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‘Danny Says’ Review: The Man Who Discovered The Ramones Becomes The Subject Of A Documentary That Doesn’t Know What It’s Looking For

‘Danny Says’ Review: The Man Who Discovered The Ramones Becomes The Subject Of A Documentary That Doesn’t Know What It’s Looking For

Some people have a knack for putting themselves at the center of history. Daniel Fields was just a middle-class kid from Queens, but — during the second half of the 20th century — he discovered the Ramones, burned down the Beatles and seemingly had sex with every gay man at Harvard in the early 1960s. He was, to quote John Cameron Mitchell, “Handmaiden to the gods, midwife to some of the most important people in music.”

And Fields will be happy to tell you all about it, recounting his glory days with the bluntness of a grandfather recording his life story for posterity and the candidness of a 75-year-old man who’s remembering it for himself. So why, after 100 minutes of listening to him ramble on about everything he’s seen and everything he’s snorted, do we still have no idea what he actually did? Why, at the end of Brendan Toller

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