of both the Eagles and Joe Walsh for years and never could figure out the connection. The documentary went into great detail of how this occurred and it all makes sense now.

It begins with Don Henley stating all members past and present will be heard here with no holding back. I don't know about the holding back, but they did allow everybody to say their thoughts on the history. Including Don Felder who has had some ugly conflicts with Glenn Frey and Don Henley. As much as I think Henley and Frey held back from their dislike for Felder, I think it was very evident there are huge issues with these two that remain today.

This is also pure opinion, but after reading Felders book Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001) and watching the guys speak, Frey and Henley's talent also was very tyrannical. I could only imagine what it must have been working with those guys. Sure, they come off as nice guys in the documentary, but even the bits and pieces display some rather intimidating personalities.

I loved the rather large portion they devoted to Joe Walsh.

They spent about the first 30 minutes of the 2 hours just going over the very beginnings for the group. The remaining time was on their growing success up through the last album The Long Run. Throughout was plenty of music, concert footage, backstage footage, all kinds of unseen stuff. A lot it of not that interesting. Since they had so little time left, they did not go into album development that much, but concentrated on specific songs and their evolution.

Still, it was more entertaining to see video footage than just looking over a well documented book like The Eagles: An American Band
 
Tonight, I imagine will pick up with the breakdown and then the following years of reunions. I could be wrong.  :)
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 07:04:57 am »
How many Parts, er....hours is this? 2 parts = 4 hours?
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 07:05:45 am »
3 hours total.

2 last night, 1 tonight.
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 02:36:00 pm »
So I kinda missed the last hour. I did see about 20 minutes. I need to check it out on demand. The part I did see, Henley and Frey were pissed at Felder again and made statements. Again, not typical of a documentary, but something they wanted to point out.
Felder made statements how he missed the music and band, shed a tear and walked out.

Anyway, I'll catch up soon.
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 09:11:29 am »
Don Henley Says a Former Eagle Will Return to the Band for Upcoming Tour

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Eagles singer-songwriter and drummer Don Henley is releasing a new solo album in May, and in an interview to promote that upcoming work, he let slip that a former member of the Eagles will return to the band for an upcoming tour — though he declined to say which one.

Henley has been working off and on in Nashville for his new record, collaborating with original Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers drummer Stan Lynch. Titled ‘Cass County’ after the Texas county where he was born, Henley says the album “leans towards country. Some of it’s traditional country, some of it is what you might call alt-country, and I’ve got a lot of interesting guest vocalists and musicians on there with me. I made a lot of the album in Nashville. Some of it was recorded here in Dallas and some of it was recorded in Southern California. I’m pretty pleased with it.”

The Eagles were the subject of the recently-premiered documentary ‘The History of the Eagles,’ which offers a window into the group’s long-held secrets. “We were always a pretty private band,” Henley says. “We didn’t allow a lot of access to our little entourage there. Partly, of course, because of our behavior.”

But some of that material made it into the film through private footage, causing Henley to add, “I’ve got a lot of explaining to do to my kids.”

The Eagles will tour this summer with a greatest hits show billed as ‘The History of the Eagles’ as a nod to the documentary. Henley says it “could very well be our last . . . we’re gonna include at least one former band member in this tour and kinda go back to the roots, and how we created some of these songs. We’re gonna break it down to the fundamentals and then take it up to where it is now.”

Though he declined to reveal who will be rejoining the group, he acknowledged it wouldn’t be guitarist Don Felder, who trashed Henley and Glenn Frey in his memoir.

“That was easy, wasn’t it?” Henley quipped.

Country? WTF Don. That's not his style. Wait, the Eagles... Country... Gahhhhhhhh

No Seriously, his solo work is no where near country.
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 09:15:58 am »
My money is on Mick Fleetwood coming back. Yes, he was the founding member and just chose to remain in obscurity all these years.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 09:22:17 am »
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My money is on Mick Fleetwood coming back. Yes, he was the founding member and just chose to remain in obscurity all these years.

Huh?
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 09:23:57 am »
You didn't know this did you? Some fan you turned out to be!!!!!!!
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 09:34:42 am »
Bad day to stop taking Meth?
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 09:35:18 am »
Who said I stopped?
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Re: Eagles - Documentary (Showtime)
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 09:53:05 am »
Obviously you have with Mick Fleetwood/Eagle brain farts
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