If you are a Tom Petty fan, you will love this documentary. "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Running Down A Dream". It is one of the best documentaries on a rock star and band, I have ever seen.
It's a four disc boxed set, I got it at Best Buy. Lot's of bonus tracks.
It is a long, 3 1/2 hours, but it goes by fast. It is thirty years of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Director, Peter Bogdanovich must love these guys. It is a very honest piece, with many interviews and rare home movies, as well as rare concert footage, intertwined and crafted into a very moving tribute.
So many people are in this, adding their bits and pieces. Stevie Nicks, wanting to leave Fleetwood Mac and join the Heartbreakers. It is hilarious to watch Petty tell the story. "But Stevie, there are no women in the Heartbreakers". Then Nicks, backs up the whole story.
My God, there is so much in the 3 1/2 hours to watch and I am so glad they didn't cut any of it out.
I brought this DVD set, over to my dad's to watch. Kind of scary, when he began to tear up and couldn't talk for a couple of scenes.
"Running Down a Dream" is the real thing. It is a "must have" piece of rock and roll heaven, I swear it.
The sound is great, the interviews are mind blowing. The over all quality is a ten.
After watching this documentary, you can't help but appreciate the bond and respect, these musicians really have for each other.
I am still in total awe over this DVD. I made our band sit down and watch it, instead of band practice, last Wed. No one complained.