A good documentary about the band from their beginnings. Couple of comments: this documentary is directed by Mat Whitecross, a Brit who's directed other music-related documentaries. But the combination of Noel Gallagher's songwriting talent and Liam's unique distinctive voice are the stuff that rock history is made of. Its an honest film and the views of all the people involved is given. There's certainly a lot to cover in such a relatively short musical lifetime, and this film soaks you up in pretty much of it and leaves you feeling only minimally deflated after nearly two hours. And its for all to see up there on screen, the original bands awareness of themselves beyond the cocaine fuelled hedonism and, of course, the wealth.
At their peak, they claimed to be better than the Beatles. I was wondering how such simpletons could drum up such deep and creative lyrics. I left the theatre with a real sense that I knew Liam and Noel a little better, and understood them a little more. Relatively speaking, Supersonic 2016 is hogwash. The roots of this antagonism between the brothers seems to stem from their relationship with their abusive father who played them off against each other. Refreshingly, Noel and Liam are candid about the band's drug use on the road which triggered the first of numerous Noel walkouts and the abusive relationship with their estranged father Thomas, which got ugly when Thomas started using the press who were suckers for anything Oasis- related to his advantage. We did for sometime anyway.
. While this documentary has musical scenes they are meaningful and don't detract from the narrative. Noels songwriting is the key to the success, but Liams vocals where also crucial. Unlike The Beatles, whose settled on democracy worked, with Oasis something explosive was always brewing. They were so hot, with 2.
As the movie opens, the voice-over mentions that the band went in less than 3 years from signing to a label to headlining Knebworth 1996 in front of 250,000 fans, and the footage shows us the mega-madness that event was. He did this by picking one son as a favourite and the other he abused physically. Biblical, well I ain't no God fearing person but Whatever, the film captures, for most part, the simplicity we brought to being a modern day Rock n Roll star. Life sometimes has twists, it does something that is the least expected thing you or anyone else thought would happen, then bang, nothing is the same afterwards. A thoroughly entertaining 8 out of ten. Well, I don't know about that, but I guarantee that the legion of fans they had, that could have filled up a stadium 2 weeks in succession is not something to take jokingly. The supreme confidence of Liam and Noel made Oasis the swaggering force of rock music, and comes across — even 20 years later — in the interviews.
The film ends with musing that, in the modern digital age, a similar story couldn't happen now. Looking back their music was very good, even if Liam and Noel were total arses. Maybe a little bit of maturity would had meant their creative peak would had lasted longer. A great feeling in the theatre that we had all seen something special. They reached the top and they were the cock of the north. Oleh Dunia21 Synopsis An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed, and features hours of footage of new interviews with Noel and Liam Gallagher, their mother, and members of the band and road crew.
I think that's a good enough reason to watch anything. For the fans this is showing that we are just lucky guys who wrote and performed some great songs that caught the mood around at the time for a certain generation. At this point we're 10 min. But this documentary film - from the makers of Senna and Amy - was a brilliant portrayal of the rise and rise of the band in their early years. Damn that is bad lol I will give this 10 stars coz it has laughter , sadness and great musical moment that kept me fully entertained Lets hope this movie does well and sparks a comeback with the band :P A must see for any music of this genre fan and just for the pure interest to how they were back in the day. Noel Gallagher who wrote the songs acknowledged in this documentary that after the release of What's the Story Morning Glory? This is a pretty entertaining, though often uneasy, window into that time. There is an incredibly intense personal telling of this story through scraps of dialogue from the band patched together with their music.
The documentary is framed by the band's biggest moment, two nights at Knebworth in August 1996, the band flying over the massive crowd in a helicopter. Popular musicians can pass from obscurity to worldwide fame in a very short period of time; and that's the focus of 'Oasis: Supersonic', a documentary which charts the rapid rise of the Gallagher brothers' band. I watched with great interest this documentary, I wanted to know more about the band Oasis. The band members are from lower middle class roots yet their intelligence and wicked sense of humor shine through thick accents and lazy grammar at every step along their narrative. They went from performing together for a few times to recording an album and gaining some fame and momentum, to recording a second album and becoming the biggest band on the planet. Being a die hard Oasis fan, I was supremely disappointed in this documentary.
Though history will downplay it today for a run of almost five years it was like the craziness of 1964 all over again. This film was heartwarming in it's authenticity, it's portrayal felt very real. These rough round the edges Mancunian boys were uncompromising in their ways, and presented an alternative to the cookie cut vision of what a music personality should be, but managed to secure a series of consecutive hits before conflicting personalities, inter-band dynamics and the advent of ready made pop culture sought to bring them down. These Guys wrote and performed some amazing music, they seemed to remain true to who they were and nothing deterred them from being who they were - they did't give a flying F k and i respect them for that. Supersonic is a warts and all documentary on Oasis. The heated, love-hate relationship between Liam and Noel is an important part of the documentary.
There are two sides to it for the fan and the icon. I played in a Manchester band in the early 90s and I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Oasis but this film revealed a new perspective. And that's where the only real problem with this film lies; it is an advert for brand Oasis and it is very kind to them. This film shows the rise of Oasis, from humble beginnings to becoming the greatest rock n' roll band of a generation. It's very likely to be a protracted time for any other band to get a window into Beatle Mania i. However, later on in that decade, the Britpop phenomenon exploded onto the scene, and him, his brother Liam and two others jumped on the bandwagon, and formed the swaggering, rough round the edges rock group that went on to become the legendary Oasis. This film takes you through the two years from 'Definitely Maybe' being released, to the few months after 'What's the Story Morning Glory hit the shops and the massive Knebworth gigs.
Mat Whitecross is a talented director. What was the display in aid of? In general, I'm sceptical about theories about the end of history; even so, twenty-plus years since Oasis played Knebworth, it's hard to think of a band since that has, however briefly, seemed so totally to capture the national mood. The documentary is great but could have been broader, deeper and more detailed. I am independent, while he craves attention and begs 'play with me! The film deals only with the time in which the band went in less than 3 years from signing to a label to its apotheosis at the Knebworth concert in 1996 in front of a quarter of a million fans. Nothing to do with the Beatles, not that kind of history and any comparison would end to be heavy and unmotivated. Much of the crowd roared with delight at the funny bits, and seemed completely into the movie as was I. Oasis is proof that one doesn't need to be a good singer, but have stage-presence, a f-all attitude and possibly a very very f'ed up character to become famous.