“Let’s spent the night together / Now I need you more than ever.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
Response to Peary’s Review:
He argues that “the camera seems incapable of achieving any intimacy with the performers”, and that “even Mick Jagger seems distant”. Indeed, I was surprised and dismayed to see what a lost opportunity this film is, given the possibility of concert films not only to not only give viewers an up-close view of their favorite performers in action, but to show behind-the-scenes interactions leading to or following the event. We don’t hear any dialogue here, and the few cutaways to non-performance footage are oddly interspersed. The one semi-cool scene shows a concert stadium being set up for the evening’s show in time-lapse:
As Peary notes at the end of his very brief review, “You’ll have better luck with Gimme Shelter” (I agree).
Redeeming Qualities and Moments: