The Velvet Underground (2021)

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The Velvet Underground (2021). The Velvet Underground: Directed by Todd Haynes. With Mary Woronov, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, John Cale. The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.

“I suppose I shouldnu0026#39;t be too surprised that a film released by Apple is a heavily sanitized look at the VU. I *am* surprised that Todd Haynes did this – I was expecting something with teeth. And why was Laurie Anderson completely left out? She was Reedu0026#39;s ultimate connection with that art world, even though she came along later.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNot surprised but still disappointed at the elision of Doug Yuleu0026#39;s attempt to keep the band going after Lou Reed left. SQUEEZE isnu0026#39;t even in the slideshow of later album covers. Then again, the film also ends on a 1972 performance with Reed, Cale, and Nico, and just ignores the later reunion tour and record.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThereu0026#39;s so much not even touched on. Itu0026#39;s not awful, mind you…just, well, curiously corporate.”

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