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Scorsese Double Bill: The Last Waltz
Directed by Martin Scorsese, in 1976 Canadian rock group and touring legends "The Band" decided to perform one final farewell gig after 16 years on the road.
The Band, led by Robbie Robertson, were a touring legend, and they provided much of the soundtrack to Scorsese's own youth. This farewell show in 1976 was a sensational event, with guests including Bob Dylan, for whom they had once been backing musicians. Scorsese's film is a lavish, dynamic act of fan-worship and his interviews with Robertson reveal a charismatic figure. Paired with nervy bassist Rick Danko, Robertson looks remarkably like Harvey Keitel's Charlie opposite De Niro's Johnny Boy in Mean Streets: a charming if complex authority figure with his troubled subordinate. A heady time capsule. - Peter Bradshaw / The Guardian