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The Quiet One

The Quiet One is a movie starring Bill Wyman, Suzanne Accosta, and Tony Chapman. THE QUIET ONE offers a unique, never before revealed and behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of the life and career of Bill Wyman, former,...

Other Titles
It's Always the Quiet Ones
Running Time
1 hours 38 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Music
Oliver Murray
Oliver Murray
Bill Wyman, Tony Chapman, Suzanne Accosta, Eric Clapton
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

THE QUIET ONE offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of the life and career of Bill Wyman, former founding member of the Rolling Stones and renaissance man of rock and roll. Against the odds Bill escaped a bleak future in post-war, working class London to find himself at the very centre of a musical and cultural revolution. As a Rolling Stone he embarked on record-breaking world tours, dealt with feuding band mates and befriended some of the world's most iconic musicians, actors, sportsmen and artists. Then, to people's amazement he walked away from it all to commit to a new family and to set about documenting and preserving the memory of the 'rock and roll revolution'. Since leaving the Stones Bill has toured the world with his all-star band the Rhythm Kings as well as exhibiting his renowned photography. A keen archaeologist, Bill acts as a historical consultant on film and documentary projects and has written nine books on a variety of subjects. Throughout his career Bill shot hours of unseen film footage, took thousands of photographs, collected a vast archive of memorabilia and kept a detailed diary of each and every single day. Watching this footage and hearing the stories is like going back in time and standing at Bill's shoulder, experiencing this privileged access at first hand. The film uses his huge archive as the catalyst for stories about Bill's experience of wartime poverty, his love of blues music, the rise of the Rolling Stones, the 1960s counter culture, exile in France, his 1970s super groups, 1980s excesses and his life's work documenting and preserving the memory of such an important period of cultural and musical history.

Comments about documentary «The Quiet One» (19)

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Carl R.

I've been in love with music since I was a kid and as a teenager I'd be playing songs from the 1970s and 80s that I had written, recorded and performed on stage. I'm happy to say that I'm not an old hippy like most of the other reviewers here, I'm just a guy who loves music. That said, I don't really like the way this documentary is presented. There's a lot of behind the scenes footage of people in the studio recording music, but it's really just a bunch of clips from the various albums that I've recorded over the years. There are some cool moments in there, but the main focus of the film is on the concerts, which I think is a mistake. I feel like a lot of the audience would've been left wanting more. They were talking about how much they loved the music, but the majority of the audience just seems to be standing around looking at the screen. It's not like I'm trying to force my opinions down your throat, I just don't feel like I was shown enough to get my opinion across. I really want to know more about the bands, and I'm not even going to try and explain the songs. That would just be a waste of time. I just think that there should've been more of a focus on the music, but I know that it's hard to get in the mood for the music if you're not really familiar with it. I know that the band's fans will like the concerts, but I just don't think it would've been a fair presentation of them if they weren't talking about it. It's like a couple of people go to a concert, one says "Wow, this band is really good" and the other guy says "They're really good" and the other guy says "They're really good". That just doesn't cut it for me. I'm not saying that the songs don't belong to the band, but I think it would've been nice to hear some of the behind the scenes stuff. I think that the film is a good listen, but I don't think it's the best way to experience the music. I just think that the people who really love the music should see the concerts first, and then just enjoy the music. I think the performances are better than the music, and that's why I don't think the film was a bad thing.

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I think it's a shame that this film is not more widely known. I am not a big fan of Johnny Cash but I think this documentary is very revealing and shows a lot about him. The soundtrack is also very good. You will enjoy this film as much as I did.

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I felt as though the documentary was largely focussing on the frontman, although the music was excellent. I was very much looking forward to the music and how it is captured, but I did not find it that good. Some of the vocalisation was terrible and others completely incomprehensible. I was disappointed with some of the performances, I found some of the band members a little stiff. I also didn't understand what was being said in some of the interviews. It is not a good documentary to watch. All the musicians are fascinating, but not particularly interesting. It was made clear to me that they were not paid to do the interviews. I don't know whether that was deliberate or not, but it is a common way of getting musicians to speak for their work. I do not want to say this is a terrible documentary, but it was quite poor. The real music did not impress me at all.

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Elisha Cuthbert did a great job in this movie. She was able to portray a teenage girl who went through the late 60's to early 70's with great sensitivity and sympathy. She is well balanced and real in her portrayal of the teenage girl. The film was great. The first scene in which the camera follows a girl through a small room and up to a balcony is brilliant. The music at the end of the film is excellent as well. I would like to see more like this. I am glad to see that the music has not been restricted for the film's release.

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Dennis G.

Well, this film had a very interesting perspective on one of the most widely misunderstood subjects in modern music. Whilst it may not be for everyone, I found it very well made and insightful. From the beginning to the end, there were plenty of surprises and images to keep me engrossed. The part of the film that made me the most curious was when two of the actors spoke about a certain singer that was famous in the 1940s. The story of her life was very interesting, and after watching the film, I would certainly recommend it to those who are interested in her music. A well made film. I feel it will be a good choice for those who want to explore and learn more about the world of music.

