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All these years later, and I still know every damned word. Unfortunately, this doc for Billy Joel freaks won't just span the many years of history, but rather a few select shows. Variety reports that Spitfire Pictures is teaming up with Joel's Maritime Pictures for a feature documentary that will focus on his performances at Shea Stadium this week, before it gets demolished later this year.

Titled Last Play at Shea, the feature will mix Joel's songs with doc footage about his blue-collar life in Long Island and the Queens ballpark. Producer Steve Cohen says: "We wanted to approach this like a Ken Burns documentary, looking at Billy and Shea Stadium's place in the pantheon of New York." So there will be a little history, but how much will all depend on how many songs are chosen for the film.

Me, I'm going to wait and see and not expect a darned thing, because last time I did -- oh, the disappointment. It wasn't Joel's fault, but I was back in middle school, and there was a new project where the 8th graders would listen to a song that talked about the world and do projects on it. The year before, the kids got "We Didn't Start the Fire," which was playing in the classroom all the fricking time while the kids had a blast. When it was my class' turn, we got "From a Distance." Grr.
categories Movies, Cinematical