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Old 03-10-2015, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the heads up on this- it looks great. I'll be getting my library to order a copy! And I loved the Muscle Shoals film too.
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...Why can't they both be good films with interesting stories? Why are you trying to make a competition based on something that you have never seen?

Some people just gotta stir the pot...
This phenomenon is called "twin movies". Google it. It is where a studio releases a movie and another studio immediately (or soon after) releases a movie with the exact same plot. Usually they are so closely released that they couldn't have time to copy without having advanced stolen info.

This is a well known topic in the movie world. Here are some examples

Babe and Gordy (1995)
Turner and Hooch and K-9 (1989)
Abyss and Leviathan (1989)
Armageddon and Deep Impact (1998)
Little Big League (1994) and Rookie of the Year (1993)
Capote and Infamous (2006)
Volcano and Dante's Peak (1997)
Chasing Liberty and First Daughter (2004)
Tombstone (1993) and Wyatt Earp (1994)
The Prestige and The Illusionist (2006)
Antz and A Bug's Life (1998)
Stealing Harvard and Orange County (2002)
Powder (1995) and Phenomenon (1996)
Top Gun and Iron Eagle (1986)
Red Planet and Mission to Mars (2000)
The Truman Show (1998) and Ed TV (1999)
The Wild (2006) and Madagascar (2005)
Observe and Report and Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009)

Hollywood is an absolute vortex of copying and blatant ripoffs.

It's not just movies - it's TV as well. For example:

Castle vs. The Mentalist
Elementary vs Sherlock
NCIS vs. CSI
Flip This House vs Flip That House
Wife Swap vs Trading Spouses


And the lists go on and on (and on).

The point is that this is a culture throughout Hollywood. This is another example of this. I pointed it out accurately and factually. I don't think that is "stirring the pot".

In fact, in a follow-up post I even discussed how this movie might have been started first.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:14 AM
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Can't wait for the dvd to become available!

I saw Tommy Tedesco at GC in San Francisco in the early 80's. He put on a clinic that I've never seen the equal of. Absolutely INCREDIBLE musician!!!!

I saw the screening about 6 months ago and it was fabulous. The world owes Denny Tedesco a HUGE debt of gratitude for taking this monumental project on and seeing it to a successful conclusion.

WELL DONE, DENNY!
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:31 AM
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Can't wait for the dvd to become available!

I saw Tommy Tedesco at GC in San Francisco in the early 80's. He put on a clinic that I've never seen the equal of. Absolutely INCREDIBLE musician!!!!

I saw the screening about 6 months ago and it was fabulous. The world owes Denny Tedesco a HUGE debt of gratitude for taking this monumental project on and seeing it to a successful conclusion.

WELL DONE, DENNY!
Here's a neat interview with Denny from the 2013 NAMM.

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:41 AM
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Can't wait for the dvd to become available!

I saw Tommy Tedesco at GC in San Francisco in the early 80's. He put on a clinic that I've never seen the equal of. Absolutely INCREDIBLE musician!!!!

I saw the screening about 6 months ago and it was fabulous. The world owes Denny Tedesco a HUGE debt of gratitude for taking this monumental project on and seeing it to a successful conclusion.

WELL DONE, DENNY!
I agree. Denny has done an outstanding job and this has been a huge labor of love for him and a lot of work. He's so happy to see this happen. If you're in the LA area he and some of the crew will be at the LA area Premiere at the Nuart in Santa Monica at the 7:30 showing.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:47 PM
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Please someone tell me it's not true, the sixties, and seventies were a lie, The Monkees didn't play their own music. I 'seen em' at Disneyland, they played their own songs I 'seen em'.. Dolenz, Jones, Boez, and Hart, and joined by Peter Tork. Michael Nesmith was busy being and ***.
Then He agrees to join the others for a reunion, and Davey Jones Dies. Go Figure.

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Old 03-10-2015, 12:50 PM
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Yes, Fazool, Muscle Shoals was a riveting story about unsung studio musicians behind some of the most iconic pop and rock music ever...

The Wrecking Crew is a riveting story about unsung studio musicians behind some of the most iconic pop and rock music ever...

Why can't they both be good films with interesting stories? Why are you trying to make a competition based on something that you have never seen?

Some people just gotta stir the pot...
Yea, Be more like me, and don't argue so much...
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:02 PM
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Thanks for the heads-up!

I saw the Muscle Shoals documentary about the Swampers and and I thought it was good.

Looking forward to The Wrecking Crew doc.
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Old 03-10-2015, 06:05 PM
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I'm going to a screening of the film this Friday eve in LA, with some of the original "Crew" appearing too. Looking forward to finally seeing it! I was a Kickstarter contributor to the project, so glad it's finally getting released.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:58 PM
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Not NEARLY ENOUGH people have seen this thread yet...

People, if you listened to the radio or any popular music at all during the 60's, this film is about the PLAYERS WHO MADE YOUR DREAMS!!! It's the guitar player's kid (Tommy Tedesco) who made this thing; it's not some big corporation cashing in...

THIS is a GREAT cause to support!
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Old 03-11-2015, 07:57 AM
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I'm going to a screening of the film this Friday eve in LA, with some of the original "Crew" appearing too. Looking forward to finally seeing it! I was a Kickstarter contributor to the project, so glad it's finally getting released.
You'll enjoy that. I've been to a screening with several of them and Denny and it was a great experience. Hal Blaine is a riot.

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Not NEARLY ENOUGH people have seen this thread yet...

People, if you listened to the radio or any popular music at all during the 60's, this film is about the PLAYERS WHO MADE YOUR DREAMS!!! It's the guitar player's kid (Tommy Tedesco) who made this thing; it's not some big corporation cashing in...

THIS is a GREAT cause to support!
Agreed!
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Here's a neat interview with Denny from the 2013 NAMM.

Thanks for the link Matt.
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It looks like an exact copy of Muscle Shoals which was a riveting story about unsung studio musicians behind some of the most iconic pop and rock music ever.....Watching the trailer, this one pales by comparison.

If you are very interested in a story like that I highly recommend Muscle Shoals.
Muscle Shoals is a great documentary!
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:11 PM
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Looking forward to seeing this film. I tossed a few bucks into the hat, glad to see it completed.
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:29 AM
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This is great news,, It reminds me of a documentary entitled "Mississippi The River of Song " which is a must see as well of the influence The river has had on music centers of the USA. A little stop in Memphis brings to lite the Memphis Horns and their contributions to R&B, R&R.. Thanks for the heads up on Wrecking Crew
River of Song is excellent. I love the section featuring The Bottle Rockets. Great stuff.
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