Hey, Qt3ers, help a fellow out! I’m gathering research on stories about being in a band. Not huge bands like the story of Fleetwood Mac or something, but small bands just getting started. Specifically, I’m most interested in the kind of drama that plays out between the members.
A favorite is The Commitments, so I’m very familiar with that. And I watched Sing Street not too long ago, too.
I have put The Runaways on my list to watch.
Any other movies come to mind? Or, I guess, any TV shows, if there are any.
Sing Street was the first one that came to my mind. Along the same lines, Once somewhat fits your description although not really. I mention it because it’s such a lovely movie that everyone should watch again.
I regret that I only saw this movie for the first time two months ago.
DEWEY COX: I don't need people around me, stifling me. So if you don't like it, there's the door.
THEO: Dewey, are you sayin' you don't need us no more?
DEWEY COX: Not unless you can open your minds... and LEARN TO PLAY THE FUCKING THEREMIN!
Edit: oh, and for a similar, more band-oriented but less funny version of the same story, there’s POPSTAR: Never Stop Never Stopping.
Also, I have a soft spot in my heart for the secret subversion of the Josie and the Pussycats movie.
And Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World!
Great suggestions, guys! If you can think of more, keep 'em coming!
BTW, I watched The Runaways last night (about the band with Joan Jett, Lita Ford, et al.) and it was quite good. A fairly impressionistic and stylized telling of its story. Kristen Stewart was so-so (certainly had the look, but couldn’t really do the voice) but Dakota Fanning was good. Michael Shannon was just… weird? Not necessarily in that good weird Michael Shannon way?