FILM REVIEW: The Stone Roses – Made Of Stone
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Interestingly there’s not actually that much drama in the run up to the reunion. There is the much made of incident where drummer Reni walks out of a warm-up gig in Amsterdam before the encore and the ensuing doubt that he’ll rejoin the resurrection. However that cannot stop the ending which we all know came to pass. The Stone Roses were resurrected brilliantly and iconicly at Heaton Park.
The inclusion of the fans, young and old, is what generates the most smiles. Meadows perfectly captures their feelings at this seemingly miraculous event. The looks on their faces portray how it feels to love and dance along to the Stone Roses in a live setting better than any words ever could. It’s completely euphoric. If you’re not a fan or if you’re just learning about them, I would bet their faces alone would sell you on them. Meadows is also generous with footage of the four actually performing. All the big songs feature; Made of Stone, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums, Fools Gold, I Wanna Be Adored, I Am The Resurrection, This Is The One. You will be tapping your feet by the end.
Shane Meadows has created a beautiful homage to a band he clearly loves and as a fellow fan I’m grateful that such a massive moment in my life has been chronicled in such an artistic way. If only I could see myself in the crowd that I know I was in…
Watch the trailer for Made in Stone: