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  • Documentary, Music
  • 2013

The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone

Made Of Stone

Synopsis

A documentary by Shane Meadows, about the reformation of legendary Manchester band The Stone Roses.

About

In 2012 a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years. With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows (This Is England, Dead Man's Shoes) brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to the film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion, which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 adoring fans.

Incorporating never-before-seen material spanning the band’s musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.

Shane Meadows said: “Making this film, I got to be part of something truly remarkable, the double decade awaited ‘resurrection’ of my all time favourite band, The Stone Roses. People say that you can’t recapture your youth, it’ll never be the same second time round etc, but that’s utter rubbish. The Roses were never allowed to reach their peak first time around so as far as I and millions of fans around the world were concerned, with this comeback the Roses could be even greater.”

“This film isn’t a history lesson, nor is it a two hour concert film. It is a film about defying the odds, sticking it to the man and telling the cynics to shut their pie-holes!”

“The Stone Roses are back baby!”

Press Reactions

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Meadows is clearly not interested in lifting the biographical lid on anyone, just getting alongside the band, and picking up on their energy, vulnerability and excitement. He has no agenda; he just loves the Stone Roses, and it's a great, heartfelt tribute.

David Gritten, The Telegraph

Director Meadows (This is England, Dead Man’s Shoes) has crafted a rowdy, raucous documentary that complements the band’s combative image; bristling with energy, it celebrates their reformation after a 16-year gap.

Damon Wise, Empire

Made Of Stone somewhat brilliantly sees the individual moments and faces in the crowds, making this the best, most immersive concert film since Jazz On A Summer’s Day.

Cast & Connections

  • Director: Shane Meadows
  • Producer: Mark Herbert

The bottom line

The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone is a Warp Films, Film4 and 4DVD production, produced by Mark Herbert. It was released in the UK in June 2013 by Picturehouse Entertainment and is out on DVD and Blu-ray now. The film will premiere on Channel 4 on April 19th, 2014 at 10.50pm.

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