Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Anvil: The Story of Anvil: Anvil: The Story of Anvil(2008) NR

Formed by two 14-year-olds in the 1970s, Canadian heavy metal band Anvil influenced the great acts that followed, such as Anthrax and Metallica. This documentary joins Anvil's now middle-aged founders as they recover from a disastrous tour of Europe. Hoping to end their youthful dreams and careers on a high note, Robb Reiner, Steve "Lips" Kudlow and the band set out to record their 13th album, "This Is Thirteen."

Favorite image: Robb Reiner paints. He has painted an architectural study of a titanic Anvil sculpture in a plaza with tiny abstract human figures. A god.

Yes, it is music. Yes, it is communication with an audience. But basically, it's about wanting to be adored. Wanting to live forever.

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