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8 June 2020

These old hands of mine.

by Andrew MacGregor


Short Films: “Ronnie Wood: Hell of a Racket” - 9 mins 45s

DAVID first caught wind of this documentary about Ronnie Wood back in 2015. Five years later, director Stuart Douglas’s tasteful profile of a rock 'n' roll legend is here for readers to enjoy.

Filmed in his Barcelona apartment, the piece focuses on Wood’s artistic pursuits as he draws, paints, and sculpts with “music in the air”. The only substance he abuses nowadays seems to be oil paint.

The Rolling Stone is also well aware of his own mortality, obsessively generating works of art based on his hands. With roguish charm, Wood admits, “I’m lucky to still be alive! I must be doing something right.”

Those expecting to hear more about Wood’s exploits with Jagger, Richards, and Wyatt may be disappointed, but Douglas’s decision to focus on a man in love with creation ensures something far more enlightening.


Film Production: Nice Shirt Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Stuart Douglas Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: James Graley
Cinematographer: Alex Reid / Ben Chads
Editor: Flaura Atkinson ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ) @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Gin Godden @ Raised by Wolves Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Vic Parker @ Raised by Wolves Ⓟ Ⓦ
Location: Barcelona, Spain

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