ОписаниеMartin Scorsese Presents- THE BLUES: A Musical Journey- 7 DVD Box Set- 2003-
- Reverse Angle International Productions/Vulcan Productions, Inc./Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings/
/Snapper Music/Sony Music Entertainment Inc.- 636551503976 (SMADVD039)- 1600 grn
DVD1- Feel Like Going Home: A Martin Scorsese Production;
DVD2- The Soul Of A Man: A Film By Wim Wenders;
DVD3- The Road To Memphis: A Film By Richard Pearce And Robert Kenner;
DVD4- Warming By The Devils Fire: A Film By Charles Burnett;
DVD5- Godfathers And Sons: A Film By Marc Levin;
DVD6- Red, White & Blues: A Film By Mike Figgis;
DVD7- Piano Blues: A Film By Clint Eastwood.
It may have been underrated when first broadcast on PBS on consecutive nights in the fall of '03, but executive producer Martin Scorsese's homage to the blues is a truly significant, if imperfect, achievement. "Musical journey" is an apt description, as Scorsese and the six other directors responsible for these seven approximately 90-minute films follow the blues (the foundation of jazz, soul, R&B, and rock & roll) from its African roots to its Mississippi Delta origins, up the river to Memphis and Chicago, then to New York, the United Kingdom, and beyond. Some of the films (like Wim Wenders's The Soul of a Man and Charles Burnett's Warming by the Devil's Fire) use extensive fictional film sequences, generally to good effect. There's also plenty of documentary footage, interviews, and contemporary studio performances recorded especially for these films. The last are among the best aspects of the DVDs, as the bonus material features the set's only complete tunes. Lou Reed's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" and the ElektriK Mud Kats' (with Chuck D. of Public Enemy) hip-hop-cum-traditional updating of Muddy Waters's "Mannish Boy" are among the best of them; on the other hand, a rendition of "Cry Me a River" by Lulu (?!) is a curious choice, even with Jeff Beck on hand. The absence of lengthier vintage clips, meanwhile, is the principal drawback. For that reason alone, Clint Eastwood's Piano Blues is the best of the lot; a musician himself, Eastwood simply lets the players play, which means we get extensive file footage of the likes of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Nat "King" Cole, as well as new performances by Ray Charles, Dr. John, and others. Overall, this is a set to savor, a worthwhile investment guaranteed to grow on you over the course of repeated viewings.
Each Disc Comes In A Single Plastic DVD Slim Case With Transparent Tray And All Items Contained In A Hardback Box Includes 16-Page Booklet.
Made In The UK.
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