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Oasis To Be Subject Of New Documentary By 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia


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Asif Kapadia, the director of award wining documentaries Senna and Amy has chosen Oasis as his next subject. Kapadia and James Gay-Rees will produce a feature-length documentary on the 90s Britpop band that will “chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s band”.

Liam GallagherOasis will be the subject of a new documentary by Asif Kapadia.

According to Screen Daily, “the filmmakers have been given ‘unprecedented’ access to the band and unseen archive footage and the film will include candid insight from the famously stormy brothers”. The film will be directed by Mat Whitecross, who previously worked on Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Spike Island.

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Amy - The Original Soundtrack Album Review


With the highest grossing opening weekend for a British documentary ever, 'Amy' was the surprise cinema hit of the summer. What could've been a very biased, judgemental take on the singer's life was instead a compassionate look at the devastating impact that drinks, drugs, and the paparazzi had on a young woman's life. As music documentaries go, the filmmakers could've easily used tabloid fodder to document Amy Winehouse's dramatic final years, but instead turned to her words and music to tell her story. No narrator was needed in the film to guide us through her life. Audiences were able to watch Winehouse growing up on the road in her late teens as she played jazz clubs around the UK, through to her final tour after the 'Back To Black' album, with her lyrics carrying the narrative of the film.

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While listening to the soundtrack, you can feel all of the ups and downs that Winehouse was going through at the time. There's the fantastic 'Stronger Than Me' that shows off the powerful, resilient side to Winehouse. But then the likes of 'Rehab' and 'Love Is A Losing Game' tell you that all is not well in her life. No matter how many times you may have heard the songs, the lyrics still manage to cut through in all of their rawness and stark beauty.

Antonio Pinto's instrumental tracks are delicate and emotive, sweeping you along in between Winehouse's offerings. Pinto conjures up the drama and sadness that Asif Kapadia's documentary depicted so beautifully without the need of a narrator.

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Mark Ronson Becomes Patron Of The Amy Winehouse Foundation


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Mark Ronson has been named as a patron of the Amy Winehouse Foundation at the charitable organisation’s annual gala in London.

The musical partnership between Ronson and the late Amy Winehouse is arguably the most memorable pop couplings in recent memory. The English producer and musician worked on a number of tracks on Winehouse’s 2006 album Back To Black, and they hooked up again for that rendition of ‘Valerie’ for Ronson’s own album Version.

“I've supported it and the work the foundation does from the beginning,” Ronson said at the event, held at the Savoy hotel on Thursday night (October 15th).

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Breaks Box Office Records


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Amy the documentary by Asif Kapadia about the late singer Amy Winehouse has broken UK box office records, enjoying the biggest ever opening weekend for a British documentary film as well as the all time second biggest opening for a documentary.

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Asif Kapadia’s doc is second only to Michael Moore’s 2004 film, Fahrenheit 9/11, which eventually took $12 million a figure which Amy could easily surpass. Amy opened in the UK on Friday (July 3rd) and earned £519,000 from just 133 cinemas.

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'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia Calls His Documentary A 'Dark Film About Love'


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Filmmaker Asif Kapadia took three years to make Amy, his documentary about Amy Winehouse, which is compiled from some 100 interviews and a staggering range of archival footage. As he did in his award-winning 2010 Formula One doc Senna, Kapadia prefers to the story tell itself rather than force a narrative. "I had no idea what this film was," he says. "I had no thesis, I had no plan. I know what the beginning and the middle and the end is, but if it changes I'm going to go with it."

Amy Winehouse in 'Amy'The documentary sees Amy Winehouse at her most vulnerable

That beginning, middle and end are well-known: North Londoner Amy Winehouse was natural jazz musician who became a global superstar by age 22. But she struggled with fame, and in 2011 she died at 27 after years of addiction and bulimia.

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Amy Review

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As with his Formula One documentary Senna, filmmaker Asaf Kapadia cleverly uses archival footage to explore the wrenching story of Amy Winehouse. It's a strikingly journalistic approach that refuses to let anyone off the hook even as it draws out their deepest emotions. Lyrically edited by Chris King, the film is both beautiful and achingly sad, especially as it engulfs the audience on a big cinema screen.

A naturally gifted musician, Amy started writing her own songs at age 14 and had a publishing deal by 16, performing in small clubs as well as with the National Youth Jazz orchestra. At 20, her debut 2003 album Frank caused ripples in the industry with its jazz-infused vocals. And three years later, her follow-up Back in Black catapulted her into global stardom, something she never wanted. To escape the clamouring paparazzi and ever-larger audiences, she retreated into her on-off relationship with Blake Fielder, including a two-year marriage. But their key escape was to use large quantities of alcohol and drugs, which began to take a toll on Amy's career, leading to rambling interviews and shambolic stage appearances. In her lucid moments, she still had that raw power, and a series of rehab stints helped her conquer drugs. But in 2011, her alcohol consumption finally stopped her heart, which had been weakened by decades of bulimia.

