Digital Dreams (1983)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Computers, Instrumental Music, Music History  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Wavering between straight documentary and cinema verite, Digital Dreams outlines the life, loves, works, and aspirations of Bill Wyman (1936- ), bass guitarist for the Rolling Stones. Having left the Stones during their 1981 Steel Wheels tour, Wyman, who'd previously cut solo albums in 1974 and 1976, endeavors to establish his own separate musical identity. This is conveyed by a steady stream of hallucinatory images, and by occasional Yellow Submarine-style animated sequences. Throughout, Wyman's music is performed con brio by the London Symphony Orchestra. Also starring Hollywood leading man James Coburn, Digital Dreams was directed by Oscar nominee Robert Dornhelm, an old hand at musical docudramas.

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computers, fantasy-world, musician, obsession, orchestra, retrospective, rock-music