For all of the mystery and legal controversy surrounding Robert Frank’s unstructured cinema verite Rolling Stones documentary, filmed during their 1972 Exile on Main Street tour, the proof in the pudding is fairly prosaic.
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There are some weird rules about the showing of this film. This is probably due to the fact that the Rolling Stones don't come off too well in this movie. The title of this movie refers to the song they came up with as a contractual obligation. If you don't watch the movie you should definitely check out the song. It's hilarious.
I rarely object to a mubi synopsis, but "fairly prosaic"... Robert Frank?! c'mon. Anything but! ... Heroin and cumstains are little hard to watch but this is simply mesmerizing for capturing the moment, using varying rhythms and edits.
Absolutely amazing piece of documentary! Where else are you gonna see Mick Jagger smoking joints and snorting coke or Keith Richards wasted 24/7 on heroin? Robert Frank's cinematographic style resembles experimental movies of Antony Balch and definitely makes it worth your while!