Shut Up And Play The Hits

Rushes post this film documenting the final performance of LCD Soundsystem, presenting an intimate portrait of lead singer James Murphy.

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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with NEW YORK magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.”

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is both a narrative film documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

The film was shot on Arri Alexa and graded by Simone Grattarola with Brian Carbin undertaking digital online and titling. Audio mix was undertaken by Alan Sallanbank at Deluxe 142.

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Production Company:  Pulse Films
Director:  Thirtytwo
Producer:  Lucas Ochoa, Arran Igoe, Thomas Benski and James Murphy

Post Production:  Rushes
Producer:  Carl Grinter and Joe West
Colourist:  Simone Grattarola
VFX:  Brian Carbin
Graphics:  Brian Carbin and David Kiddie


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