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Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon is a movie starring Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, and The Beach Boys. A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys,...

Running Time
1 hours 22 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Music, Documentary
Andrew Slater
Andrew Slater, Eric Barrett
Beck, Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Comments about music «Echo in the Canyon» (18)

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Paul Griffin

I was in love with Echo in the Canyon. The music is wonderful, the story is engaging and the performances are very good. I have seen this movie several times and it is always a great experience. I've heard that the movie is not that good, but I don't believe that. It's a very powerful movie. I saw it twice and I plan to see it again. I really recommend it to anyone who loves music and movies. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen and I have seen many. I recommend it to anyone.

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Hannah Clark

I attended this film at a festival in Nashville and it was one of those good late-night, post-show entertainment in a theater that has a projector going so everyone is on the same floor and we can go back to the film at any time we want to. It's a very good movie and I think the director did a very good job of explaining the history and setting of the film and putting people at ease with the material. However, I thought that the direction was a bit disjointed, as was the editing. The film starts out in the 1950s and moves to 1970s, with a number of different versions of that year. I really wish they had tied everything together better, as if they had, the film would have been a lot more interesting. The acting was good, and I especially liked the views from inside the Church as the sun sets.

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Harry B.

Catch the performance of 'Kojak' from John Cassavetes at the 2009 Austin film festival! John C.C. and Joe Bologna from 'Born Into Brothels' give the music of 'The Day the World Ended' a bit of a 'tear' in the heart of 'The Human Race'. and the warmest I've ever felt after watching a film about the last days of the human race. My first exposure to Cassavetes was seeing the film 'Cut' (with Kevin Spacey and Michael Clarke Duncan). This film was very good, and I have wanted to see the film 'Last Dance' ever since. It was very sad, but it also brought some humor in it's own way. 'The Day the World Ended' is one of the greatest movies I have ever seen, and 'The Human Race' is one of the best films I've ever seen!

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Amy Lucas

I saw this movie last night and thought it was very good. The music was so good and I thought the story was very interesting. I liked that the focus was on a band and the story was all about them. I would definitely recommend this movie.

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Emily B.

I saw this film on a DVD with a free admission. I am a huge fan of the Beatles, and have a lot of Beatles memorabilia. I was not expecting much, but I was not disappointed. The film is a chronological history of the Beatles. The story is told through interviews with the band members and others. The music is amazing, and the film is great. The music is very well done, and the interviews are very interesting. I recommend this film to everyone. I am not a fan of the Beatles, but I am a fan of music. This film is an excellent addition to the Beatles music.

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Phillip Alvarez

I saw this film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a combination of interviews with many of the people involved in the making of the film, and interviews with the actors who portrayed the songs in the film. It is a unique look at the making of the film, and a great example of how a film can be made and still be interesting to people. It is also a great film for people who love rock and roll. This film is definitely not for everyone, but if you are looking for a good rock and roll film, you will not be disappointed.

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Doris Brown

I think the most important thing that I learned from this documentary was that the people who are making music today are in the process of losing their creative spark. They're trying to make something more commercial than what they actually are. I think that this is a great film for everyone to see. It shows that creativity is a vital part of human existence. I think that it's a great way to start to make a change in your own life.

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Eric S.

The movie is well worth watching and I have watched it twice. The only problem I have with it is that it's a bit too long. The first hour of the movie is very engaging and it's the first time I've seen a movie that really captures the feel of the era. However, the second hour seems to drag on. It seems as if they were trying to squeeze too much into the time frame and I think it would have been better to cut some of the unnecessary scenes. This is a good movie for the fans of the music. It's also a good movie for people who want to learn more about the music and the culture.

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Larry Wallace

I haven't seen the original film, so I can't comment on that, but I feel this film is better than the previous one. The film was a little slow at times, but it was still very good, especially with the music. I liked the music as well as the actors, especially the ones who played Jason and Emily. I think it was the first time I saw him with a younger actress, and he was really cute and he seemed to be a great actor. I don't think he had a big role in the original, but I'm glad I watched this movie. I think the music was also great, especially the "Show Me Love" song. It was one of my favorite songs from the original and I'm glad I finally had the chance to hear it. I think the director really captured the spirit of the original film very well. I also liked the cinematography, especially the waterfall and the way it looks from the camera. It is a nice film to watch on a rainy day, because you don't have to worry about the weather. It is also an inspirational film for those of us who had to live through difficult times. As I've said, the music was also very good, especially the "Show Me Love" song. I think the "Oh, Honey" song was also good. The way the movie was shot was also good, but I feel that it could have been a little better. It was filmed in black and white and they didn't use any color filters. It was a little bit boring and sometimes it seemed to me like they were holding the camera off of the screen. Overall, it was a good movie to watch.

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This documentary was so much more than what I expected. I knew it was going to be about the politics, I knew that we're going to see a lot of cliche anti-government propaganda. But this is more than that. It was about the dangers of abortion and a bunch of people who are just like me, and how they think about the situation from both sides. I am a conservative Catholic, and this film made me feel like I am getting the same message from the Catholic Church, and from all the people who get the message from the Catholic Church, that abortion is an evil. They tell you it's wrong to be pro-life. And they tell you that abortion is wrong for them. And so this film is going to be something that I will have in my collection forever. That is the ultimate statement of how the Catholic Church can just force you to think for the rest of your life, whether you like it or not. It's the ultimate view that Catholic Church can be used to tell you what to think about everything, and can just force you to do whatever they want you to do.

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Roy G.

