Shut up and Sing

Shut up and Sing

DVD - 2007
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Follow the Dixie Chicks through the now infamous anti-Bush comment made by the groups lead singer Natalie Maines in 2003. Follow the lives and careers of the Dixie Chicks over a period of three years during which they were under political attack and received death threats, while continuing to live their lives, have children, and make country music.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Weinstein Company : Manufactured and distributed by Genius Products, 2007, c2006.
Edition: Full screen version
ISBN: 9781594444968
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (93 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 29, 2018

Excellent representation of what happened and how easily the public can be swayed one way or the other.

Sep 28, 2015

Great Video ~ I've always liked the Dixie Chicks & never burned or got rid of my Dixie Chicks cd's. So Natalie stated that she was ashamed that the President was from Texas. Really? Big Deal. She said what a lot of people thought & those who didn't agree "Wow" were they very pissed off! Radio station of country music were told not to play their songs by the public or they wouldn't listen to their station. Freedom of speech is not really free sometimes there's a price to pay depending what is said & if the public agrees or not. I'm glad they stuck it out & didn't give in to the public & they still had lots of fans on their side :)

Drobnich Jul 28, 2012

this movie so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 06, 2012

good music, good story, odd adult's don't remember what their parents told them (watch what you never know who's listening) after all most of the manorisms we practice in childhood carry through our adult lives and much of the movie is just that, adult's behaving like children hence the title, "shut up and sing".

Sep 21, 2010

This documentary by filmmaker Barbara Kopple (Winter Soldier, Harlan County, USA) covers the period immediately before and after Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines told a London audience, "We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed
that the President of the United States is from Texas" on March 10, 2003. Her anti-war stance was deemed anti-American by country radio stations which proceeded to refuse to play any of their songs, new or old. This film provides an intense view of
how censorship and rivalry between country singers such as Toby Keith play out in the business world and its personal impact on the Dixie Chicks themselves. Indeed, it makes oneself ask, If a media consortium is trying to kill a music group for its political views, is the enemy of freedom really not abroad but at home?

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