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The Clash: Westway to the World (2000)

A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band.

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Don Letts
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Credited cast:
Terry Chimes ... Himself
Terence Dackombe ... Himself
Topper Headon ... Topper Headon (Drummer)
Mick Jones ... Himself
Jordan Jordan ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Simonon ... Himself
Siouxsie Sioux ... Herself (archive footage)
Joe Strummer ... Himself
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This documentary combines recent interviews and old footage to provide a comprehensive view of The Clash, one of the world's most influential rock bands. Footage from old club shows and stadium concerts is intercut with interviews with band members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer. The Clash began as rebellious punks eager to combine their influences: Simonon leaned towards reggae, and Jones leaned toward harder-edged British rock, while Strummer favored American R&B. Despite various fights and conflicts, The Clash emerged as "the only band that mattered," a punk rock band which ventured beyond punk to create a unique and unforgettable sound. WESTWAY TO THE WORLD documents their beginnings, their rise to stardom, and their collapse. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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English

Also Known As:

The Clash - Koko tarina See more »

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Joe Strummer: [about Art School] They weren't teaching us to draw an object, they were teaching us to make a drawing to make it look like we knew how to draw the object.
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A Great look at the only band that matters
27 October 2003 | by nycallingSee all my reviews

A great film, if you read the last gang in town along with watching this you get a great overview of this excellent band. Watching it one sees how they tried thier best, even if it was misguided at times. The music is great, and seeing some of their live perfomances makes you realize what we lost when joe strummer died. Not as good as the filth and the fury, as there was so much more to cover in this film, whereas the filth and the fury could cover a much smaller more concise time. I like The clash more then the pistols though, so of course i love this film.


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