The Fall: The Wonderful, Frightening World of Mark E. Smith

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Release Date: February 15, 2008 (limited)

1h 0m | Documentary


One of the most enigmatic, idiosyncratic and chaotic garage bands of the last 30 years, The Fall are lead by the belligerent and poetic Mark E Smith, with various line-ups currently totalling over 40 different members.

They have never conformed to fashion or musical trends and when asked why they were his favourite band, John Peel replied, "They are always different, they are always the same." Now for the first time, Mark E. Smith agrees to tell the story of The Fall and its tumultuous history alongside footage of their last Peel Session.

Contributors include past and present band members including Marc Riley, Una Baines, Steve Hanley, Ben Pritchard and Eleni Smith plus thoughts from key fans/critics including Paul Morley, Tony Wilson, Stewart Lee, promoter Alan Wise, original Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon and Franz Ferdinand.

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