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#1 SLBunge

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:35 PM

Saw this on Tuesday night.

I'm a fan of Bob Marley's music but never took the time to learn a lot about him. An interesting life: very driven and inspirational but with his share of flaws. I thought the director, Kevin Macdonald, did a good job of finding the truth in the story and was careful with the emotions. The concert footage Bob Marley was a revelation for me: he was an immensely talented performer.

Funny to see the Wailers in their original incarnation as a sort of Frankie Lymon-style band. Bit interviews from Jimmy Cliff and a few others. Chris Blackwell and Bunny Wailer are featured throughout. I thought that Neville Garrick was incredibly engaging during his extensive interviews.

I have to agree with Anthony Lane, who reviewed the movie in the New Yorker, that there wasn't enough long looks at the music. Not a single complete song played.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Oh, that must be really frustrating. What a strange artistic choice.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Maybe there will be full songs with the DVD release.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:37 PM

Oh, that must be really frustrating. What a strange artistic choice.

It's a documentary on his life rather than a concert film. Maybe Don't look Back featured full songs but I can't think of another.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:48 PM

I think that one full song from a concert would have been a good choice. His stage presence was really incredible.
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#6 Wilfrid

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:52 PM


Oh, that must be really frustrating. What a strange artistic choice.

It's a documentary on his life rather than a concert film. Maybe Don't look Back featured full songs but I can't think of another.


Two and a half hours, though. You think he might have squeezed one in.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:54 PM

I thought this was about a dog.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:21 PM

I thought this was about a dog.

A dawg of a different sort.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:42 PM

I saw this on Sunday and have to say I enjoyed it a great deal

My wife & I were in Jamaica in January and visited Nine Mile, so some of the scenes had particular resonance even if the whole area has now been turned into a tourist compound.

I wondered about the use of (or lack of use of) complete songs, but wondered if there was a copyright issue with short clips coming under "fair usage" and not carrying as high a fee as complete songs.

Anyway, I definitely think it is worth seeing, if BM is of any interest to you at all

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