4 oracle items tagged as documentary
January 16, 2012 / submitted by Billy, United States of America
Q.  Continuing with my last question about the Viva la Vida documentary being on DVD, I think Coldplay should make a whole documentary of the group Coldplay itself. Explaining the whole history of the band and how it got started it would be an interesting thing to see.

I'm not sure the band would like the idea of that too much given there are a few shows around that do document their history pretty well already. Your previous question however, was about making the Viva documentary available on DVD - that was a Swedish TV film so it's not going to be a DVD release.

January 16, 2012 / submitted by Marcello, Argentina
Q.  Hi Oracle!
I was watching the Viva la Vida doc, and at some of the first images appears Phil talking, and behind him there are some painted letters, and the first thing that came to my mind was: Mylo Xyloto. So, I wonder if they have some relation with the new album, they're pretty similar!

Thank you!

Yes, that documentary was filmed when MX was already well in the pipeline and its artwork had begun to appear around The Bakery.

August 5, 2010 / submitted by Ethan, United States of America
Q.  Greetings Oracle,

This message is directed at Phil or Dave, a response from either or both would be equally desirable.

I have a question regarding the abysmally awful state of documentaries about Coldplay. I've seen nearly every one of them, as far as those that are available here in the U.S., and not a single one of them is of any quality or credibility to reflect that of the band. Please advise if possible. Thank you, and best wishes.


You are entitled to your opinion of course and whilst you'd like a response from Phil or Dave, you're stuck with me. After all it's my name at the top of the page ;)

So in reply I direct you to the best documentary by far (in my honest opinion) and hope this appeases you Ethan.

April 30, 2009 / submitted by Ainsley, Norway
Q.  I did not know that there was a documentary about Coldplay called: Love, Actually! Did Chris, Guy, Jonny and Will help make it?

Out of the many documentaries about Coldplay, few had their involvement. You can usually tell which ones did from the way the band appear within the film. For instance, the 60 Minute special was official. The host and Chris wandering round The Bakery proves this. Any programmes where it looks like a copy, cut and paste of clips from anywhere and everywhere are unofficial.