Watch One Direction This Is Us Online Free Almost every rock film since A
Hard Day's Night in 1964, one of the best, has been at the behest of
the band, with the filmmaker working for the management. Despite that,
there have been some great ones: D. A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back
about Bob Dylan, or his film about the Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter;
Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz about The Band; Jonathan Demme's Stop
Making Sense about Talking Heads; Taylor Hackford's Chuck Berry, Hail!
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greater the band or artist, and the more freedom given the director, the
better the film. Albert Grossman was one of the hardest men in the
music business yet Pennebaker was still able to capture a lot about
Dylan. Richard Lester's films with the Beatles were highly scripted and
unreal but they managed to communicate much about the personalities of
the Fab Four.
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biggest boy band. According to their management, they've sold 19 million
singles and 10 million albums since they came together in 2010, the
brainchild of impresario Simon Cowell. Each of the five young men had
auditioned separately for The X Factor. None made it through but Cowell
says it took him about 10 minutes to decide to put them together.
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centre-screen, majestic in an opulent house, the picture of success. As
producer of the film, he gets to choose how he is presented and by whom.
The director is Morgan Spurlock, who made his name eating too much
McDonald's in Super Size Me (2004). Spurlock does a professional job
here, with both hands tied behind his back. It's a feature-length
commercial for a $50 million product. Their first single went straight
to No. 1 in Britain. Their first studio album debuted in the US at No.
1. No other British band has done that. That much money buys a lot of
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nothing about them before seeing this film. I knew a great deal more by
the end, none of it credible. That's the problem with a promo film: it's
as trustworthy as any other piece of advertising. The content is
rigidly and ruthlessly controlled. There is no smoking, swearing, nor
even a cross look between the five boys, each of whom appears with
distinctive hairdo at the ready at all times. The reaction shots of
their screaming fans are just as controlled: all women, all ages, all
smitten. What about girls backstage? Not on your life. We never see a
girlfriend, if they're allowed to have them, because that would break
every fan's heart. They might sing about doing it all night with you,
but they're like The Monkees off stage, only cleaner and cuter.
Download One Direction This Is Us We learn very little about each
boy. An opening montage stresses modest origins in modest towns. The
soulful Liam Payne comes from Wolverhampton, dreamy Louis Tomlinson from
Doncaster, the princely Zayn Malik from Bradford and tousled Niall
Horan from Mullingar in Ireland. And of course, there is Harry Styles
from Cheshire, the very model of a boy-band beauty, a kid so attractive
that knees buckle and bladders strain.
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voice and a mischievous air. He comes across as a joker and a thinker,
aware of the transience of success. In a band where trouble never visits
- at least according to the script - Harry is bound to be trouble, but I
guess we'll have to wait years to find out. For now, it's all happy
lads together, with backstage high jinks and practical jokes, waving to
the fans and sleepovers together in hotel rooms or on the bus. Every
five minutes, we cut to a new performance, taken from their punishing
world tour last year.
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This part, at least, is true. These young men work hard. Their concerts
are slick and professional but they are generous with their fans,
boy bands; they don't dance in unison and their body language suggests
they are the best of friends. It's part of the concept, but it might
also be true.
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there is something moving about this, because Spurlock captures them at
their peak, before the fall. ''I don't think we'll ever do anything
better than this,'' says one. They're huddled around a campfire in the
woods in Sweden, all alone (except for the film crew). They talk about
whether they'll be mates for life and all agree they will be. It's
touching. At least in this film, they'll be ''forever young'', to quote
one of their song lyrics borrowed from Mr Dylan.