Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

Awesomeifuckinshotthat Year: 2006

Director: Nathaniel Hornblower (aka. Adam Yauch)

Budget: ?

Domestic Gross: $161 351

in 2004 the beastie boys did a show at madison square garden and besides the regular/professional camera guys that were there filming it there were also 50 fans in the audience that the band had supplied with cameras filming as well.  Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That is the result.

there are concert movies all over the place these days, but when is the last time you saw one that stuck out from the pack and did something interesting and different?  'Awesome...' is just such a concert film.  the energy of the show and the fans is great and watching it from all those varied perspectives is lots of fun. 

besides the shots of the band from all over the stadium there are some great moments from when fans took their cameras with them on other varied excursions,like: going to the bathroom (the whole trip, piss, hand wash, etc shot pov), or trying to get past security and get backstage.  sure there is a lot of shaky cam action and grainy images, but the film is so well edited that it is never a bother. - speaking of editing, check out this link to the guys post sundance screening interview

the film is directed by nathanial hornblower (aka. adam yauch) one of the three beastie boys himself and it is a fun and energetic collage of images, video effects and great great music.  the boys put on one hell of a good show and Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That is as close as you can get to being there without actually being there.

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