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Johnny Thunders - Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders (DVD)

Johnny Thunders - Looking For Johnny: The Legend Of Johnny Thunders (DVD)

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A documentary on the dangerous life of the late New York Dolls and Heartbreakers guitarist

Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general.
'Looking For Johnny' is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.

When Johnny Thunders died in New Orleans on April 23rd 1991, he left behind a mystery. Though MTV and international broadsheets reported the guitarist's demise, for many in the mainstream, Thunders was perceived as an enigmatic outlaw. He was adored by a legion of devotees and cited as an influence by at least three successive generations of musicians. Thunders refused to play the corporate game and was both elevated and damned for it.

'Looking for Johnny' is the creation of Danny Garcia ('The Rise & Fall of The Clash'). The young Spanish filmmaker was seized by a question that wouldn't let go - 'just who was Johnny Thunders?' He spent 18 months travelling across the USA and Europe, filming interviews with fifty of the people who were closest to Johnny, building a compelling narrative drawn from first hand testimonies.

The film examines Johnny Thunders' career from the early 70's as a founding member of the influential New York Dolls; the birth of the punk scene with The Heartbreakers in New York City and London; Gang War and The Oddballs. It also explores Johnny's unique musical style, his personal battle with drugs and theories on his death in a New Orleans hotel in 1991 at age 38.

Interviewees include Sylvain Sylvain, Lenny Kaye, Walter Lure, Billy Rath, Bob Gruen, Terry Chimes, Alan Vega, Peter Perrett, Sami Yaffa, BP Fallon, three of his late managers: Marty Thau, Leee Black Childers and Malcolm McLaren, and many others.

The film includes forty songs with historic film of Johnny, including unseen New York Dolls and Heartbreakers footage and photos. Cult filmmakers Bob Gruen, Don Letts, Patrick Grandperret, Rachael Amadeo and others contribute classic archive footage.

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Bonus Materials

  • Three full song clips
  • 'The making of'
  • Interview extras
  • Rock'n'Roll Relics with Billy Rowe

 

Cast & Crew

Actors:
  •       Sylvain Sylvain
  •       Walter Lure
  •       Lenny
  •       and many others

Director: Danny Garcia

Producer: Chip Baker Films / Jungle Records

Additional Details

Label: Jungle Records

Genre: Alternative/Punk

Language: English

Run Time: 138 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 10/21/14

UPC: 760137654490

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