The Smiths: The Complete Picture

Stars: Craig Gannon, Mike Joyce, Johnny Marr, Steven Patrick Morrissey, Andy Rourke, The Smiths
Director: Tim Broad, Derek Jarman, Paula Grief
Writer: Derek Jarman
Language: English
Studio: Warner Music Vision
Duration: 50
Rated: Parental Guidance
DVD Release: April 2000

Thirteen Smiths' recordings, half of them in a club with a live audience. These alternate with five rock videos, two directed by Derek Jarman (Panic and Ask), two by Tim Broad (Girlfriend in a Coma and Stop Me...), and one by Paula Grief and Richard Levine (How Soon Is Now?). It concludes with Jarman's short film, "The Queen Is Dead," with a three-song soundtrack. The rock videos, particularly Jarman's, are filled with multiple and superimposed images, changing tints, and little narrative coherence; they get their pace from the music's rhythm. Androgyny, dancing children, belching smokestacks, graffiti, angry young men, a waif in a cap: collages of modern alienation.

Craig GannonHimself - The Smiths (uncredited)
MorrisseyHimself - The Smiths
Mike JoyceHimself - The Smiths (uncredited)
Johnny MarrHimself - The Smiths (uncredited)
Steven Patrick Morrissey
Dale HibbertHimself
Andy RourkeHimself - The Smiths (uncredited)
Christopher HughesCinematographer
The Smiths
Sally YeadonEditor
Genre: Music Video & Concerts
Media: DVD
Sound: Stereo
IMDb: tt0271196