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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster


This documentary begins with Metallica heading into the studio to make their next album, which subsequently is titled ā€œSt. Angerā€. They virtually need to be dragged there. Jason Newstead, the bassist, recently left the band and the remaining members are not at all looking forward to the work ahead. A pricey therapist, Phil Towle, has been hired to take a look at the members of Metallica and try to make them move in the same direction. The real problem? The relationship between singer/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.The surface is often calm but thereā€™s a storm underneath and itā€™s a fascinating thing to watch. In the end, weā€™ve been part of a weird, creative process. And we realize that the band might not be where it is today without the tension.

2004-U.S. 141 min. Color. Produced and directed byĀ Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky.

Trivia: This was reportedly first intended as a miniseries for VH1.

Last word:Ā ā€œThe therapy probably bought Metallica another 10 years, at least, and Iā€™d like to think it also saved [my and Berlinger’s] working relationship because weā€™re not that different from Lars and James on a certain level. Weā€™re collaborators, too and it really made a huge difference.ā€ (Sinofsky, Movable Fest)



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