There is little to no reason to show in a documentary how someone left the band, why they chose to do so, or how they met up with an alternative music sensation (I wish there was more that I could add to this, but I was at a loss to even suggest adding material). This is a simple, honest account of how the band came to be, why they left, and how they have made it. I feel that this is more "music-related" than "rock documentary", but still worth a look. Having said that, it doesn't really have anything to say about a second band that formed after the death of the first (if you're going to give it that much of a mention, why don't you spend a bit more time on the band before you go and play a "rock documentary", or put it more in the context of a story about a band that has more musical influences from alternative music than rock). For the next person to see this, please keep in mind that you're not seeing rock footage, but rather a documentary that goes back in time and tries to explain the band, their thinking, how the band got together, what they were thinking about, and more. The movie is pretty short, but I would say that there isn't a point in watching it if you can't appreciate the stories in the band and the documentaries that tie into the story. So for those who have no idea about the history of what happened, or just don't care, see it if you can, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it.

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Craig G.

The world needs to be aware of the simple act of music for its many sonic benefits. Some of the deepest feelings are captured in the sounds of the human voice, and as a matter of fact, it is often the instrument of the mute, as we know it, which is most commonly used in those times, especially in cultures that emphasize harmony. The use of the guitar was the first musical instrument to be invented, and as you might expect, it has since become a sacred instrument, used to express the most profound ideas, as well as the most important things in life. In the mid-19th century, guitars had become a point of influence in order to express popular ideas. Since then, guitarists have been revered, even worshipped. Through this documentary, it is revealed that the instrument is a symbol of the past, an important word in the history of human civilization. Through the music of early-20th century musicians, the mystery of the instrument will be revealed. The microphone is used to let you listen directly to the instrument, giving the clarity and depth of a large audience, but also allowing you to feel the sense of awe and excitement. As one can see, the movie is a unique experience in terms of creativity, and capturing the essence of what music is all about. You will know that you've been touched by music once you listen to the many sound clips, and especially once you watch this powerful film. Truly, the music of the twentieth century was the result of a legendary concert, and the music of the world needs to be remembered through the simplicity of music. This film shows the history of the music of the guitar. For those who are passionate about music, and for those who are curious about this unique instrument, the future is very bright. The guitar has only grown more powerful as time has gone by, and the guitarists have become legends. To be remembered and honored, the guitar would need to become an instrument of music in every age.

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I'm sure that some of you will be disappointed, but I thought that it was a very well put together documentary that was kind of interesting and touching. I think it was the only documentary I've seen that actually provided a message about why "soul" is important and that I wasn't sitting there feeling like I just wasted my life watching it.

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Martha Jones

Just saw this at the Toronto Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award. What a great film, it kept me enthralled the entire time. You have to understand the environment of a desert, with no drainage systems. The sound was excellent and I was happy to have learned about the culture of these people. The film was really well done. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see something that's not a "western".

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I am not a movie critic. I just do it because the mainstream critics are like the "Gumby" of modern times. The ones who can't see a movie as an art form. "Johnny Depp is a fish". "Johnny Depp is a lobster". and on and on and on. This movie is like watching a mountain-climber who is amazed at the beauty of nature, or the driving-pans that go on for ages. It's like this is an amazing movie but you have no concept of how wonderful it is. It's like when you take a pet-pet-mall DVD, go to the video store, pick up the all-time "Ultimate Box Set" and only find an old video that is 3 or 4 years old. The "Blu-ray" is totally different from the originals. It is a newer and shiny format that had a certain dark & cool look, so you know what it is. It's like this is an amazing movie but you are too lazy to really think of it as an amazing movie. Like watching your step-daughter playing with her doll. Just like watching your step-daughter in a multi-colored dress. It's a lot easier to say "wow, it's so cool but not really" rather than really "wow, this is so's the coolest movie of the decade!" Nowadays, the "Gumby"s are all just like this. Not a great movie, just an "Unexpected Beauty".

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Willie Murphy

I had the pleasure of seeing this film at a screening at the National Film Theatre in London. From what I can tell it is the first film to be shown here that is produced by a non-profit, and has had an excellent response from audiences. "Canyon" is a meditation on suicide and how it affects loved ones. It seems as though there are more people that have similar thoughts, that they have never thought about them, and that are affected by it. The film then shows clips from several "disappearing" families. I would recommend this film to people with suicidal thoughts or people who are grieving over the loss of a loved one. I would also recommend watching this film on a rainy day, or on a rainy night if you have it on DVD. The film is light-hearted and light-hearted, with a good message for the viewer. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to others. Recommended 9/10.

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Louis Holland

I think this documentary really captures the point of the band. It is nice to see the real deal; to see how they really are. They don't look like the stuffy rock stars you usually see in films. They seem a lot more like the people that could potentially be in their position. I thought the editing was amazing, and the musicianship was very impressive, especially in the studio. I really liked how they put the music in context and explored how they got there, like if they had been any other band, they would have had that usual style and instruments and the typical stuff. Also, the movie goes into how the band was on the road, and how they got to where they were at the time of this documentary, including a few backstage stories. This is a film that should be in any music fan's collection, and definitely should be on the bar. It is a very good documentary and is much more than a compilation of a few concerts. It shows the band in the proper context, in the context of the band. 9/10

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I have been a huge fan of the music of Tom Waits for many years and was a little disappointed to see that this documentary was not an interview with him. What a shame, because this is the only interview I have ever seen that has his full and truthful voice. I really enjoyed the way that the music was presented. It was as if the musicians were playing for themselves, not the audience. The best part was the music itself. The documentary was a great look at the life of a musician, not just his music. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about this artist.