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Lambert & Stamp (2014)

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A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Stamp ... Himself (as Chris Stamp)
Kit Lambert ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Townshend ... Himself
Terence Stamp ... Himself
John Hemming John Hemming ... Himself
Richard Barnes Richard Barnes ... Himself
Keith Moon ... Himself (archive footage)
Heather Daltrey Heather Daltrey ... Herself
Constant Lambert Constant Lambert ... Himself, Christian 'Kit' Lambert's father (archive footage)
Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall ... Himself
Roger Daltrey ... Himself
Irish Jack Irish Jack ... Himself
John Entwistle ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock 'n' roll history. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp Hatched an Elaborate Plan. Somewhere Along the Way They Created a Phenomenon Known as THE WHO.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lambert & Stamp (The Who) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,500, 5 April 2015

Gross USA:

$182,851
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Christopher Stamp: It's very difficult to know, you know, the moments you love someone a lot of the time.
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Soundtracks

A Quick One, While He's Away
Written by Pete Townshend
Published by TRO - Essex Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of Polydor Limited / Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Can't Explain
16 May 2015 | by clarkj-565-161336See all my reviews

The British Navy ruled the waves for hundreds of years. The British also ruled the waves in the 60s, the airwaves. This doc gives you insight into the incredible management team of Kit Lambert and Christopher Stamp. I think any one studying management or leadership would benefit from all the insights presented in the film.

Kit Lambert came from an aristocratic background; private schools, Oxford, British Army and adventure trek up the Amazon (this could be a movie all by itself). Christopher Stamp from a rough working background, his dad was a tugboat captain. The family survived the Blitz and his brother Terence began a film career in 1962, so the future looked promising. He met Kit at the Shepperton Film Studios, where they were both working on film projects. You can almost feel how the pair worked from various clips in the film. Chris was the charismatic charmer and Kit won the trust of the artists and helped shape a vision. They planned their project with the Who with a multimedia approach, years ahead of their time.

I think the two most revealing moments in the doc were the two interviews with the German and French crews. Kit described his total philosophy in impeccable German and French, no mean feat in itself. Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry also give invaluable insight into the formation and development of the WHO. I remember seeing the WHO in Montreal around 1967 at the Forum. It was a sensational show, and yes Pete put his guitar through the amp! Cool!


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