Sympathy For The Devil is a landmark film that offers viewers a glimpse into the creative process of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Rolling Stones. Directed by renowned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, the film is a combination of political reflections and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic song “Sympathy For The Devil.”
Recently, the film has been given a 4K restoration from the original 35mm camera negative, making it available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital services. The restoration was supervised by the original cinematographer, Tony Richmond, who has an impressive list of credits including Let it Be and Don’t Look Now.
The film was shot during the recording of “Sympathy For The Devil” in June of 1968 at Olympic Sound Studios in London. The Rolling Stones were joined by other musicians and collaborators such as Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg, and James Fox. The resulting footage captures the energy and creativity of the band during this iconic recording session.
Sympathy For The Devil is an important film that offers a unique perspective on the making of one of The Rolling Stones’ most memorable songs. With this new 4K restoration, fans can experience the film in a new and improved way, and appreciate the work of Godard and Richmond in creating a cinematic masterpiece that combines music, politics, and art.
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