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Finish of the Century: The Story of the Ramones is a 2003 documentary movie about extremely influential New York punk rock band the Ramones. The movie, produced and directed by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia, paperwork the band’s historical past from their formation within the early Nineteen Seventies and 22 subsequent years of touring, to their 1996 breakup and the deaths of two of the 4 unique members. The title is taken from the Ramones’ 1980 album, Finish of the Century. Johnny Ramone died shortly after its launch. In 2015, director Jim Subject made the documentary freely obtainable on his Vimeo account.
The movie tells the story of the Ramones from their beginnings in Forest Hills, Queens and earliest performances at New York’s CBGB’s to their sudden induction into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 2002. It options complete and candid interviews with members Dee Dee Ramone (who died in 2002), Johnny Ramone (who died a couple of months later) Joey Ramone (who died in 2001), Marky Ramone, C.J. Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Richie Ramone, and Elvis Ramone. Others near the band are additionally interviewed, together with Joey’s mom and brother, contemporaries resembling Debbie Harry and Joe Strummer, and childhood associates of the members. The filmmakers first tried to make the movie in 1994 to doc the ultimate yr of the band on the highway however bumped into difficulties with the band’s administration. Fields and Gramaglia efficiently restarted the manufacturing in 1998 after the band had formally retired.
A tough minimize of Finish of the Century premiered on the Slamdance Movie Pageant in 2003, with its run-time subsequently shortened by almost one hour. The ultimate and accomplished model of the movie did not seem till February 2004 on the Berlin Movie Pageant and the movie was launched within the U.S. in August 2004.
Despite the fact that the discuss through the South American scenes is about Brazil, each the “mob scene” and the TV presentation happen in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Within the mob scene, the youngsters chase the Ramones automobile down Carlos Pellegrini road, 100 meters north of the Obelisco landmark.
The Argentine presenter is Mario Pergolini. An observant viewer seen that at 1:06:20 minutes – 1:06:31 minutes the two studio musicians for Phil Spector are studying off of cue playing cards (watch the man on the appropriate). Spector, who had a falling out with the Ramones on account of mistreating the group, would later be imprisoned.
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- Finish of the Century: The Story of the Ramones at IMDb
- Finish of the Century: The Story of the Ramones at AllMovie
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