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Film Info
Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop

Film Information

Exhibition Title Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop
Director Pip Piper
Year 2012
Format DM
Colour Color
Duration 50'
  • Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Richard Hawley,
  • Billy Bragg, Pip Piper
  • F, E: David Cawley
  • S: Audio Suite
  • P: Rob Taylor
  • PE: Pip Piper, Rob Taylor
  • CP: Blue Hippo Media, Proper Music Publishing
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This is a zombie movie –featuring zombie objects and zombie businesses, actually. To put it in simple words instead of post-apocalyptic slang: this is a film about records and record stores, those artifacts and places that die hard even if there are less and less of them. Combining nostalgia with analysis, Last Shop Standing looks back to try and explain why shops that sell music were more than just a business: they were also a social nod, a trading spot, a small center of information, and a musical and sentimental school. Richard Hawley, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, and Billy Bragg, they’re all interviewed in this documentary that adapts Graham Jones’ book Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops, and they remember how it felt to enter a record store, specially the independent ones. It was a gratifying experience that made them feel part of a counter-industry, a counter-culture. They were members of a lodge: the record buyers, an endangered species who will not resign themselves to the disappearance of their favorite medium. JP


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