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While Robbie Robertson may be best known for his work in The Band, one of his long-time gigs has been music supervising for the movies of director Martin Scorsese. Robertson told George about the challenges he's facing working on Scorsese's latest project, The Wolf of Wall Street, which is scheduled for release on Dec. 25, 2013.
"It's a crazy story," said Robertson. "It takes place in the '80s and '90s and it's about a guy who figured out that he had an incredible talent for selling stocks and had no problem with it being fair or unfair, what he was doing. And he became so tremendously successful and he brought all of his friends with him into the business. "
Robertson had his work cut out for him on The Wolf of Wall Street.
"So on this I'm writing some music, I'm choosing music, we're experimenting and we gotta get the job done pretty soon because they decided to release this movie Christmas Day," said Robertson. "The movie's still three hours and 20 minutes long. And it's gonna be a long movie because it's just so remarkable."
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Saturday Night Live: Season Two: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) - National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Productions
The Last Waltz (1978) - FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc.
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Bob Dylan & The Band: Down In The Flood (2012) - Sexy Intellectual Production
Legends, Icons & Rebels (2013) - Tundra Books, Random House Canada, Sound It Out
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987) - Delilah Films
'Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony' (2012) - Playtone Productions, Home Box Office (HBO)
Eat The Document (1972) - American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Pennebaker Associates