Watch The Rolling Stones write “Sympathy for the Devil”

I have always wanted to sit quietly beside a writer and watch him or her work for a few days. I’m fascinated by a writer’s process, and I often wonder if writers are applying their craft in the same way I do.

Actually, I’ve wanted to do the same thing for editors.

Are they applying their red pen with the sinister grins and diabolical laughter that I envision?



This video doesn’t show the kind of writing that I had in mind, but it might be better. A documentarian filmed The Rolling Stones as they were writing “Sympathy for the Devil” and captured their process in full.

I’ve watched it twice already. Completely fascinating. 

Naissance de "Sympathy for the devil " (one+one... by cinocheproduction