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The definitive life story of Bob Marley - musician, revolutionary, legend -- from the early days to international superstardom. Made with the support of his family, featuring rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews.
Marley is highly watchable, finely crafted legacy preservation - and it's either a white-washed sham or awesomely shaded.
It wants to show us the man behind the famous dreads, beatific smile and durable songs of love, hope and longing. In this task it succeeds admirably.
Sprinkled with riffs, concert footage and home videos, the family-authorized documentary does what the artist usually did: When in doubt, return to the beat.
Macdonald supplies some interesting and novel details about the musician's life and art, though the movie's narrative arc and documentary methods are totally predictable.
Given the legal and logistical constraints on this long-delayed project, this lengthy movie is as comprehensive a history as Marley's fans could have hoped, but the uninitiated may not catch a fire.
Bob Marley wrote the same song about 8,000 times, and the documentary "Marley" makes sure to include each version.
Marley is highly watchable, finely crafted legacy preservation - and it's either a white-washed sham or awesomely shaded.
Excellent Documentary This was a very informative and entertaining documentary. It's always good to see the story behind the genius. Bob Marley wanted to make a difference in this world and he fought for "World Peace." No one is "one dimensional." Bob Marley was complex and touched millions of people with his music. I heard on the radio that he smoked a pound a day of "weed." However, if you listen to the documentary that was a false accusation by the press. Bob Marley did not do that and as we all can see that he died from that foot injury by playing soccer which he failed to get treatment for later on. It was diagnosed by the Doctors as melanoma. Bob Marley continued to tour without treatment and it developed into full blown cancer. Bob Marley died at 36 years of age. However, Bob Marley accomplished more in life than the average 80 year old. Rest in Peace, Bob Marley... Job Well Done!
'nuff respect! Growing up during that period in Jamaica and thinking you knew what was going on...this filled many gaps for me and will for true fans of the music and the man (it's bigger than just weed)!
A new look on the religion I loved the movie!!! I hardly knew anything about Bob Marley! But, I found the Rastafarian religion is a misinterpreted form of Christianity! I am a Christian, and I find it somewhat.....troubling to find that, we read the same book, but, Rastafarian's are kinda going against it:/ But the movie was a very good movie! Robert Nesta Marley was a very good man! R.I.P Bob
AAAH-MAAAY-ZIIING Any reggae fan needs to watch this. Afterall how can one call themselves a fan and NOT learn or admire everything about its Godfather and most recognizable represented face. He truly was a genious and innovator and arguably had one of the purest messages out. To cure Hate, which he saw as a disease all one had to do was inject the cure, L-O-V-E which was found in his music. Truly one rare human being.
The Best bob marley documentary This movie was great cause its comming from people who knew him..and it finally put some of the rumors 2 rest ...like heas just a f**kin stoner...WRONG..HE WAS A F****N Musical Genius.AND REAL..AND NOT FAKE....ALWAYS SPREDDING THAT Possitive VIBE..WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE THAT.. Especially right now..IN A Negative WORLD.. WE LIVE IN
Love of heart If everyone head the love of Mother Earth and the peace at heart just maybe we all should take a stand against all of this un necessary killing of our young leaders. So lets some h how some way stop the madness.
An inspiration This doc was a surprise. What an amazing man and such a loss. To bad more people don't want peace in the world. So generous and kind. Those of use who were lucky enough to be touched by his life were blessed One love
Perfect. One of the best, most inspiring documentaries of our time. Bob Marley is dearly missed and his influence is much needed in this day and age. Not since him has there been a more pure soul in music and world culture <3 all the good ones get taken too soon :(
Speechless Bob showed love and happiness all around the world, and spread the message through his lyrics! Even though his gone for so long, he still lives in my heart and is like his still alive through his music, a prophet of HIS Majesty Jah Rastafari! One Love
Bob Marley If that name doesn't tell it all. Time to educate yourself. This man is an eternal Soul that will shine down & touch you & others to make this world a better place. ONE LOVE! He wasn't just a smoker. His true LEGEND is one of peace and faith in fellow woman & man. He had so much love for the sensual female it's something boys should be raised to follow. Sounds like a description if Jackie Robinson, MLK, Gandhi...
