Copelands new film, Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, hits DVD on September 12 and gives the 80s era band its highest profile since Puff Daddy turned Every Breath You Take into Ill Be Missing You.
But Copeland insists the film is not meant to reintroduce the band to a new audience. As he puts it, This is not a vehicle to reestablish The Police. In fact, which band appears in it is irrelevant. Its about what its like to be in a band, whether its The Police or AC/DC.
Copeland pieced together the film from 50 hours of eight millimeter film he has kept all these years and says that he managed to document the rise of the band and what it was like at the top.
Still, he admits, After we stayed at the top, I put down the camera and decided to experience it rather than film it.
Now that Copeland has spent the last year working on this film, he plans to do a similar treatment for other 80s bands he filmed such as the Specials, B-52s and Siouxsie And The Banshees.
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