One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Directors Cut) (DVD)
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Although the band perform a typical live set from the era, there is no audience beyond the basic film crew. The main footage in and around the amphitheatre was filmed over four days in Octoberusing the band's regular touring equipment, including a mobile 8-track recorder from Paris  before being bumped up to track in post-production.
The film was then re-released in with additional studio material of the band working on The Dark Side of the Moonand interviews at Abbey Road Studios. The film has subsequently been released on video numerous times, and ina Director's cut DVD appeared which combined the original footage from with more contemporary shots of space and the area around Pompeii, assembled by Maben.
A number of bands have taken inspiration from the film in creating their own videos, or filming concerts without an audience. Pink Floyd had already experimented with filming outside the context of a standard rock concert, including an hour-long performance in KQED TV studios in April After his original plan of mixing the band with assorted paintings had been rejected, Maben went on holiday to Naples in the One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Directors Cut) (DVD) summer.
During a visit to Pompeii, he lost his passport, and went back to the amphitheatre he had visited earlier in the day in order to find it. Walking around the deserted ruins, he thought the silence and natural ambient sounds present would make a good backdrop for the music.
Access was secured after payment of a "fairly steep" entrance fee. The choice of material was primarily the band's, but while Maben realised it was important to include material from the band's new album Meddlehe was also keen to include " Careful with That Axe, Eugene " and "A Saucerful of Secrets", as he felt they would be good numbers to film.
The band insisted on playing live, and brought their regular touring gear with them. Their roadie, Peter Watts, suggested that the 8-track recorder  would produce a sound comparable to a studio recording. In addition, the natural echo of the amphitheatre provided good acoustics for the recording.
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The first section of footage to be filmed were montage shots of the band walking around Boscorealemixed with shots of volcanic mud,  which can be seen at various points in "Echoes" and "Careful with That Axe, Eugene".
For the live performances, the band recorded portions of the To The Beat Yall - Kool Moe Dee - Funke Funke Wisdom One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Directors Cut) (DVD) sections, which were later spliced together. After each take, they listened to the playback on headphones. Maben closed all the entrances to the amphitheatre, but a few children managed One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Directors Cut) (DVD) sneak in, and were allowed to watch the filming quietly from a distance.
The remaining songs were filmed in Studio Europasonor, Paris, from 13—20 December   and One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Directors Cut) (DVD) be distinguished by the absence of Richard Wright 's beard.
To fit in with the theme of the earlier work in Pompeii, the filming around Boscoreale, along with stock footage of waterfalls and lava and various shots of Roman mosaics and drawings from the Naples National Archaeological Museum were added into the Paris footage. While both the director and the band were disappointed with this footage, due to a lack of time and money, there was no alternative left but to use it.
During the filming in Paris, the band spontaneously suggested they would like to film a short blues with a howling dog, in the style of " Seamus " from Meddle. Maben knew Madonna Bouglione, daughter of circus director Joseph Bouglionewho was known to walk about Paris with a dog called Nobs.
Accordingly, Nobs was invited into the studio, where the footage Third Movement - Mendelssohn*, Peter Katin, The London Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Collins - Mendel filmed.
Maben subsequently did some of the editing of the final cut at home, due to financial constraints. He regretted doing this, as he felt it was important to separate his work and home life, but, at the time, he had no choice. The film was scheduled for a special premiere at London's Rainbow Theatreon 25 November It was cancelled at the last minute by the theatre's owner, Rank Strand  as they didn't have a certificate from the British Board of Film Censors and the theatre could be seen to be in competition with established cinemas.
Maben was concerned that one of the problems with the film was that it was too short. Maben was particularly happy with this footage, feeling it captured the spontaneous humour of the band.
Running at 80 minutes,  this latest version premiered on 10 Novemberat the Alouette Theatre in Montreal, the release organized in part by George Ritter Films,  and Mutual Films. The film was not financially successful according to Mason,  though Maben disagrees,  and suffered particularly from being overshadowed by the release of The Dark Side of the Moon  not long after the original theatrical showing.
It was released on various home video formats several times. A director's cut version of the film was released in It included all the original footage, including the interviews, along with some additional filming of the Apollo space program. It also includes the original one-hour cut as a bonus feature.
Maben was particularly pleased with positive reviews that came out of the film's showing at the Edinburgh International Film Festivalbut was disappointed to hear one New York critic describe it "like the size of an ant crawling around the great treasures of Pompeii. Reviewing the release, Audience regarded the film as "a handsome visual production. However, more recent reviews have been favourable. Billboard reviewed a video release inand on this occasion, Faye Zuckerman, while not particularly keen on the footage in the Abbey Road canteen, stated it was "vastly superior to most other concert movies".
Due to the lack of time in filming, no tracks were filmed that were unreleased, but several alternative shots and outtakes were held in the Archives du Film du One Of These Days - Pink Floyd - Live At Pompeii (The Directors Cut) (DVD) D'Arcy near Paris.
As shown in the film. The hip hop group the Beastie Boys made a music video for their song " Gratitude " that appears to be a homage to the film. Shot by David Perez in New Zealand,  in addition to copying its directorial style of slow horizontal tracking shotsoverhead shots of the drums, close up shots of the bass and multiple shots of guitar filling the screen, the video shows a number of speaker cabinets that the group managed to Chi Passa - The Broadside Band - Jeremy Barlow - Popular Tunes In 17th Century England, still labelled "Pink Floyd, London".
The video ends with a message that reads, "This video is dedicated to the memory of all the people who died at Pompeii. The show took place in a crop circle in Bakersfield, Californiaand had no audience beyond the crew workers. Radiohead were noted for being fans of the film and regularly watched it when on tour. In JulyGilmour returned to the amphitheatre where the filming took place and performed two live concerts, this time with an audience.
While there, he was named an honorary citizen of Pompeii  and made a short documentary with English classicist Mary Beard that featured Adrian Maben, as can be seen in the subsequent film, Live Crime Of The Smart - Smith & Smart - Anderdogs Pompeii From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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