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Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.Written by
Neville 'Bunny' Livingston:
We used to call ourselves, "Juveniles". Brothers of the ghetto, where we used to go to rehearse, say, you come from a wailing environment where people always bawling... you should be named "The Wailers."
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This comprehensive documentary tells us about sign reggae artist Bob Marley and traces his life, paying great attention to detail. Through interviews with family, friends and colleagues, view gives us pleasure, talking about the musician, as well as the beliefs and attitudes.
As a teenager, Bob moved from the countryside to the slums of Trenchtown. In 1960, his group The Wailers has found success in Jamaica. Then, in 1972, the founder of Island Records Blackwell started promoting The Wailers as a rebellious project, which led the group to international celebrity. Over the next decade, life was full of Marley world tours, and changes in the composition of new hits.
Directed MacDonald tells this story in a casual, almost Caribbean pace, showing the chronological development of events, using interviews, photographs, archival videos, concerts, and early recordings. Bob Marley himself contributes to the narrative, thanks to interviews he gave throughout his career. On the way we come to understand his deeply held beliefs and bright Rastafarian experiencing violence, politically motivated attack on his home in Kingston.
We also know the truth of his personal life stories. Bob has 11 children by seven women, but in fact he was quite a shy person: women pursued him, not vice versa. Rita Marley has remained faithful to his wife, having passed through it. Along with giving us a deep look at his personality and attitude, the film helps us understand why Bob is seen as a messianic figure in the Caribbean and African culture. McDonald also pays attention to showing us exactly what makes an infectious reggae music.
This film - a fascinating and exciting, despite its thoroughness and detail. It contains so many amazing shots that we can hardly accept instantly. Story is presented with the mind and personality, and prophetic zeal Marley captivates the viewer. If the movie is something missing, it is the music: famous songs are, but only in certain portions. Perhaps it would be nice to see a new one, this time the concert film.
Be sure to watch all those interested in work of the great Bob Marley and reggae music lovers of sun.
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