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The Smiths: The Complete Picture (1992)

Thirteen Smiths' recordings, half of them in a club with a live audience. These alternate with five rock videos, two directed by Derek Jarman (Panic and Ask), two by Tim Broad (Girlfriend in a Coma and Stop Me...), and one by Paula Grief and Richard Levine (How Soon Is Now?). It concludes with Jarman's short film, "The Queen Is Dead," with a three-song soundtrack. The rock videos, particularly Jarman's, are filled with multiple and superimposed images, changing tints, and little narrative coherence; they get their pace from the music's rhythm. Androgyny, dancing children, belching smokestacks, graffiti, angry young men, a waif in a cap: collages of modern alienation.

The movie The Smiths: The Complete Picture, released in 1992, features 13 songs from artists like The Smiths. What is your favorite song from The Smiths: The Complete Picture?

 

Songs from The Smiths: The Complete Picture

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT
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Shoplifters of the World Unite
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How Soon Is Now?
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Girlfriend in a Coma
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Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
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Panic
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This Charming Man
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The Queen Is Dead
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What Difference Does It Make?
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Ask
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The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
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Sheila Take a Bow
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Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
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