Trailer for LCD Soundsystem Documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Hits'
by Ethan Anderton
January 12, 2012
Composers and chart-topping musicians contribute their sounds to film all the time, and sometimes people like Trent Reznor and Jonsi make the jump from their respective music project to craft the scores behind films like The Social Network and We Bought a Zoo. However, exposure to musicians and their work also comes in the form of documentaries following musicians and Shut Up and Play the Hits is one of those films. It follows LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy in the days leading up to and immediately after his final live performance at Madison Square Garden last April and you can see the trailer below!
Here's the trailer for Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace's doc Shut Up and Play the Hits (via EW):
Directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, Shut Up and Play the Hits combines LCD Soundsystem concert footage from that climactic night in New York City with intimate footage of the band's frontman James Murphy dealing with the aftermath of his decision to end his musical run and walk away from the music industry that gave him a successful career for several years. The film will have its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (we may have a review), but no theatrical release date has been set yet. Cool?
I look forward to seeing this.
Grichmer on Jan 12, 2012
Will most likely be sentimental garbage. The trailer just looks like a really really bad Diet Coca-Cola commercial.
Dotadestroyer on Jan 12, 2012
a diet coke commercial? what does that even mean? when a band you love stops making music it hits a sentimental chord. unless you hate music. and america. in short, eat a dick.
TheHague on Feb 5, 2012
can't wait. Love LCD and I'm so very happy I was able to catch them a few times before they split up. This looks awesome.
Mugz on Jan 12, 2012
My reaction to this is : um, shut up and play the hits.
tk7slam on Jan 12, 2012
LCD Soundsystem is one of the best live acts I have ever experienced. James Murphy is a goddamn genius.
Lebowski on Jan 12, 2012
Best. Band. Ever. Period.
Loripredmore on Jan 15, 2012
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