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Michael Jackson doc (by Spike Lee)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:32 pm
by AndyM
This is far from perfect -- too many talking heads, borders on hagiography, glosses over some less pleasant aspects of la famille Jackson, and the impressionistic style might irritate.........

BUT

it has a good chunk of the greatest music ever made, there's some wonderful archive footage (check out Michael dancing on TV with the Nicholas Brothers), and overall it reminds you how important it is to get past freak-show Michael, tragic-diva Michael and rumours-of-paedo Michael and remember just what a genius he was at his best.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/categories ... toz&page=3

Re: Michael Jackson doc (by Spike Lee)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:00 pm
by Adam Blake
Thanks, Andy. Will check it out anon. I always felt sorry for him - he was robbed of his childhood and seemed to spend most of his adulthood looking for it. Or is that too simple an observation?

Re: Michael Jackson doc (by Spike Lee)

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:32 pm
by AndyM
I think that's certainly part of the story.

Re: Michael Jackson doc (by Spike Lee)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:03 pm
by alister prince
I agree with your opening comments Andy. I got really irritated by the really distracting fast cutting to people talking inanely and the constant repetition of a few points about MJ. His history was sanitised, as was the scramble for bits of his 'corpse', before and after his death. There were some excellent archive moments, but all too brief, as yet again a talking head cut in to bore us. A director of Spike Lee's abilities could have done MJ a much better service. A lost opportunity...
Aly