Cinema: Hit Parade

THE LAST WALTZ Directed by Martin Scorsese

The Last Waltz is a rock-concert movie−no more, no less−that could be the best such film ever made. The reasons for its success are simple. Director Martin Scorsese had the good fortune to record a remarkable concert, The Band's final outing at San Francisco's Winterland in 1976, and he had the good sense to record it with care. For once we are spared sloppy home-movie camera work and endless shots of the blissed-out fans: Scorsese and his team of cinematographers use film to enhance the music rather...

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