Although STONED might not be a truly accurate representation of Brian Jones's last hours, it does demonstrate a plausible and more believable account than the more simplistic, "Death By Misadventure" hypothesis. The crux of the theory is propagated in Geoffrey Giuliano's book, THE WILD AND WICKED WORLD OF BRIAN JONES, but the conclusions of this book are still conjecture, and largely based on the deathbed confession of Frank Thorogood (played by Paddy Considine). However, in this film, Considine gives a tremendous performance as the blue-collar contractor who is strangely attracted, yet repulsed by the bohemian lifestyle of the most decadent Stone, Brian Jones. The chronology of the film documents the Stones trajectory from minor Blues Aficionados, through Teen Idols, and on to an exploration of Jones's inability as group leader, to stimulate the band in a revolutionary new direction. Although, the film doesn't mention it, Mick Jagger was an accounting major, and he clearly has never lost sight of the monetary value of things. I think that Jagger has always viewed Art as runner-up to Business, and his view has proved transcendent within the world of The Stones. STONED provides a fascinating portrait of a man utterly devoted to the indulgence of sensual pleasures above all else, and the dire consequences of cheating and exploiting those closest to him.
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Stoned is a movie starring Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, and David Morrissey. A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after...
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Fact-based story about the drug-addled and sordid life of The Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. Unfortunately the story moves so quickly into the sensationalized decadence and drug-induced state of Jones, that the unknowing viewer has to wonder why anyone would care. There are only a few framing sequences with members of The Stones, particularly Keith Richards, that show they had a great respect for him and tried to bring him back into the band as he drifted away. Mixed into the destruction of Jones is a common builder, Frank Thorogood, who is given the unenviable task of trying to please Jones by rebuilding his estate and to watch him per Jones' manager's instructions. Thorogood's life is so far removed from all of the sex and drugs that he sees, that he envies and desires the tawdry life as well, but never quite fits in. Unfortunately, at least according to this film and according to a supposed death bed confessional of Thorogood in 1993, it led to Thorogood's murder of Jones in a...
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Pass The DutchieReviewed byvalis1949Vote: 8/10
Originally posted as a rebuttal to Peter Travers review in Rolling Stone magazine: Good times, bad times and very, very sexy! Oh, behave. Stoned is not an action film, nor is it dull, as Mr. Travers would suggest. It's also not a movie about the band, although they are an important part of the story. Woolley shows us the moments in Brian Jones' life that lead to his early death with beautiful, if sometimes awkward pace, great music, and quite a bit of good nookie and acid. Monet Mazur is breathtaking, Leo Gregory poses handsomely as Jones, and David Morrisey and Paddy Considine are worthy of more than just a mention. Yes, some early Stones tunes would have been a plus, but the White Stripes, The Counterfeit Stones and a hand full of others pull off a nice mix of devilish blues. After all, that's what Jones was into. The Rolling Stones did their best work immediately after his death, I'd love to see a movie that chronicles that period, as would Mr. Travers it seems. After several viewings, I'm as intrigued as ever about Brian Jones life and death. Go to your local video store and get Stoned. (Did anyone else not take into account the movie's title when preparing to watch it?)
I actually read 2 of the 3 books written about Jones and his demise, and if nothing else, the film is an accurate portrayal of the books. If you want to know what the last few months of his life were like, and also get a brief overview of how he got there (via flashbacks), then this movie will do it for you. If you want something else, then perhaps not. I would rather see a film on a subject like this get made with a low budget than not get made at all. Yes, some of the acting is bad, but some is very good as well. My only strong complaint is that the editing -- especially the sound editing -- is really poor. Especially the cuts/fades/transitions.