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Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies

Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies

A Generation Began In His Backyard.Aug. 26, 2009120 Min.
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Watch: Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – A man working at his parents’ motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969..
Plot: The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents’ run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.
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N/A Votes: 359 Popularity: 13.404 | TMDB


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I worshiped the youth culture from afar in the late sixties. I was too young to participate but did my best to disrupt jr. high assemblies with the Fish cheer. I didn’t know about the Woodstock Festival until two weeks after it occurred, and I remember how much I hated being oppressed by a traditional establishment patriarchy who wouldn’t even drive me across town to an anti-war demonstration. When I finally saw the documentary the following year, I knew I had missed something that was epic and iconic. (Big sigh…)

I had been looking forward to “Taking Woodstock” since I first read that it was in production. I was particularly eager to see Demetri Martin in a starring role; I’ve admired him for some time. I’ve also spent quality time in the Catskills–I love that part of the country. Lee’s film certainly captures the beauty of White Lake, and generally recreates the groove and vibe of a specific time and place, but the narrative seemed somehow disjointed (unintentional pun) There seemed to be too many empty moments substituting for poignancy, and undeveloped stories that might have added a bit more depth to Lee’s tale.

Demetri Martin as Eliot Teber, was adorable but I was frustrated by his poker face (something that makes his stage comedy hilarious). I enjoyed Liev Schreiber whose drag was not only believable, but also compelling. Henry Goodman, as Eliot’s beleaguered father, was also finely developed, but Imelda Stauntan played his mother as a shrewish fishwife with virtually no redeeming character qualities. Not even after pot brownies.

Seeing “Taking Woodstock” makes me miss my long lost soundtrack of the original concert, something I shall remedy this weekend. I’m also eager to watch the documentary again with it’s hippie-trippie split screens and portraits of long gone poets, artists, and other kindred spirits.

Review By: cheryllynecox-1 Rating: 7 Date: 2009-09-04
Enjoyable but music is missing
I saw this movie being very attracted by the trailer which seemed to offer fun and deep involvement. Now I have seen it, and I can say that it is enjoyable, but not fully convincing. Obviously, Ang Lee drifts attention from the concerts and the music of those three epic days in 1969 to focus on the personal story of a young man and his odd family who worked and lived in the background of this great event. The characters are engaging, very well interpreted, but in the end I missed the real protagonist, music, being it the powerful means through which these young people gave voice to their need for change and revolution and which was revolutionary, indeed. The atmosphere of those days is rendered vividly, we get many physical perceptions, of naked bodies, mud, rain, sun, but not acoustic ones, and I perceived this as a flaw throughout the movie. In the end you ask yourself: wasn’t Woodstock mainly a three-day concert? Where is music? The movie is solidly directed, the director knows perfectly what kind of product he wants to offer, and in the end we get fun and reflection around, but never inside an event, which never comes to be explicit. Very good actorial interpretations (Imelda Staunton playing the mother is simply wonderful), although the characters themselves appear to be looking for a soundtrack which lacks till the end.
Review By: yris2002 Rating: 7 Date: 2009-10-17

Other Information:

Original Title Taking Woodstock
Release Date 2009-08-26
Release Year 2009

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Budget 30000000
Revenue 9975737
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director Ang Lee
Writer James Schamus, Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte
Actors Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert
Country United States
Awards 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton 35 III, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam LT, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 416, Cooke S4 and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Auricon Cameras, Bolex Cameras, Eclair Cameras
Laboratory DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 3,289 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 16 mm, 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (16 mm footage) (source format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (partial blow-up), D-Cinema

Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies
Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies
Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies
Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies
Taking Woodstock 2009 123movies
Original title Taking Woodstock
TMDb Rating 6.189 359 votes

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