The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

DVD - 1978
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The Band's last concert, Thanksgiving Day 1976. They play twelve of their best songs and are joined by many famous rock stars.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1978
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780792852506
Branch Call Number: 781.66 LAS
Characteristics: 1 dvd (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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posie12
Jul 23, 2017

I can't believe I'd never seen this movie before. Wonderful!

LPL_IlkaI Jun 21, 2017

This film is a trip! Not only is this a visual feat, but the guests that show up to send off The Band are numerous. Even if your not familiar with The Band's catalogue, you can still find the performances and interviews enjoyable. This documentary is entertaining, humanizing, and a great way to spend an evening!

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TheSandoz
Mar 16, 2017

This concert is amazing. The Band is amazing and the guests are amazing ending with the best performances of all. This is a great production by a great Director ( Martin Scorsese ) as well.

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frogworth
Jan 25, 2017

This is a movie shot by a master of his craft. Riveting filmmaking in it's own right but you can't help but listen to some of the fantastic songs twice (at least). Great guest artists. Be sure to watch the special features to listen to Scorsese speak about some of the details of filming.

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burro
Sep 23, 2013

Thanksgiving Day, 1976, I was living in San Francisco. Tickets for this concert were $25, an outrageous amount for me in those days, but it did include a dinner and a dance. I decided not to go. When I heard about it the next day, I knew I'd regret that decision the rest of my life. So far, I do. Thank goodness they filmed it and thank goodness our wonderful library has a copy for all of us to see.

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history1970
Oct 18, 2012

I've been watching this d.v.d. while looking at the sunset outside my 6th. floor window - so enjoyable!

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biblioholic
Aug 11, 2010

Much as I enjoy the concert footage, my favorite parts are the recordings on the stage either before or after the concert: The Staples playing "The Weight", Emmylou Harris playing "Evangeline", and The Band alone playing "The Last Waltz." Removed from the concert dynamics, these pieces, surrounded by silences, somehow seem to stand more on the music.

When I saw this movie in the theater 22 years ago, I'd never heard of The Band. I was tagging along with a woman I was interested in, and she had a crush on Robbie Robertson. By the end of the evening, I was hooked.

(RIP, Levon)

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