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George Michael: Freedom (2017)

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A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.
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George Michael Freedom - The Directors Cut is a deeply autobiographical story of George Michael's life concentrating on the period around the making of his album "Listen Without Prejudice" ... See full summary »

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The life story of legendary Singer Songwriter, George Michael.

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Credited cast:
Emmanuelle Alt Emmanuelle Alt ... Herself
David Austin David Austin ... Himself
Tony Bennett ... Himself
Jellybean Benítez ... Himself
Mary J. Blige ... Herself
Julian Bucknall Julian Bucknall ... Himself (archive footage)
Naomi Campbell ... Herself
James Corden ... Himself
Cindy Crawford ... Herself
Clive Davis ... Himself
Tracey Emin Tracey Emin ... Herself
Linda Evangelista ... Herself
Liam Gallagher ... Himself
Jean-Paul Gaultier ... Himself
Ricky Gervais ... Himself
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A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.

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21 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Freedom - George Michael See more »

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This is a film documentary that George Michael was working on at the time of his sudden passing on Christmas Day 2016. The documentary was originally due to air in the UK in March 2017 to coincide with the re-release of the1990 Listen Without Prejudice album with the MTV Unplugged addition. Subsequently both were postponed until October 2017. George Michael's family released a statement to say that they will honour the releasing of music he was working on and had planned to release himself. See more »

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Features George Michael: Fastlove (1996) See more »

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They Won't Go When I Go
Performed by George Michael
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A public life
29 October 2017 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'Freedom' is a documentary about Geroge Michael's life mostly put together by the singer himself before his untimely death last year. And it was an interesting life, that of a Watford schoolboy who became a global pop star, a legal warrior fighting his record company, and a gay man who finally embraced his sexual identity. Unfortunately, this film is not particularly interesting: Michael was a private man, and the story as told doesn't feel particularly personal. Nor is there a great discussion of the music, beyond the obligatory parade of talking heads who gush but offer no insight. The main thing that comes across is Michael's professional self-belief and ambition; though he talked of slavery in his battle with Sony, we get the sense less of a free spirit unable to work with the man, and more of someone angry he was not getting the respect he considered his talent deserved. I'd have liked to know more about the real George Michael; but here I felt I saw only what Michael wanted to be seen.


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