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Friday, 29 September 2017

EXTREMES REVIEW

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Various Artists - Extremes

Artur Chachlowski , Various Artists - Extremes
"Extremes" is a 1970 documentary film directed by Tony Klinger and Mike Lytton describing the backdrop of the third edition of the famous Isle of Wight Festival. This is not a music video. Its creators - then barely twenty - did not have the opportunity to film their concerts. That is why they focused on the social, and actually sociological, theme of this event. The film focuses on a whole range of young people's attitudes - festival participants who use a more or less rationalized feast of hippie freedom. So we watch the carefree fans who are on the beach naked, teen drug addicts explaining why they chose to live with hard drugs, despite the fact that they are watching the effects of fatal overdose every step of the way, We follow the scene of harassment of casual passers by stray young girls behaving like women of light customs, who during this event seemed to for a few days at all costs want to lose their innocence. In addition, the phenomena and groups that mark their presence in this film is definitely more. Hippies, homosexuals, various fallen witches, Hell's Angels, alcoholics, uninhabited people, and 'normal' fans all represent some nonconformist minorities who have participated and, as we know, have in many cases made a great mark in this legendary festival. . In addition, the phenomena and groups that mark their presence in this film is definitely more. Hippies, homosexuals, various fallen witches, Hell's Angels, alcoholics, uninhabited people, and 'normal' fans all represent some nonconformist minorities who have participated and, as we know, have in many cases made a great mark in this legendary festival. . In addition, the phenomena and groups that mark their presence in this film is definitely more. Hippies, homosexuals, various fallen witches, Hell's Angels, alcoholics, uninhabited people, and 'normal' fans all represent some nonconformist minorities who have participated and, as we know, have in many cases made a great mark in this legendary festival. .
Gentlemen Klinger and Lytton do not judge. They do not make conclusions. They behave more like chroniclers documenting some unusual and new, as for those times, phenomena. And they do it very well. Precisely and naturally. As if they already sensed that they filmed events related to the feast of music and freedom, which will forever go down in the history of the epoch. The film's authors emphasize this fact with a special note that they did not arrange the scenes they filmed. They just documented what they saw. Nothing was organized before, manipulated or arranged: everything was filmed as it really was.
The music accompanying this film comes not from the festival stage, but from the studio. Specifically from the discs released at that time. The creators so skillfully matched the pieces to the film's illustration that they turned out to be a fascinating sound creation. Supertramp, Arc, Crucible and other artists. I do not have to add that the sound material is not only a great musical picture of the epoch but is a perfect supplement to this fascinating picture.
The first public screening of "Extremes" took place at the Cannes Film Festival'71. In the same year he was also shown at the London Film Festival. Now it appears for the first time on a DVD. In addition, you can find a movie with a special commentary and an interview with Tony Klinger.
And here is a list of songs that served as a soundtrack for this document.
  1. Arc - An Ear Ago
  2. Arc - Great Lager Street
  3. Crucible - Box Man
  4. Mark McCann - Black Rose
  5. Mark McCann - Refrigerated Warmth
  6. Arc - Let Your Love Run Through
  7. Crucible - Hit It
  8. Supertramp - Surely
  9. Supertramp - Am I Not Like Other Birds of Prey
  10. Arc - I'm A Perfectly Happy Man
  11. Supertramp - Words Unspoken
  12. Crucible - Elvish Queen
  13. Crucible - We Gotta Watch Out

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