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Title:   Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Director:   Alex Gibney
Year:   2014
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   10.31.14

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- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
- Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
10.31.14DVR This is a really good doc. For a long time I've been waiting for a doc or biopic on James Brown since I really like his music but only knew the tiniest bit about his life. Thanks to the Alamo I'd seen the T.A.M.I. show and his live concert in Boston just after MLK's assassination but that was really about it (other than Weird Al's "Living with a Hernia"). This really got into the nitty gritty of his upbringing, personality, and outlook on life. As one can probably guess from the subtitle it skimmed over most of his last 40 years of life and concentrated really hard on the 60s and his connection to the civil rights movement. And it feels like they got interviews from pretty much everyone notable from his early career which is great. Also, so many great voices... I don't know for horn players if it's just a lifetime of using your lungs and throat professionally or what but there were a lot of awesome barely-understandable voices in this doc.

It couldn't have been more up my alley so this is no surprise but I loved this. So great.
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