Neil Young documentary gets up close and personal … literally

Posted: June 13, 2012 at 12:14 am


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By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES Neil Young Journeys, the new concert film reuniting the idiosyncratic Canadian rocker and director Jonathan Demme, raises the notion of spitting distance to a whole new level.

While filming Young in concert last year at Massey Hall in Toronto, Demme employed microphone-mounted cameras to capture the performance from unusual angles, including close-ups of Youngs mouth. In the middle of the song Hitchhiker, which traces the musicians life story from his early years in Canada through rock stardom in the U.S., saliva lands directly on the camera lens.

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The 25th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert featured guest performers Beck, Mumford & Sons, Los Invisibles with Carlos Santana, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Tony Bennett, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Arcade Fire and of course organizer Neil Young. Photos by Shawn Parker, heyreverb.com

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The 25th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert featured guest performers Beck, Mumford & Sons, Los Invisibles with Carlos Santana, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Tony Bennett, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Arcade Fire and of course organizer Neil Young. Photos by Shawn Parker, heyreverb.com

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The 25th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert featured guest performers Beck, Mumford & Sons, Los Invisibles with Carlos Santana, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, Tony Bennett, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Arcade Fire and of course organizer Neil Young. Photos by Shawn Parker, heyreverb.com

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