Metallica

Metallica

This Monster Lives : the Inside Story of Some Kind of Monster

Book - 2004
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Metallica is one of the most successful hard-rock bands of all time, having sold more than ninety million albums worldwide. Receiving unique, unfettered access, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky followed Metallica over two and a half years as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges that threatened to destroy the bands just as they returned to the studio to record their first album in four years. While the documentary itself provides an insider's view of Metallica, the two and a half years of production (and more than 1,600 hours of footage) garnered far more than can be expressed in a two-hour film. Berlinger's book about the experience reveals the stories behind the film, capturing the energy, uncertainty, and ultimate triumph of both the filming and Metallica's bid for survival. It weaves the on-screen stories together with what happened off-screen, offering intimate details of the band's struggle amidst personnel changes, addiction, and controversy. In part because Berlinger was one of the only witnesses to the intensive group-therapy sessions and numerous band meetings, his account of his experience filming the band is the most honest and deeply probing book about Metallica - or any rock band - ever written. This is the book both Metallica and film fans have dreamed of - a stark and honest look at one of rock's most important bands through the eyes of the most provocative documentary filmmakers working today.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312333119
0312333110
Call Number: 782.4216 BERLINGER
Characteristics: xviii, 310 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Subjects: Metallica (Musical group)
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Some kind of monster (Motion picture)
Additional Contributors: Milner, Greg

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Kinderusya May 05, 2015

Very disappointing. This in not a story of Metallica (though it's supposed to be), it's more of a story about the two guys who made a film about Metallica and their (these guys') experience doing it. Not worth the read.

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