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Beastie Boys: On Film

Stephen Dalton, Times, The, June 2006

THE WAY Beastie Boys rapper turned movie director Adam 'MCA' Yauch tells it, the idea to film the band's sold-out homecoming gig at Madison Square Garden in October 2004 just dropped out of the sky a few days before showtime. Scrabbling around for last-minute ideas, they could have hired a hip Hollywood director like their friend and collaborator Spike Jonze, whose career they helped launch. They could have packed the venue with high-tech camera equipment and super-sized themselves into big-screen rock gods, the method favoured by most bands of their vintage.

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