concert film


concert film
(rock or comedy)
  a film that records the live concert performance of musician(s), a band/group, or stand-up comic(s); concert films are often edited over the course of many performances and/or staged for the camera with multiple set-ups, and can be considered pseudo-documentaries; a rock concert is aka rockumentary
  Examples: famous musical rock concert films include Monterey Pop (1968), The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter (1970), Let It Be (1970), Woodstock (1970), George Harrison's "Concert for Bangladesh" (1972), The Last Waltz (1978), Stop Making Sense (1984), and Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991); famous stand-up comedy concert film performances include Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) and Bill Cosby, Himself (1983)

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