Here’s a good idea: take a watershed moment in contemporary music history and recreate it for the big screen, minus the music! That’ll work, right? Actually yes, it works a treat in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock.
Sure it was a marketing exercise, but that conservatives are still moaning about Woodstock 40 years later, still defining themselves against what they imagine was going on, speaks eloquently of music festival's power, says Tim Dunlop.
The Woodstock anniversary shows once again the power of the 60s social movements. Except, the women's movement challenged the madonna/whore distinction and we ended up with post-feminism and ... Madonna.
If you remember the '60s as a good time, you weren't there -- or you weren't there with The Australian'sDavid Burchell, writes Guy Rundle.
It's forty years since Woodstock and the Summer of Love of '69. It’s little wonder that Gen Xers and Gen Ys take a jaundiced view of Woodstock nostalgia.
End-of-week snippets from the travels of Guy Rundle, including Tom Switzer's fascinating trip to NZ, the greatest right-wing own goal of recent times, and a Woodstock flashback.
The NY Daily News track down Nick and Bobbi Ercoline, who were immortalised on the cover of the original 'Woodstock' album in an iconic picture of the two embracing under a filthy blanket. 40 years after the Summer of Love, they're still together.