Kapadia recounts this story using a staggering array of home movies, performance footage and press imagery, letting her prescient song lyrics play out across the screen as she performs them in homes, recording studios, TV shows and a variety of stages. Meanwhile, she tells her story in voiceover taken from interviews, plus new comments from her family, friends and colleagues. All of this is assembled with skill by the filmmakers to recount Amy's story chronologically, never shying away from the hard truths while refusing to let those closest to her adjust the material to revise history. In other words, it's sometimes brutally honest, not in the way it assigns blame but in the way it creates a portrait of a system that feeds off artists without properly looking out for them.

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Demos For Third Amy Winehouse Album Will Never Be Released


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Before her tragic death in July 2011, Amy Winehouse apparently recorded demo versions of tracks intended for a third album – however, they’ll never see the light of day because they were destroyed by her record label Universal.

David Joseph, the chairman / CEO of the major label, told Billboard that the decision was taken to stop unauthorised sampling in the future. “It was a moral thing,” he said, “taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can't happen on anyone else's.”

The revelation came as part of an extended feature article, in a series of interviews with the late singer’s friends, fans and collaborators, ahead of the theatrical release of documentary movie Amy.

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Amy Winehouse Documentary 'In Her Own Words' Debuts On BBC IPlayer


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A new documentary produced by the BBC looking at the life and career of the late Amy Winehouse has been made available on the channel’s Iplayer service. Titled ‘Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words’ the doc uses previously unseen footage and performances to tell the tragic story of the singer who died in 2011.

Amy Winehouse'Amy Winehouse: In Her Own Words' is now available on BBC Iplayer.

The doc features a performances from a BBC One session the singer did in 2007, after her second album Back To Black made her an international name. Also included is footage from her appearances on ‘Later With Jools Holland’, her 2004 and 2008 Glastonbury performances and the 2004 Mercury Music Prize.

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Blake Fielder Denies Responsibility For Amy Winehouse's Decline And Death


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Blake Fielder, the former husband of the late Amy Winehouse, has denied that he “ruined” the singer’s life and rejected suggestions that he was responsible for her decline into addiction.

Winehouse, who died in 2011 at the age of 27, was married to Fielder (known then as Blake Fielder-Civil) from 2007 for two years, and the pair continued an on-off relationship for a couple of years afterwards despite the breakdown of the marriage. Fielder, now 33, is often blamed for introducing the Back To Black singer to hard drugs and beginning her spiral into substance and alcohol abuse.

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'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia Defends Himself Against Mitch Winehouse's Criticisms


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Asif Kapadia, the director of the imminently released documentary about Amy Winehouse, has defended himself against criticisms made by the late singer’s father Mitch. Winehouse passed away in July 2011 at the age of 27, and Kapadia’s new movie Amy focusses on her early years and her rise to fame as well as the tragic end to her life.

Last month, Mitch Winehouse revealed that he had ordered the film to be re-edited upon seeing its original cut, claiming that the documentary had an "agenda" and had ended up portraying him and the rest of his family in “the worst possible light”.

Asif KapadiaDirector Asif Kapadia has been criticised by Amy Winehouse's father Mitch

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Amy Winehouse's Father Mitch Interested In Making Own Documentary


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Mitch Winehouse has maintained his opposition to the upcoming documentary film about his daughter Amy, saying that he would be interested in setting the record straight and working on a project of his own in the future.

Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia and due to be released on July 3rd in the UK and the rest of the world on July 10th, has won critical praise but drawn many objections from the late singer’s family, the most vocal of whom has been her father.

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Amy Trailer


Monumentally loved by all who met her, Amy Winehouse quickly rose to fame with her quirky image and extraordinary vocal style. But this was a woman who fell in love easily, and fell hard. A woman not equipped to deal with the press attention that lay before her. A woman too troubled to say no to anything that would help ease the pain of fame. After releasing a set of internationally acclaimed hits such as 'Rehab' and 'Back To Black', she was discovered dead in her home at the age of just 27, following a typical night of heavy binge drinking back in 2011. There were those who adored her and what she brought to music, but there were also those who would to anything to discredit her for a headline story. And headlines are exactly what they got.

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Producers Receive Objections From Winehouse Family


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Amy Winehouse’s biopic premiered at Cannes this weekend and the critics are ready to have their say.  The film, which tells Winehouse’s story from her early days right up until her death from alcohol at age 27, includes archive footage and interviews with Winehouse’s collaborators, friends and loved ones.

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Amy hits theatres in the UK this July.

"I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it," a young Winehouse can be heard saying in a particularly ominous clip.

