Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

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Overview

Julian Temple, who previously chronicled the career of the Sex Pistols in two different films, turned his focus on Joe Strummer, the late leader of the Clash, in this documentary which has been given an effective presentation on DVD. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten has been transferred to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, letterboxed on conventional televisions and enhanced for anamorphic play on 16x9 monitors. The image is rich and colorful, and while the quality of the archival footage is ...
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Overview

Julian Temple, who previously chronicled the career of the Sex Pistols in two different films, turned his focus on Joe Strummer, the late leader of the Clash, in this documentary which has been given an effective presentation on DVD. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten has been transferred to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, letterboxed on conventional televisions and enhanced for anamorphic play on 16x9 monitors. The image is rich and colorful, and while the quality of the archival footage is inconsistent, Temple uses this to his creative advantage in giving the film an appropriately eclectic look. The audio has been mastered in two formats, Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1, and the sound is full-bodied throughout, though like the visuals the age and rough filming conditions of some of the earlier material is obvious. The interviews and performances are (with rare exceptions) in English, with no subtitles or multiple language options included. Bonus materials include an addition 100 minutes of "campfire interviews" with Strummer's friends, family and band mates; an optional commentary track from director Temple; and the film's original trailer. The Future Is Unwritten offers a fascinating variety of perspectives on one of the towering figures in British rock, and the DVD release does the film and its subject justice.
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Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Director's commentary; Conversations with Joe - 100 minutes of exclusive interview footage and soundbites with friends, family and fans of Joe Strummer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/2008
  • UPC: 886973178492
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Sony Legacy
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,390

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Strummer
Mick Jones Participant
Nicky "Topper" Headon Participant
Terry Chimes Participant
Iain Gillies Participant
Alasdair Gillies Participant
Gaby Holford Participant
Luce Mellor Participant
Bono Participant
Damien Hirst Participant
Joe Ely Participant
John Cusack Participant
Johnny Depp Participant
Matt Dillon Participant
Jim Jarmusch Participant
Martin Scorsese Participant
Sara Driver Participant
Flea Participant
Courtney Love Cobain Participant
Steve Buscemi Participant
Zander Schloss Participant
Technical Credits
Julien Temple Director, Screenwriter
Anna Campeau Producer
Ben Cole Cinematographer
Orlagh Collins Co-producer
Gabriel Cyr Sound/Sound Designer
Sandy Fellerman Sound/Sound Designer
Niven Howie Editor
Chris Lebert Sound/Sound Designer
Stephan Mallmann Co-producer
Karl Merren Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Moloney Producer
Susan Mullen Co-producer
Ian Neil Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Mark Reynolds Editor
Manuel Daban Serrano Sound/Sound Designer
Tim Standard Animator
Amanda Temple Producer
Jeremy Thomas Executive Producer
Tobias Zaldua Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten
1. Punk Rock Warlord [8:12]
2. Happiest Place at School [5:19]
3. Newport [8:06]
4. Planet Squat [8:26]
5. Year Zero [8:38]
6. The World Has Stopped [9:56]
7. Breakout [7:04]
8. London Calling [8:23]
9. We Had New York [2:39]
10. Playing Hooky [12:21]
11. The End Of It [5:39]
12. Wilderness [11:53]
13. Out of the Ashes [10:41]
14. Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros [7:51]
15. Visions of Heaven [9:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten
   Play Feature
   Play Trailer
   Conversations With Joe - Unseen Campfire Interviews
      Play All
      Random Shuffle
      Interview Select
         Mick Jones
         Deborah van der Beek
         Mickey Foote
         John Cusack
         Matt Dillon
         Don Letts
         Kate Simon
         Pablo Cook
         Leo Temple
         Damien Hirst
         Flea
         Moe Armstrong
         Bez
         Anthony Kiedis
         Not4Prophet
         Angela Jankiow
         Tymon Dogg
         Christine Setzer
         Joey Altruda
         Esperanza Romero
         Terry Chimes
         Mick Gallagher
         Alasdair Gillies
         Gerry Harrington
         Nick Headon
         Kosmo Vinyl
         Bobby Gillespie
         Pearl Harbour
         Iain Gillies
         Paul Johnston
         Mani
         Jan Mardian
         Jesús Arias
         Richard Dudanski
         Joe Ely
         Nick Headon and Johnny Green
         Martin Scorsese
         Johnny Green
         Andy Czezowski
         Jim Jarmusch
         George Drakoulias
         Eliza Henderson
         Joe Rush
         Rudy Fernandez
         Steve Jones
         Ken Goodwin
   Set Up
      Stereo 2.0
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Director's Feature Commentary
   Scene Selection
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