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Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 2 April 2008 (France)
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

Director:

Steven Sebring
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patti Smith ... Herself: vocals and clarinet
Lenny Kaye Lenny Kaye ... Himself: guitar
Oliver Ray Oliver Ray ... Himself: guitar
Tony Shanahan Tony Shanahan ... Himself: bass and vocals
Jay Dee Daugherty Jay Dee Daugherty ... Himself: drums
Jackson Smith Jackson Smith ... Himself
Jesse Smith Jesse Smith ... Himself
Tom Verlaine ... Himself
Sam Shepard ... Himself
Philip Glass ... Himself
Benjamin Smoke Benjamin Smoke ... Himself
Flea ... Himself
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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan] | Palm Pictures | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Patti Smith Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,993, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$30,918

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,113
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was created over 11 years. See more »

Quotes

Patti Smith: It's really funny when people ask you about that - How does it feel to be a rock icon? When they say that, I always think of Mt. Rushmore.
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Connections

References Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Radio Baghdad
Written by Patti Smith and Oliver Ray
Performed by Patti Smith
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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True artist
6 December 2010 | by diogoferreira240878See all my reviews

Patti Smith is the embodiment of what a true artist is. Beautifully shot filled with poetry, ideas, music and life. I do have to say that it drags just a little bit on the second half and that Patti can also sound a tad pretentious, but what really shines is her humanity and her internal world of intricate emotion and rationality. I personally could listen to her read her poems for hours and just feel inspired. The film is also quite touching and heartfelt. She is still as relevant today as she was in the 70s. I saw her live two years ago when she came to Portugal e it was life changing. Such raw power and commitment to her art. This is also a very American documentary in the truest essence of what i feel America really is: the ancient power of the land that washes over brilliant artists and shines through them I am a true fan of Patti's so i'm not sure if the casual viewer would love it as much as me, but all of us who want to be artists should see. Also great passionate speech against Bush.


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