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Christopher J.

With the benefit of hindsight, I now know that I was completely wrong in my original opinion of the film. The Quiet One is a real film. It is about a small group of young musicians who make a living by playing music for the homeless. The film is really about their lives and the ways in which they are being impacted by the war in Iraq. The music they play is very good and it brings out the sadness of the situation in Iraq. There is nothing in the film that is sensationalist or sensationalistic in the least bit. The interviews and their interviews are real. I was very surprised to find out that the most shocking part of the film was the reaction of one of the musicians to the film. The musicians were a small group, so there was no one in the film that had anything negative to say about the war. As I watched the film, I was really trying to see what kind of impact the film would have on me. The film definitely has a message about the war, and it is a very powerful message. I would say that it is one of the best documentaries I have seen. It is really worth watching, but it is not a film that I would recommend to anyone.

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Patrick S.

Well, I'm a big fan of John Travolta and still am. It is a shame that the films produced by that relationship are so poor. I like him in the leading role and this film shows him in a lot of ways that is quite unexpected. He had the perfect tone of approach to the character, one that is far from a "bratty teenager" and we can see that he is a brilliant actor. He was great, maybe even better than I expected, because his performance is as brilliant as the rest of the cast. (Some others: Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Goodman, Eddie Izzard, Julianne Moore) I'm a big fan of Anderson's films and I'm surprised that he was not nominated for Best Director. My opinion is that the Oscars should not be given to anyone but the best director. Anderson's direction was very subtle and I think that the movie would not have been what it was without his performance. I like the way the film shows the contradictions and the contradictions are the same thing. There are so many contradictions in the society and there are many "real" things in our lives that we are so afraid to discuss because they are so normal and everyday. There is no contradiction, and that is the most important point of this film. It is a great film to watch, especially if you are a John Travolta fan. I really hope that his next film is really good.

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Jacob L.

I think the director and the crew were great. I'm not sure what to think of the score. It seemed to be missing some of the lyrics from the band. It was too quiet in some parts and too loud in others. Maybe this was intentional. I am not sure. But overall, I enjoyed the documentary very much. The director made the best out of what he had. The fact that he and his crew had to work with the same band for a while was amazing. It gave him a great opportunity to work with the band. Overall, I would give this a 9 out of 10. It was not a perfect film, but it was good. I will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the band. If you enjoy music, then this is the film for you. The documentary was very informative, and the songs were great. I am not sure why people are saying it was too quiet, but maybe it was the director's fault. Maybe he wanted it to be louder, or maybe he didn't know how to get the best sound. Whatever it was, I think it was a mistake. I think the film could have been better without the director. I think he did an amazing job with what he had. I hope he can make more films with the band, as they are amazing musicians. I think that the band is a great example of what you can achieve with a small budget and a great director.

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Herman's daughter, Anna, tells a story of her grandmother's first love, who was blind, and her heartbroken journey to find her true love. I would not recommend this documentary for children younger than 11. I recommend this documentary for older children, who would like to hear from a real person, about the true love story. The documentary is not about an actual relationship between the two, but rather about the importance of love in life. It shows the importance of family and love, in keeping a person together. The two of them speak in the most amazing voice, and I believe the movie is also a very touching story of two people who could not understand the love they felt for one another. In a way, it reminded me of the story of the blind musician, and how she found her true love, and was able to find him again.

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Justin Y.

The film takes you on a tour of several of the biggest bands in the 80s and 90s. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppel, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Queen, Soundgarden, Cheap Trick, Alice in Chains, AC/DC, AOR, Bad Brains, The Smiths and many more. This is a great documentary. It makes you think about bands in different ways. One can't help but wonder about what these people must have been thinking as they grew up. This documentary is great because it gets you to really understand the band that gave us rock and roll.

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Angela Jacobs

The soundtrack for this movie, is worth the time you put into watching it. It is totally worth the money spent on a ticket to watch it, because the soundtrack of the movie is one of the best I've heard in a while. The acting in the movie is very good. The story, and some of the characters are very interesting. This movie is worth watching, it's a great movie to watch if you like jazz. There are some scenes that I thought were well done and were worth the time spent watching it. But I thought that there were some of the scenes were unnecessary and took up more time then they should have. I hope that there is more to come from Paul Thomas Anderson, because he really is one of the best directors out there. So go out and watch this movie, you will not be disappointed.

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This is a documentary of rock guitarist/songwriter, Johnny Cash. This is a fascinating and personal look into the life of this legendary musician. Johnny Cash is a very funny man who has a very real sense of humor. I thought this was an excellent documentary that showed us the love of a man, a woman, and his music. It shows us how much of a impact his music has on the lives of people around the world and how he inspired and helped many. It shows us how Johnny was able to come out of the womb with his singing talent and give us a glimpse into his world of musicians. It is a must see!

