The Clash: Westway to the World

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The Clash: Westway to the World
Westway to the World.jpg
Directed by Don Letts
Produced by Rick Elgood, Tricia Ronane
Starring Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, Terry Chimes, Siouxsie Sioux, Shane MacGowan
Music by The Clash
Edited by Denes Ujvari
Distributed by 3DD Entertainment
Release dates 2000
Running time 60 min. / 79 min. (director's cut)
Country UK
Language English

The Clash: Westway to the World[1] is a 2000 documentary film about the British punk rock band The Clash. In 2003 it won the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.[2]

Directed by Don Letts, the film combines old footage from the band's personal collection filmed in 1982 when The Clash went to New York with new interviews conducted for the film by Mal Peachey of members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer and other people associated with the group (including founding drummer Terry Chimes).

Although The Clash: Westway to the World ostensibly provides an overview of the band's history, the film implies that The Clash broke up in 1983 when Mick Jones left the band, making no mention of the post-Jones version of the band that existed between 1983 and 1986, nor the album that iteration produced (Cut the Crap). Danny Garcia's 2012 documentary film The Rise and Fall of The Clash covers this period in some depth, placing an emphasis on the band's declining years and the repercussions of Mick Jones' ouster. Garcia's film also features interviews with latter-day Clash members Pete Howard, Nick Sheppard, and Vince White.

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  1. ^ Letts Don; Rick Elgood, Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, Terry Chimes, The Clash (2001). The Clash: Westway to the World (Documentary). New York, NY: Sony Music Entertainment; Dorismo; Uptown Films. ISBN 0-7389-0082-6. OCLC 49798077. 
  2. ^ "The Clash: Westway to the World (2000) (V) – Awards". IMDb The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-27. 

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