We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ah yes, The Last Waltz, the end of sixteen years of touring for The Band. I still think it was too bad that Martin Scorsese was the one that made the film. BTW, one of the best cinematographers [Five Easy Pieces], László Kovács, who helped in the filming, just passed on. If you haven't read This Wheels On Fire, by Levon Helm, there's a lot about this concert therein. Hard to believe that this was recorded 31 years ago . . . Where did the time go?
english folk singer sandy denny asked the same thing--who knows where the time goes?
why is it too bad that scorsese directed the last waltz? it began a very fruitful relationship. scorses hired robertson to compose the musical score for raging bull and robertson later worked on the king of comedy, the color of money, casino and the departed. he also acted as executive director of gangs of new york. they proved to be a very good creative team!
I forget about Ms Denny now and then - loved her singing. Through my work at a radio station, I got to know a few members of The Band, one of whom felt that not all of the members were well represented by the concert footage, nor in the extensive interviews with Robbie Robertson. I could hardly disagree. At the time of the concert, I was really looking forward to a good overview of The Band, explaining their story and the personalities, but, alas, it wasn't in the director's plan. The collaboration you mention is indeed superb!