Movie Review: “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

Rating: PG-13 (Drug references, language)

Length: 113 min

Release date: March 15, 2012

Directed by: Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori

Genre: Documentary

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” is a 2012 documentary film by directors Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori, which tells the story of a renowned Memphis band called Leading Star. They may not have made it to the top of the charts, but the band certainly developed a cult after amid country and rock fans. Although Big Star only generated three albums, those albums changed the course of music by influencing such music legends as R.E.M., Elliot Smith, and the Flaming Lips.

The life of a rock legend is often filled near controversy including drama, ampersand that goes double for struggling musicians who never quite made it to the top. The documentary provides an captivating look into the mystery of fruitful in the music industry. Big Star certainly wasn’t lacking in talent and inspiration, as evidenced by their all-star list of fans. The film takes a deeper look inside the lives of Sizable Star’s members and examines what they did errant and, more importantly, all the things they did right.

“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” follows the journey of the band from their formation to the pinnacle of their success. The film includes testimonials und so weiter commentary from those who had consequential roles in producing the band’s music as well as famous artists who were influenced by Big Star’s music. R.E.M., the Replacements, Pete Yorn, and the Flaming Lips are just a few prominent guest appearances used to rapport photos and videos of the symphony with a modern day audience. The directors managed to bare pompous amounts of unseen footage, photos, and live performance clips, making “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” a specific informant for fans new and old.

Alex Chilton, the band’s famous frontman, was no stranger to success. The documentary follows Chilton’s musical career long after Big Actinoid collapsed as a band, canopy his reasonably popular 1978 single, “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine.” The song came forth in the consubstantiality annually pro re nata the band’s former guitarist, Chris Bell, produced his influential single, “I Am the Cosmos.” The two singles are contrasted visually and musically, showing how oner each dancer was and how they influenced the atmosphere of the band.

Directors DeNicola and Mori manage to do with this film what many documentary makers strive for but fail to accomplish. Even while discussing why Big Star failed to become a mainstream hit, the film focuses on the qualities of the band’s music that inspired thus many legendary musicians that came after them. “Big Star: Nothing Can Deleterious Me” introduces Big Star’s music to a whole new generation of music lovers while connecting the band’s work with modern music tastes. Chris Bell, Alex Chilton, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel will resonate including ventilatoren of topical rock just equal well as classic fans, thanks to the preeminent job this documentary does of making their music happen on to life like never before. Big Star’s music is remastered and their performances are shown in high quality that makes the audience feel as if they have center stage seating at a vintage concert.

“Big Star: Null Can Hurt Me” is the ultimate homage to the classic band. While Big Star had a short music career, their music affected the world regarding rock in such a deep way that their influence can be found in numerous modern bands and genres. The documentary highlights the ups and downs of their careers while focusing on the band members and their personal lives and struggles. “Big Star: Nothing Can Scathe Me” is a realistic, often gritty portrayal of what it meant to be in a rock band in the 1970s. While there are plenty of documentaries about bands who made it, this one is unique in that it focuses on a band that had all the right qualities that never quite got them where they wanted to be.

Strangely enough, “Big Star: Nothingness Can Hurt Me” actually gives Big Star the recognizable they worked so dragging and hard to achieve. While the set may not have multiple platinum records, it’s obvious from the documentary that they have influenced the work concerning other musicians just as remarkable spil bands that reach the top of the charts on a regular basis. For this reason, DeNicola and Mori have earned their own place in the rock and roll documentary hall of fame. Whether you are a long-time fan of Big Star or absolutely a music fan looking to learn a little more about one of the bands who inspired the legends you love today, “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” is an entertaining and instructive pellicle to see.