The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town
A documentary directed by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny. The ninety-minute film combines never-before-seen footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band shot between 1976 and 1978—including home rehearsals and studio sessions—with new interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others closely involved in the making of the record.
- Stars:Mike Appel, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Obie Dziedzic, The E Street Band, Danny Federici, Jimmy Iovine, Jon Landau, Nils Lofgren, Thom Panunzio, Chuck Plotkin, Patti Scialfa, Toby Scott, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen,
- Director:Thom Zimny,
Takes us into the studio with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the recording of their fourth album. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town torrent reviews
(it) wrote: Perfect movie for a boring sunday
(es) wrote: A strange choice to kick off Frightfest this year, given how slow and tedious the flick is.
(au) wrote: Sure he is a perv, but you cant treat a man unfairly for that, he served his time, and the the victum has forgiven him, so why bother? Just because a judge wants to do it his way? And for all the ignorance people shows when they don't look into things. The man was guilty and he payed the price....now let him be... Well made and a good blend of facts and other fun stuff..Random Trivia: I saw it twice by accident.
(jp) wrote: Brodie says 2 paws up!Brilliant work boys! A must see, then i'd like to see what you thought.
(au) wrote: EXCELLENT MOVIE !!!!!!!
(mx) wrote: Though Paddy Constantine from time-to-time forgets to put on a Russian-tinge to his English (the entire film is played in English with Russian characters), overall this film is a dark look at post-collapse Russia. I say collapse because signs of moral, economic and ultimately radiological collapse are all over this film's topology. The time is 1995, and laid-off, dying nuclear plant worker Timofey must do something (a something that apparently chills the hearts of certain non-proliferation experts) before he dies of the radiation exposure that caused him to be fired. What follows is a partly black comic exploration of the New Russia (and New Russians), gangsters, and a thug with a golden heart. Nobody wins in the end, except Radha Mitchell as the ever-suffering wife. But that's saying more than I intended. As a filmic postcard preserving that moment in Russian history, this was essential.
(it) wrote: Given what I have seen before of director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's work, I was expecting this to be a horror movie and probably a pretty strange one. It certainly is a strange movie, even more bizarre and enigmatic than the director's Bright Future. But it is not a horror movie or a thriller. As with Bright Future, I don't understand the way it ended and I'm at a loss for what it all was about but it certainly gave me a lot to think about and I enjoyed watching it.
(mx) wrote: A lot of big laughs and it really makes you miss John Candy.
(au) wrote: Good stop motion feature that has an all star ghoul cast w/ Dracula,Frankenstein, the wolfman, the mummy, Jekyll and Hyde, the invisible man, Boris Karloff as Baron Boris von Frankenstein & Phyllis Diller (now that's fucking scary especially the way she dances). Fun Halloween feature but does included some terrible songs (expect for It's the Mummy which has a great skeleton band). Destined to become a holiday classic
(it) wrote: "Citizen Kane" held the #1 spot on Sight & Sounds' "Best films of all time" lists for 5 decades. On top of that, it and "The Godfather" tend to be the 2 go-to films that moviegoers usually pick for the greatest film ever made. In 2012, however, Sight & Sound made the controversial and infamous choice of finally giving another movie its throne. That movie was Alfred Hitchcock's classic, crime film, "Vertigo". I'm not sure if I would rank "Vertigo" that high. However, it's still a very good film and it deserves recognition for a lot of reasons.After a police detective named John Ferguson causes the death of a police officer due to his acrophobia during a rooftop chase, he retires from that job. He is soon hired by a former college acquaintance of his to keep an eye on his wife, because he fears that she might commit suicide as she believes that she is possessed.Around the 80 minute mark, it seemed like the movie was about to end. It seemed as if the climax came to be, and the viewer thought that they knew what kind of film it was going to be. However, the viewer becomes shocked to find out that the film is continuing on. The viewer wonders: "What else do they have left to do?". At first, I thought that the movie was going to lose steam as the final third is, admittedly, a little bit slower than the rest of the film. However, the dream sequence gave me a feeling that I was not wasting my time. It interested me a lot, and I was curious to find out how the movie was going to end. This all led up to a shocking and unexpected ending which left a strong impact on me. The plot twist at the end made the film a lot better, and it encouraged me to watch the film again as I wondered how the movie was going to feel on a 2nd viewing.Looking back at the movie, I noticed how John's acrophobia wasn't present in that many scenes. It was only present a few times in the movie. At first, I thought that it was a bit underutilized. However, after I thought more about how the plot twist at the end effected the film before it, I came to a conclusion that it did not have to be used more than it was. John did not have acrophobia, because Hitchcock simply wanted to add it in for suspense. It was put in the movie as it was essential for the movie's ending to work. If it were to be used any more times in the film, it would've started to feel redundant. Hitchcock did all of the primary tasks with that element without overdoing it.The acting in this film was really good. James Stewart as John Ferguson did a good job as the lead performance. His performance was pretty solid all around. He provided all the emotions and reactions which were required for his role. Nothing more and nothing less. Kim Novak gave a really great performance as well. She played 2 characters who each had different personalities. When she was Madeleine Elster, she played a woman who looked hopeless and terrified. She was able to do it without sounding annoying or over-the-top. When she played Judy Barton, her role seemed more meaty and strong. She did a good job transitioning between both of these characters. As the movie continued on, I started to notice some subtlety in her performance. She clearly stole the show. They were great as the 2 main leads. I had no particular issues with any of the other actors and actresses.The film is also pretty to look at. Views of the city and the streets are gorgeous. Some of the shots show dozens upon dozens of buildings. Those shots are overwhelming. Also, some of the other shots in different places around the city look nice as well such as the art museum and the graveyard. Also, it's hard to forget the opening scene where 3 of the characters were running across the rooftops with the evening sky in the background. Also, there's the haunting camerawork in the dream sequence which gives out an unsettling presence. Out of all of Hitchcock's films that I've seen so far, I like the cinematography in this film the most.In conclusion, this was a well-acted and well-shot crime film which had a very memorable storyline and ending. Is it the best film of all time though? I wouldn't say so. There are deeper films than this one. "Citizen Kane" also has more layers to it and it's a more influential and important film. Also, I enjoyed "Rear Window" a little more than this one. However, this is still a really great film. I can understand why a lot of people like it. It's one of the best Hitchcock films that I've seen so far.
(gb) wrote: Very well produced, but it seems it was trying to be another Gone With the Wind, and that it is not. Fine cast, great sets and costumes.
(it) wrote: Pretty good start to a good franchise.
(kr) wrote: Childhood favourite. Brilliant movie for kids.
(gb) wrote: It's a film about keeping one's head and one's heart when everything around is crumbling: tradition, family, and country. Life still goes on. Topol is a treat to watch as the lead of this flick.