TAKE THAT 'Look Back, Don't Stare: A Film About Progress'
DVD I BLU-RAY – Released Monday 6th December 2010
In 2009, Take That and Robbie Williams entered the recording studio to create an album that would mark one of the most eagerly anticipated reunions in British music history.
Take That's success in the 1990s was as phenomenal as it was unsustainable. Now, 20 years after it all began, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams have turned to face that past and share their truth collectively, on their own terms.
With unrestricted and highly privileged access to the recording studio throughout the 12 months that followed, 'Look Back, Don't Stare' is a raw, intimate meditation on the process of friendship and forgiveness. A story of how a newfound personal honesty inspired the creation of a remarkable record, as an enduring document of a group of people inextricably bound by their pasts, in search of progress. It's not about money or chart success – this is about life, imperfect relationships, trust, and the righting of wrongs.
In this amazingly candid documentary 'Look Back, Don't Stare: A Film About Progress' the band let cameras follow them for the past extraordinary 12 months to reveal the real story on how they got back into each other's lives and back into the studio to record 'Progress' – the fastest selling album of the century.
Shot in black and white, and peppered with archive footage, the fly on the wall documentary gives viewers unprecedented access to Gary, Howard, Jason and Mark as they reunite with former band mate Robbie Williams. It tracks their progress as they write and record their new album together and finally confirm the reunion of all reunions to the rest of the world.
It's fifteen years since the band last recorded a full album together in 1995, and the documentary reveals in detail how the reunion came about and how they have all adjusted once more to life as a five piece. In the band's own words they disclose their worries, hopes and concerns about working together again and share the very private process of making their best album yet.
Above all, 'Look Back, Don't Stare: A Film About Progress' documents the story of a unique friendship that started twenty years ago and is now stronger than ever, culminating in the most exciting reunion in British pop history.
This DVD and Blu-Ray release of the director's cut of 'Look Back, Don't Stare: A Film About Progress' will be released on 06 December. This 100 minute version of the film includes 30 minutes of previously unseen footage, plus a further 20 minutes of exclusive bonus extras.