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Impresses The Critics But Angers Singer's Family At Cannes Film Festival


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Amy, Senna director Asif Kapadia’s documentary about tragic singer Amy Winehouse premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, earning almost unanimous praise from the critics. But even before its premiere the film found itself making headlines in recent weeks, after the late singer’s family withdrew their support for the project last month.

Amy WinehouseAmy’s family have withdrawn support for the film.

Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father, said he felt the doc painted him as an absentee father and  told The Sun newspaper in April “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

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Amy Winehouse's Father Mitch Says Daughter "Would Be Furious" Over Upcoming Documentary


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Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has spoken out against the upcoming documentary on his daughter saying that it paints him as an absentee father. Mitch Winehouse is also said to have instructed lawyers to try and halt the release of film, which is due out in July.

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Speaking to The Sun after watching Amy for the first time Mitch said, “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

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A Week In Movies: The Longest Ride Premieres In L.A., Lost River Hits London, And Pee-Wee Films In California. New Trailers Arrive For D Train, Survivor, Masterminds And Amy


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Rising-star hunk Scott Eastwood hit the red carpet in Los Angeles this week for the premiere of his new movie The Longest Ride, a romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Sparks was on-hand as well, along with costars Oona Chaplin, Britt Robertson, Melissa Benoist and director George Tillman Jr.

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More: View the full set of pictures from The Longest Ride premiere here

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The Haunting Voice Of Amy Winehouse Is Back In Documentary, Amy


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The untimely death Amy Winehouse, the British singer-songwriter internationally-renowned for her deep vocals and eclectic mix of musical genres, proved a desperate blow for her legions of fans in July 2011. Now, four years later, Amy will come back to life through an intimate documentary of the same name that features unseen archive footage and previously unreleased tracks.

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The touching documentary about the talented singer hits cinemas this summer

Only 27 at the time of her death, the outstandingly talented, multi-award winning musician, joined an elite group of talent that died at 27 through drug or drink abuse, homicide or suicide.

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Amy - Teaser Trailer


Amy Winehouse was one of the most loved pop artists of her time, but also one of the most troubled. She produced a range of hits such as 'Rehab', 'You Know I'm No Good' and 'Back To Black' ahead of her untimely death at the age of just 27, when she was discovered in her home after a night of binge drinking in 2011. While music lovers revelled in her talent, others delighted in her troubles and were quick to attack her for her lifestyle as well as her relationships, with disastrous consequences. In a new documentary, her life before worldwide fame is explored; the innocence of her youth, her passion for making music and the blissful ignorance of the fate that fame and fortune would ultimately bring her.

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Haunting Trailer For 'Amy', Asif Kapadia's Documentary On Amy Winehouse, Released


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The first trailer for the upcoming documentary on Amy Winehouse has been released. Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, looks like it's going to be haunting, chilling but ultimately heartbreaking. The documentary has been widely anticipated since the project was announced two years ago.

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The promotional poster for Amy.

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Amy Winehouse Documentary From 'Senna' Director Set For UK Release This July


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Just weeks before the fourth anniversary of her untimely death, an intimate documentary about the life of singer Amy Winehouse will be released in the UK by Altitude Film Distribution. Amy, will be shown in UK cinemas beginning on July 3rd and comes from the team behind 2010’s award winning documentary on Formula One driver Ayrton Senna.

Amy WinehouseAmy will be shown at UK cinemas this July.

Winehouse was one of the most acclaimed singer’s of her generation and her 2006 album Back to Black would eventually become the UK's second best-selling album of the 21st century, as well as taking home a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal album. But the singer's life would be cut tragically short in 2011 when she died from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.

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Amy Winehouse Monday 13th July 2009 arriving at Gatwick airport after flying in from St Lucia

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Amy Winehouse - Monday 30th October 2006 at Grosvenor House London, England

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Amy Winehouse Monday 2nd August 2010 Amy Winehouse was spotted at the Good Mixer pub in Camden where she stayed drinking with friends until 1am London, England

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Amy Winehouse Friday 2nd July 2010 smokes a cigarette outside a pub in Camden London, England

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Amy Winehouse - Amy Winehouse lights up a cigarette London, England - as she leaves a bar in Great Compton Street, Soho with friends in the early hours of this morning. Wednesday 3rd February 2010

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Amy Winehouse Monday 23rd November 2009 leaving a clinic wearing a ring on her engagement finger London, England

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Amy Winehouse Thursday 23rd July 2009 arriving at City of Westminster Magistrates Court to face charges of assault London, England

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Nick Grimshaw, Amy Winehouse and Selfridges - Nick Grimshaw and Amy Winehouse London, England - The launch of Ray-Ban Colorize held at Selfridges Thursday 5th March 2009

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Amy Winehouse and Blake Wood - Amy Winehouse and Blake Wood London, England - looking happy as she goes for a drink in a local pub with friends. Tuesday 11th November 2008

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Amy Winehouse

Date of birth

14th September, 1983

Date of death

14th September, 2011

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.59




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