The Last Waltz: The Best Concert Film Ever?

by Will Schoder

Will Schoder devotes this video essay to The Last Waltz, the final live performance by Canadian-American rock group, The Band, before they split up in the fall of 1976. Filmed by Martin Scorsese and featuring additional performances by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Ringo Star and more, Schoder takes a look at the many reasons why The Last Waltz is considered one of the greatest concert films of all time.

 

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