#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sam Dunn is a 30-year old anthropologist who wrote his graduate thesis on the plight of Guatemalan refugees. Recenly he has decided to study the plight of a different culture, one he has been a part of since he was a 12-year old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metals’ obsession with some of life’s most provacative subjects – sexuality, religion, violence and death – and discovers some things about the culture that even he can’t defend. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US, this documentary is the first of its kind. It is both a defense of a long-misunderstood art form and a window for the outsider into the spectacle that is heavy metal.
Plot: The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal’s many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of the most popular metal subgenres. The film also explores various aspects of heavy metal culture.
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Color me impressed
I saw the film today and was mighty impressed. The film captured the buzz in the ’80s when heavy metal became the biggest thing going. It was good to see Iron Maiden and Judas Priest contrasted to current bands such as Slipknot to show how the spirit of the genre is thriving. Tony Iommi, Dee Snider and Ronnie James Dio all give standout interviews with Dio’s digs at Gene Simmons being especially revealing. It was also great to see ’80s curiosities Accept and Quebec’s own Voivod being represented. The segment contrasting the grunting, leather-clad bands such as Man O War with the lace-wearing bands such as Poison and Cinderella was unexpected and fascinating. Showing the closeted Rob Halford performing in full cruising gear for a rabid hetero audience was quite poignant. I especially like how the film stresses how the music let its fans dream, cope and find solace. Those like myself, whose interest in metal may have flagged in the intervening years would do well to view it and remind themselves what all of the fuss was about.
An excellent and intelligent documentary.
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey is a subjective and interesting look at the many different facets of metal, both the sub-culture and the music.
As we follow anthropologist and self proclaimed metal head, Sam Dunn on his journey through the world of metal we get an unusual insight into this widely misunderstood and intricate sub-culture.
Dunn not only maps out and explains the origins of the huge number of different sub-genres within the genre of metal music (something that all music lovers have probably wondered about at one time or another), but he also travels to places like Germany and Norway in search of many different metal bands and their fans.
There are interviews with everyone from Alice Cooper to Lemmy to Rob Zombie as well as some quite disturbing interviews with a few Norwegian Death Metal bands and a hilarious interview with the very funny Dee Snider from Twisted Sister.
There is indeed quite a deep and interesting flow to this documentary and Dunn not only managers to maintain a subjective and professional roll in his research, but also managers to maintain his integrity as a metal head – this is indeed, a credit to him.
I highly recommend this documentary not only to people who love their metal, but even to people who don’t.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (USA), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (Canada), 1 hr 38 min (98 min) (Australia), 1 hr 36 min (96 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Documentary, Music
Director Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Writer Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Actors Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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