The Rastafari culture was known worldwide Because of this one man, he truly lived without a hate bone in his heart, he set out to cleanse this world of hate and came so close, inspiring people even after his death and showing the world the true meaning of love, RIP Mr. Bob Marley, you shown us all the true way of life.
GREAT DOCUMENTARY I have always loved Bod Marley 's songs... They always inspire me and make me happy... and now after watching this great film, I have so much more understanding and respect for this musical genius. The Godfather of Reggae music. This is a must watch film, if you love reggae music! :)
Marley is... ...GREAT. I already loved the music but after watching this I was enlightened to why "when music hits you, you feel no pain". This man truly had a beautiful outlook on life and soul. RIP Jamaican Soldjaaa.
Serves its purpose well. It is SO REFRESHING to see Bob portrayed as he really was. When I speak to people I feel like no one knows he was more than a pot head or a face on a T-shirt. Testimony from Rita and Cedella really make this worth watching for me.
Excellent Very inspiring, very insightful I learned things about him I had never known. My dad always played his music on the record player when I was young, so it was nice to kinda relive that and see who Bob Marley really was.
Heaven sent He is not only beautiful outside but has abundance of inner beauty and strength.. His life was so inspirational and full of Love... He is something we need today... I love this magnificent rasta....
Must see If th ads a fan of Bob Marley then you need to see this documentary. It is very touching and just amazing all around. If you don't know him or don't know his awesome music....please get educated :-)
Wonderful Insight Truly a wonderful insight into the intimate life of the greatest influential person to come out of Jamaica. What a well thought out and well produced documentary. I would give it ten stars if that was possible. One Love
No Imitation... ...the man, the wife, the kids, the band, the legend, the music, the song writer, the friend of the world, the man of his community, the provider, the composer, the father, it's all one man, it is ROBERT NESTER MARLEY, b.k.a BOB MARLEY.
One Love Robert Nesta Marley is arguably one of the most influential artists ever...politically...culturally...spiritually...and this documentary gives exclusive looks behind the scenes at his legendary life...thumbs up!
He was and is, without doubt, Jamaica's finest export and in this programme we can reveal for the first time on DVD the behind the scenes Bob Marley that only his closest confidantes could know. To help us understand a little more about this iconic Jamaican is his long time girlfriend and Oscar nominated actress Esther Anderson who describes in detail their life together at home in Hope Road as well as in London. Of all the people considered closest to him, Esther was probably the person who knew more about the man's innermost thoughts and fears than any; so much was she in tune with him she even helped to write some of his hit records. Also featured is the last interview he would ever give in the UK where journalist Kris Needs questions him about his foot injury (the injury that would eventually lead to the diagnosis of terminal cancer) and many other topics about which Marley held strong views. The DVD also reveals previously unseen home footage plus live performances including 'Lively Up Yourself' which was last seen performed in the 70's.
1. Lively Up Yourself 00:37 2. His Music 03:32 3. Early Life: Truths and Myths 05:27 4. Evolution of Reggae 12:15 5. Island Records 18:23 6. Catch a Fire 23:19 7. Media Pressure and Split 28:16 8. Attempted Assassination 33:12 9. Traveling to London 36:58 10. A Passion for Football 41:16 11. Fame and Money 42:54 12. Stricken With Cancer 45:40 13. The Last Tour 48:00 14. Lasting Legacy 49:55
Detroit|Michigan|1959. Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from the city's thriving jazz and blues scene for his new record company: Motown. They called themselves the Funk Brothers|and they were the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. This is their story.
"SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN shows a rare glimpse into the creative world of the most enigmatic figure in rock history. Tracing the undeniable impact Scott Walker has had on popular music through casual interviews with some of his biggest, highest profile fans, we explore his fascinating trajectory. From jobbing bass player on LA's Sunset Strip, to his domination of the British pop scene that began in the swinging summer of 1965, to his transformation into a composer of true genius, here is an uncompromising and serious musician working at the peak of his powers. At age 63, over the course of 2005, he went into the studio again, working on what could be his greatest artistic statement yet, and we are invited to experience this process with him."
Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez's sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. 2012 Canfield Pictures AB. All Rights Reserved.
A very long, sloppy trailer for the original film - This is NOT the film COLOR ME OBSESSED, A FILM ABOUT THE REPLACEMENTS. That film is 2 hours long and tells the full story of the band through the eyes of their fans, followers, fellow musicians, roadies, sound men, and more. This film, which runs 49 minutes, is a collection of funny Replacements stories, most of which do not appear in the finished film.
Song of Lahore follows Sachal Studios musicians from their hometown in Pakistan to New York City as they rehearse and take the stage for a truly moving concert performance with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, after receiving a personal invitation to perform from Wynton Marsailis
An ineffable mix of unbridled joy and vérité realism, A Poem Is a Naked Personpresents the beloved singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell as filmed by documentarian Les Blank between 1972 and 1974. Blank’s camera lets us into the world of Russell and his friends and fellow artists in and around his recording studio in northeast Oklahoma, capturing intimate, off-the-cuff moments and combining them with mesmerizing scenes of Russell and his band performing live. This singular film about an artist and his community never got an official theatrical release and has attained legendary status. Now, after more than forty years, it can finally be seen and heard in all its rough beauty.
Traveling from the streets of Havana to the stage of Carnegie Hall, this revelatory documentary captures a forgotten generation of Cuba’s brightest musical talents as they enjoy an unexpected brush with world fame. The veteran vocalists and instrumentalists collaborated with American guitarist and roots-music champion Ry Cooder to form the Buena Vista Social Club, playing a jazz-inflected mix of cha-cha, mambo, bolero, and other traditional Latin American styles, and recording an album that won a Grammy and made them an international phenomenon. In the wake of this success, director Wim Wenders filmed the ensemble’s members—including golden-voiced Ibrahim Ferrer and piano virtuoso Rubén González—in a series of illuminating interviews and live performances. The result is one of the most beloved music documentaries of the 1990s, and an infectious ode to a neglected corner of Cuba’s prerevolutionary heritage.
Lauded equally by critics and the cannabis-enhanced audiences that made it a midnight-movie hit, Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff stars as an aspiring young singer from the countryside who records a song for an unscrupulous music mogul. When the song becomes a hit and he is cut out of his share, the singer turns outlaw and takes on the music industry, the ganja trade, and the government itself. "Nothing short of amazing" - The Los Angeles Times
Director Matt Wolf's critically acclaimed documentary examines the life and work of Arthur Russell, an influential singer, songwriter, cello player and disco auteur who died tragically in 1992. The film blends archival footage with illuminating interview segments featuring some of Russell's colleagues and most notable collaborators, including poet Allen Ginsberg, composer Philip Glass and indie pop sensation Jens Lekman.
Their music is unforgettable. Their name is legend. The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert and Richard Sherman, the astoundingly prolific Academy Award®-winning songwriting team. While their songs, "A Spoonful Of Sugar (Mary Poppins)" and "I Want To Be Like You (Jungle Book)," to name a few, celebrated family entertainment and happy endings, their life together was not as harmonious. Go behind the scenes for a fascinating glimpse into how Walt Disney used the language of music to bring the brothers together, creating a cinematic legacy like no other.
Documentary on legendary Husker Du drummer/singer/songwriter, Grant Hart - The only star and singing voice of this film, Grant Hart, the lucid yet damaged drummer of Husker Du, soberly analyses the great American punk tripartite of the 80s while rummaging around in its soul. Every Everything is a bold and original documentary where it all comes out, told by an articulate, alienated and ill-tempered chronicler, brimming with vulnerability, hatred, and terrible addiction.