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Louis Griffin

I first saw the movie in its original form back in 2005. It was an incredible insight into the production of the movie and some of the people who worked on it. After seeing it again in 2017, I still find it very fascinating. It really makes you think about how the director did his job. The dialogue is truly amazing. It is a hard movie to digest. You feel like you are watching it again, it's just so amazing.

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I'm a big fan of the film "The Quiet One" by acclaimed filmmaker Fritz Lang. I was not in the same capacity for "Unbreakable" but I did catch the comments on the Internet, of which there was much. This was a film that deserved to be nominated, and I was the only person who was able to relate. The reason I didn't like it was because of the work that the director, Woody Allen, did to create a story and theme that was unique and highly original, which was good. The real reason that I found this film to be mediocre was because of the large amount of political correctness that was shoved down my throat. A man shoots a woman in the back. Now, this is not to say that every shot that was shot was an uncalled for and extremely unnecessary shot, but in a way I found it to be a sign that the movie was trying to be politically correct. I know that the director is a communist, and I understand that he is a passionate and unique individual who made a great film, but this was unnecessary, and I don't like to be forced to take a message. The fact that this film was nominated for best picture was a great thing. If this film had not been nominated, the academy would not have recognized it. This film should have won.

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Thomas R.

I first saw this film when it was first released in 1993. I was 15 years old, and was very impressed by it. It had a very mysterious feel to it, and I remember watching it over and over again, until I finally had it memorized. It has become a favorite of mine, and I was hoping that someone would come out with a new, remastered version. I'm glad to see that they did, because I have just seen a brand new transfer of the film, and it is excellent. The original version has a strange feel to it, and it doesn't quite sit well with me. The new version, however, is wonderful, and the sound quality is much better than I remember. It has a wonderful score, too. The film is a good movie, and it is a good film to watch, but I think it has a strange feel to it. I would love to know why that is, but I'm glad that it is not what the original version had. It's an interesting film, but I would recommend that you watch the original version, because you will see what I mean. This is a very good movie, and I'm glad that it is out on DVD. I hope that it gets a better release.

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So this is basically my second review on this site. I am writing this to fill in the gaps, i.e. the negatives and the positives. What I like about this movie was the subtle, but powerful commentary on celebrity. This is the role of celebrity and the art of being a celebrity and the importance of using social media to promote yourself and your image. They want you to know that you are important and you are wanted. But, the real mark of a celebrity is the control and you are simply something to be celebrated. As they say in this film, it's all about how you perform in the public eye. You want to show your ass off but you want to be heard and you are there for everyone to see. Now the real negative of this movie is that the main focus is on the singer. The most important part of this movie was him and his fans. As a former, it was important to understand the love and respect the fans have for him. The actors were very good but I think that they could have done better. They had to make him more likeable than he is. They did not have to put him down or make him look like a loser. It just had to be done. I also felt that the show should have been shorter. It was too long. I did not really have a problem with that. The film was well done and it was entertaining and it did what it was supposed to. Overall, a very good film. It does not talk about him so much as how his fans view him.

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Gloria Silva

This documentary is about the slow death of the video store, and the struggles of the owners. The documentary is as intriguing as it is informative. The owner of the Video Store, who is called "The Quiet One" by his employees, is interviewed, and the other employees talk about the store, the customers, and their own experiences in the store. The owner himself talks about his work, and about how his business is not what he expected, and how he is not afraid to take chances on new ideas. It is a great documentary, and I recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries about video stores.

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This is a nice and interesting documentary about the rise of folk singer Jimi Hendrix. It's an engaging documentary, but it does have some flaws. There's a little too much focus on the man himself, which detracts from the film. And the film focuses too much on the late 60's and early 70's, which is just not as interesting a period as the 50's and 60's. It's just too dry. It's also not very interesting in terms of the music. There are a few great tracks, but they are overshadowed by the very few great tracks from the 50's and 60's. However, the film does have a few good points. It shows Hendrix's appreciation for the music, and his interest in the music. It also has interviews with his bandmates and manager. The film does a good job of showing how Hendrix's life changed when he started to tour. He was a very successful and popular rock star in his own right, but he was also becoming a much more popular artist. And his fame was making him a lot more money. The film does a good job of showing the change in his life. And the music. It is a good documentary. It's not a great documentary, but it's a good one. It does have a few flaws, but it does have some good points.

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Carolyn Myers

Since I'm not from Europe, I didn't get to experience the happy beaches and peace, but this documentary is about the people's lives. It has a lot of the local people speaking English, which helps them understand the people's actions, and also explains why they are doing what they are doing. This documentary also has a lot of the famous artists talking about their favorite music, and why they have been influenced by it. In general, this documentary is not very interesting, but if you are from Europe, this documentary is definitely for you. It's really interesting to hear from artists who have played in Europe, and who play in Europe. From the start to the end of the documentary, there are many different songs. It's very interesting to hear that, when Europe is at it's best, the artists go to America. You know that if you want to hear them perform in America, you can't miss it. It is a little bit long, but it's well-made. It really makes you wonder about the people's lives and why they do what they do.