Wednesday, March 22, 2006

STONED-The Story of Brian Jones

For many, Brian Jones was the style and soul of the Rolling Stones. Jones was not only a brilliant guitarist but also a fashionista in style-obsessed 1960s London. But in death he was simply dismissed as a rock’n'roll fuck-up.

Jones, oddly, is played by Leo Gregory, who has the body of a linebacker, not the lithe, feminine frame of the blonde, mop-topped rocker. The film opens with Jones holed up in the cute estate once the haunt of Winnie the Pooh author A.A. Milne. Puttering around an opiate haze of guitars and recording equipment, Jones lounges around in velvet pants with his oft-naked Swedish girlfriend Anna. [more...]

Frail and femme Brian Jones' character must be carefully cast. It appears that it wasn't. And the linebacker body is no good. I would have preferred they found someone with a mohawk and a slight frame than get the hair right and have a linebacker's body.

Someone should make the Anita Pallenberg story. She was a model and an actress and a heroin addict. She was also Brian's one time girlfriend, was once infatuated with Mick and was eventually Keith's wife and mother of their 3 children. I bet she has a few stories to tell.


Anonymous Mon Jul 30, 03:11:00 PM EDT  

I think Gregory does a fine job, even though a bit larger than the slender jones. He really had the mannerisms to make it believable


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