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Woodstock : 3 days of peace & music

Author: Michael WadleighBob MauriceRichie HavensJoan BaezJoe CockerAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-disc 40th anniversary ed.; Director's cutView all editions and formats
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For three days in the summer of 1969, a rock concert was held on an upstate New York farm, and 400,000 people attended -- far more than were anticipated, far more than paid, far more than could be fed or sheltered or cared for after injuries or drug overdoses. It rained, there was mud, all traffic in and out was gridlocked, and the music continued, night and day. "Woodstock Nation" existed for three days and was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
National Film Registry
Rock concert films
Concert films
Rock films
Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wadleigh; Bob Maurice; Richie Havens; Joan Baez; Joe Cocker; Joe McDonald; Arlo Guthrie; John Sebastian; Janis Joplin; Jimi Hendrix; Michael Lang; Joel Rosenman; John Roberts; Artie Kornfeld; Who (Musical group); Sha Na Na (Musical group); Fish (Musical group); Grease Band.; Crosby, Stills & Nash.; Ten Years After (Musical group); Santana (Musical group); Sly & the Family Stone (Musical group); Canned Heat (Musical group); Jefferson Airplane (Musical group); Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Wadleigh-Maurice Ltd.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419859595 9781419859595
OCLC Number: 318998788
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, or Thai; song lyrics only subtitled in English.
Notes: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, NY was presented by Michael Lang, executive producer, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Arthur Kornfeld.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1970; director's cut produced in 1994.
Credits: Editor and assistant director, T. Schoonmaker ; photography by Michael Wadleigh, David Myers, Richard Pearce, Don Lenzer, Al Wertheimer ; sound and music, Larry Johnson ; music advisor, Eric Blackstead ; sound engineer, Lee Osborne ; music mixer, Dan Wallin; ; additional editing, Martin Scorsese, Stan Warnow, Yeu-Bun Yee, Jere Huggins ; additional photography, Ed Lynch, Chuck Levey, Ted Churchill, Fred Underhill, Richard Chew, Bob Dannerman, Stan Warnow.
Directors cut restoration: sound supervisor, L.A. Johnson ; film editors, Jere Huggins, Hubert De La Bouillerie, Stven C. Brown ; research, Bill Rush.
Performer(s): Performances by Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Sha Na Na, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Arlo Guthrie, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Ten Years After, John Sebastian, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix.
Event notes: Filmed at The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, NY, August 1969.
Awards: Named to the National Film Registry in 1996 by the Library of Congress -- Winner, Best Documentary, Feature (Bob Maurice); Nominee, Best Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Best Sound (Dan Walling, L.A. Johnson), 1971 Academy Awards (U.S.A.).
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated R for drug content, nudity and language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (224 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation in a 'floating matte' format preserving the aspect ratio[s] of its original theatrical exhibition. Matte varies due to the original single-, double-, or triple-panel image composition; enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Contents: Disc 1. Spontaneous combustion --
Too big for the world --
Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Long Time Gone" --
If it works--
--
Canned Heat: "Going Up the Country" --
Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Wooden Ships" --
Invasion of Sullivan County --
Out of the skies --
Acid alert and other announcements --
Richie Havens: "Handsome Johnny" --
Richie Havens: "Freedom" --
Free from now on --
Canned Heat: "A Change Is Gonna Come" --
Joan Baez: "Joe Hill" --
Joan Baez: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" --
The Who: "We're Not Gonna Take It" (from Tommy) --
The Who: "Summertime Blues"--
In search of --
In the spirit --
Sha Na Na: "At the Hop" --
Getting high on yoga --
Joe Cocker & the Grease Band: "With a Little Help from My Friends" --
Downpour --
Rain chant --
What it's all about --
Country Joe & The Fish: "Rock and Soul Music" --
Arlo Guthrie: "Coming Into Los Angeles" --
Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes --
Ten Years After: "I'm Going Home" --
Inter--mission (1970) (128 min.); Special features: Museum at Bethel Woods: The story of the sixties & Woodstock [featurette] (5 min.). Disc 2. Jefferson Airplane: "Won't You Try" --
Scenes from a disaster area --
Emotional colors --
Jefferson Airplane: "Uncle Sam's Blues"--
John Sebastian: "Younger Generation" --
Country Joe McDonald: I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" --
Coping with the mess --
Bodies beautiful --
Santana: "Soul sacrifice" --
Sly and the Family Stone: "I Want to Take You Higher" --
Janis Joplin: "Work Me, Lord" --
Mess call --
Port-o-San man --
Max Yasgur's benediction --
Jimi Hendrix: "Voodoo Child" --
Jimi Hendrix: "The Star-Spangled Banner" --
Jimi Hendrix: "Purple Haze" --
Picking up and going home --
End credits (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: "Woodstock") --
Coda (Crosby, Stills & Nash: "Cost of Freedom") (1970) (96 min.).
Other Titles: 3 days of peace & music
Three days of peace and music
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; a film by Michael Wadleigh ; directed by Michael Wadleigh ; produced by Bob Maurice ; a Wadleigh-Maurice, Ltd. production ; a Warner Bros. Inc. presentation.
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For three days in the summer of 1969, a rock concert was held on an upstate New York farm, and 400,000 people attended -- far more than were anticipated, far more than paid, far more than could be fed or sheltered or cared for after injuries or drug overdoses. It rained, there was mud, all traffic in and out was gridlocked, and the music continued, night and day. "Woodstock Nation" existed for three days and was absorbed into American myth. As depicted in this film, in roughly chronological order, the elusive memory of that nation is cemented into a pungent social documentary. Few documentaries have captured a time and place more completely--in the full flower of its moment, youth, and hope--than this one. It is also one of the finest musical documentaries ever made--if not the best--utilizing adventurous camera work, daring editing, frame mirroring, freeze frames, blackouts, and multi-angle perspectives widening the 1.33:1 image to 2.20:1 to capture flamboyant, riveting, career-defining performances, within an amazing chronicle of how the musicians interact onstage as audience members react to the musicians' performances.

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