Bruce Springsteen: Vh1 Storytellers

Watch Bruce Springsteen: Vh1 Storytellers

  • G
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 8.5  (51)

Bruce Springsteen: VH1 Storytellers from 2005 is a performance film that features one of the greatest musicians of all time: Bruce Springsteen. The concert is a long-form conversation with the audience, as he shares stories, songs and personal experiences with them. The show was first aired on VH1 channel in 2005, and it quickly gained a massive following as a result of Bruce's fantastic performances and storytelling abilities.

The concert begins with a short introduction by the host, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, who introduces Bruce to the stage. From the start, the focus is on Bruce's storytelling abilities. He begins by diving into the meaning of the song "Devils & Dust," which is about a soldier struggling to cope with the horrors of war. As he tells the story behind this song, he delivers his message with great passion, and his delivery is mesmerizing.

Throughout the show, Bruce does an excellent job of balancing storytelling with his musical performances. He recreates some of his most famous songs like "Thunder Road" and "Born to Run," but what makes the show so special is how he weaves personal anecdotes into the songs.

As Bruce performs one of his hit songs, he often pauses to share stories about it that the audience may not have heard of before. He talks about his inspiration for the lyrics, the creation process behind each song, and who played a role in making it a hit. This personal and relatable approach to storytelling is what makes Bruce Springsteen stand out from other artists.

The show includes an array of Springsteen's greatest hits, including "The River," "Dancing in the Dark," and "My Hometown". In each of these performances, Bruce puts on a fantastic show, captivating his audience with his raw talent and energy. At times, he performs stripped down versions of his songs, which enhances the emotional impact of each of his performances.

Alongside the storytelling and musical performances, Bruce is also witty and funny. He doesn't shy away from being goofy and making light-hearted jokes that break up the seriousness of his performances. Throughout the show, he engages with the audience and never seems to lose sight of the fact that he's there to entertain them.

The cinematography of the show complements Bruce's stage presence well. The lighting and camera angles are well coordinated to bring out the best of the performance. This is evident when he performs songs like "The River," as the mood and atmosphere of the performance match the emotions of the song perfectly.

One of the standout performances of the show was when Bruce played his classic song, "Born to Run". The song has been a fan-favorite for a long while now, and he performed it with such energy and passion that it left the audience in awe. He also used this performance to tell a story about the origins of the song, and how it went from being a misfit to a massive hit.

Overall, Bruce Springsteen: VH1 Storytellers from 2005 is a fantastic show, and a must-watch for all Bruce Springsteen fans. The combination of storytelling, humor, and fantastic music performances make this a captivating performance from start to finish. It's not just a concert; it's an intimate storytelling experience from one of the greatest musical talents of all time.

Bruce Springsteen: Vh1 Storytellers is a 2005 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.5.

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    1 hr 54 min
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (51)