Behind-the-scenes archive documentary where BBC music presenter Bob Harris follows Queen as they record their 6th album, NEWS OF THE WORLD, shoot videos, promote it, rehearse and ultimately embark on a groundbreaking tour of North America.
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 »
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 »
'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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