Friday, October 28, 2005


I remember there being talk of a film about the life of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones well over a decade ago. So either this isn't the same movie, or that's one fastidious director that's been working on Stoned : The Wild and Wicked World of Brian Jones. Presumably released to commemorate the 36th anniversary of his passing the film is in Cinemas on November 18th. Closest one to me? Nottingham. Thanks for that.

Being of the unfortunate disposition whereby I know everything there is to know about Brian Jones*, I've had to spend the last hour looking at the trailer and all of the clips on the (horrifically overdone) website in order to find inaccuracies in the thing. There are a few I spotted, so obviously I'm feeling all smug and clever now.

Judging by the trailer, it's got a Doors-movie-gone-Britflick feel to it. So Britflick in fact that even Paddy Considine is in it, which all means I'll probably come away disappointed. Those of you who haven't wasted your time reading numerous lengthy tomes about the subject matter may enjoy it, however.

David Walliams plays a character called 'Speccy'. For once he's wearing male clothing and at no point in the trailer did he exclaim "ooh-oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, but I'm a LAWYER!"

Inexplicably, the film features music from Alabama 3, briefly famous for 'Ain't Goin' to Goa'. Because no character in the history of music says comedy countrified preacherman hip-hop MORE than Brian Jones, do they?

* - except, obviously, who was holding his head down in the swimming pool at A.A.Milne's old house in 1969.


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