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Old 11-22-2005, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This movie is going to be awesome! Is anyone as excited as I am?

Brian Jones is a legend.

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Brian Jones was more than just “a Rolling Stone”. He was their founding member in 1962. Jones (played by Leo Gregory) was their leader, their visionary, their most gifted musician His blond, ambiguous glamour and obvious talent inspired enormous curiosity.

Brian was the face of the Sixties revolution, resplendent in the sumptuous fabrics and furs, scarves, hats and jewellery with which he fearlessly blurred the distinction between male and female acceptability. A true pied piper of fashion, he daringly led and legions followed.

Just a few years later, at the age of 27, Jones was dead in the deep end of his own swimming pool. Officially, he drowned by misadventure under the influence of drink and drugs.

Director and Producer Stephen Woolley has spent the last 10 years researching the events surrounding Brian’s ill-fated dip on the night of Wednesday July 2, 1969.

In Stoned, Woolley charts the rise of the intelligent Cheltenham teenager who excels in music and girls as wholeheartedly as he resists the disciplines of his grammar school.

Moving to London at 19, Jones finds fame and fulfilment as he steers The Rolling Stones to their first great musical successes, but it’s a short-lived happiness.

Re-creating the nightmare as it plummets out of control, with the fragile but tempestuous and increasingly unpredictable Jones hounded by the authorities, busted for drugs, embroiled in controversies and indiscriminate sexual encounters, passionately, bizarrely and sometimes violently besotted with his great love Anita Pallenberg (Monet Mazur), who abandons him for Keith (Ben Whishaw), and finally fired by the band he had formed and obsessively nurtured to their coming of age.

His final days are played out at Cotchford Farm, Jones’ East Sussex country retreat and the former home of Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne, who Brian Jones revered. He shared his idyll with latest flame, Anna Wohlin (Tuva Novotny). Still closely monitored by the Stones’ organisation, who regarded him as a loose cannon, Brian decides to make some home improvements and on the advice of his road manager Tom Keylock (David Morrissey), he hires Frank Thorogood (Paddy Considine), to carry out the work.

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Old 11-23-2005, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought you were going to say that you are.
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He was their founding member in 1962. Jones (played by Leo Gregory) was their leader, their visionary, their most gifted musician His blond, ambiguous glamour and obvious talent inspired enormous curiosity.
Well, you see, there was a documentary on here last week which completely disagreed with that statement. According to the documentary, Jones was an extremely charismatic, technically gifted and seemingly selfish musician, whose vision for the band was basically that they became a glorified R&B cover band. They also pointed out that he had NO SONGWRITING ABILITY WHATSOVER. They seemed to suggest that the reason he left the Rolling Stones was that the Stones began to write their own songs, his own songs were rubbish, but Jagger's and Richard's were good so Loog-Oldham (sp?) turned the attention towards them. Jones didn't like this, took lots of drugs to get over it, beat his girlfriend, took more drugs and was eventually so useless to the Stones that they replaced him with Mick Taylor.
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Still it's a good insight into the sixties, and what was happening to him and the Stones. Most bands have their problems.
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Old 11-24-2005, 03:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Still it's a good insight into the sixties, and what was happening to him and the Stones. Most bands have their problems.
Yeah, that's true. There are so many good films out at the moment though that I'll never get around to watching Stoned. Let us know what you think of it when you've seen it.
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Old 11-27-2005, 03:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sure will!
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd like to see it for Paddy Considine - superb actor.
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