Like that of a lasting marriage, the story of a
long-established rock band is necessarily laden with drama. The Who,
now in their fifth decade, have had their share and more — almost,
it seems, from Day One of their existence. Amazing Journey: The
Story of the Who takes us through a tale of rich artistic
growth, as well as severe internal dissention, ego explosions,
outrageous behavior — onstage and off — substance abuse, and death.
This thoughtful and searingly honest documentary
sheds light on the how of the Who: what kept this legendary band
functioning and creatively evolving even as circumstances threatened
to tear it apart. The use of stunning archival footage, which
follows the nascent band from their early years in small clubs to
the arena-plus venues in which they now perform, captures the
monolithic rock attack that the Who perfected over the years.
Yet it’s the candid observations of the band’s
surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey — as well as
former manager Chris Stamp, present manager Bill Curbishley, and
other associates — that best provides the insightful context and
in-depth revelation of the Who’s group sound, image, and
recordings. (Barnes & Noble)
Nigel Sinclair (Producer)
Nigel Sinclair is an independent film and television producer. He
and his partner, Guy East, co-founded Intermedia Films in 1996,
creating what is now one of the world's leading independent
producers and distributors of major motion pictures. In 2000 Queen
Elizabeth appointed him a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in
recognition of his work in the film industry. In 2002 Sinclair and
East launched their independent feature film and television
production company, Spitfire Pictures, a company dedicated to
fostering the work of major artistic talents in both Britain and the
In 2005 Sinclair produced the definitive documentary on Bob
Dylan, No Direction Home, directed by Martin Scorsese, in
which Dylan participated for the very first time in an exclusive
film biography, granting his first full-length interview in more
than two decades. The eagerly anticipated film chronicles Dylan's
explosive arrival on the folk music scene in New York City 1961
through his near-fatal motorcycle accident in Woodstock in 1966.
In 2002 Sinclair produced, with Jeff Rosen, Bob Dylan's
Masked and Anonymous, directed by Larry Charles and starring
Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Jessica Lange,
and Luke Wilson.
In addition, Sinclair executive produced the worldwide smash hit
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, starring Arnold
Schwarzenneger, as well as the Academy Award winning Adaptation.,
starring Nicolas Cage.
In 2001 Sinclair executive produced two of the year's number one
films in the U.S. - The Wedding Planner, starring Jennifer
Lopez, and K-PAX, starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.
Other recent films in which Sinclair executive produced include
Iris, starring Dame Judi Dench, the Academy Award and Golden
Globe nominated The Quiet American, starring Michael Caine,
the Academy Award nominated Hilary and Jackie, starring
Emily Watson, K-19: The Widowmaker, starring Harrison Ford,
Enigma, starring Kate Winslet, and Sliding Doors,
starring Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sinclair attended Cambridge University in the U.K., and earned a
Master of Law from Columbia University in New York. He practiced law
initially in England and subsequently in Los Angeles until 1996. An
avid guitar collector, Sinclair can be heard playing on the live
version of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run," which appears on Roger
Daltrey's Moonlighting album.