Woodstock remembered

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ZOOMER magazine has a piece with pictures in honour of the famous event, the iconic music festival.

Go here.

Several years ago The New York Times had a feature article on Woodstock (the event; Aug 1969) with a cool slideshow, some videos and text, and with some information about the movie that followed the event.

Bob wrote about the movie for the Vancouver Sun.

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Sound from the Island


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Way back in the 70s I wrote an arts column for The Vancouver Sun.  Take a look at this piece on its anniversary!

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Woodstock 1970 – from out of the past.

[Republished from 2012.]

Several years ago The New York Times had a feature article on Woodstock (the event; Aug 1969) with a cool slideshow, some videos and text, and with some information about the movie that followed the event. On the 45th anniversary of the event

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One reviewer who did not like the movie  was  Robert Lane, who wrote in his “The Sound From the Island” column in The Vancouver Sun, June 5, 1970:

Woodstock is the movie that will out gross The Graduate. It is just as big a put-on as a Disney animal story; complete with beautiful nature scenes and cuddly, warm, lovable animals to be sentimental about.

Les Wedman began his recent review with this modest claim: “Woodstock is the movie, that entirely on its own, can bridge the generation gap …” Oh, come on Mr. Wedman, what kind of bridge do you have in mind? Dollar bills?

The movie is entirely contrived, selective to the point of leaving out any hint of violence, and attempts to suggest that all is pastoral, pure, and sylvan and that a love-in similar to Woodstock is the way to solve all the real problems in the world today.

Read the review here.