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ROLLING STONES ON VIDEO: Mick Jagger ‘Ned Kelly’ promo trailer (1970)

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Promo trailer for the Ned Kelly movie (1970)


In the realm of music history, The Rolling Stones are legendary for their iconic songs and electrifying performances. However, their influence goes beyond the realm of music alone. In 1970, Mick Jagger, the lead vocalist of the band, embarked on an exciting venture into the world of film with the promotional trailer for the movie ‘Ned Kelly’.’Ned Kelly’, a historical drama film directed by Tony Richardson, tells the captivating story of an Australian outlaw and folk hero of the same name. Mick Jagger took on the challenging role of portraying Ned Kelly, bringing his unique charisma and artistic flair to the silver screen.

The promotional trailer, released in 1970, showcased Mick Jagger’s acting prowess and natural stage presence. With his characteristic swagger, Jagger effortlessly embodied the rebellious spirit of the legendary outlaw. The trailer not only captured the attention of the audience but also left them eager to witness Jagger’s full performance in the film.Although ‘Ned Kelly’ received mixed reviews, it marked an important milestone in Mick Jagger’s career as a multifaceted artist. It demonstrated his ability to transcend music and delve into the world of acting, showcasing a different facet of his immense talent. While Mick Jagger continues to be revered as one of the greatest rock and roll performers of all time, his foray into the realm of film reminds us of his versatile artistic capabilities.

The ‘Ned Kelly’ promo trailer stands as a testament to Mick Jagger’s willingness to explore new avenues and push boundaries. It serves as a reminder that true artists are not confined to a single medium but are driven by their creative spirit to engage with various forms of expression.In the ever-evolving world of music and cinema, Mick Jagger’s ‘Ned Kelly’ promo trailer remains a captivating moment, capturing the essence of his magnetic presence and adding an intriguing chapter to The Rolling Stones’ legendary legacy.So, sit back and dive into the world of Mick Jagger’s ‘Ned Kelly’ promo trailer, where music and film collide, and the spirit of rebellion takes center stage.

From Filmink:
When Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger saddled up for the lead role in 1970’s Ned Kelly, history was meant to bear him somewhere between Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid and a ballsy Irish folk song. “The more I worked on it, the more I thought that I could make it by adopting a ballad…almost a country and western formula,” recounted Tony Richardson, the flamboyant British director behind such celebrated epics as The Charge Of The Light Brigade and Tom Jones, and the “kitchen sink realism” groundbreakers Look Back In Anger and The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner.But while the cinematography would unfurl with beautifully haunting reverie, any romantic re-imagining was swiftly ring barked by the dramas of rock stardom, careless rewrites and, worst of all (according to Richardson), Australians. 

Ned Kelly is indeed a renowned tale of thuggery, violence, and an indomitable mythology…and that was just behind the camera.“Ned Kelly?” reminisced a skull-jewelled Keith Richards to FilmInk in 2008 while promoting The Rolling Stones concert film Shine A Light. “With that bucket on his head!? I said, ‘Don’t do it, Mick!’ Mick’s not natural cinema food. But what he does in his spare time is up to him.”“Having gone for Mick, I should have made a very different film,” conceded Richardson years later in his autobiography, Long Distance Runner. “Maybe a kind of collage that capitalised on the striking contrasts of his talent, instead of trying to push Mick into being an incipient John Wayne.”

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