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Reply #150 posted 11/06/18 8:23am

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jdcxc said:

Genesia said:


She also destroyed A Wrinkle in Time. I am not hopeful.

“Selma” was incredible. I just hope she has real music people working with her. And Prince experts who aren’t all about propping themselves up. Basically, a real anaylsis, treatment and breakdown of his genius. We all have read amazing pieces and crap.

minimal talk, especially from people outside of the actual music/camp.

A timeline piece of this career with video/concert/rehearsal clips, mixing stuff within the time periods and album era releases, including the proteges(I mostly care about the 80s proteges) a lot of the latter stuff became too much about women.

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Reply #151 posted 11/06/18 9:38am

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OldFriends4Sale said:



jdcxc said:


Genesia said:



She also destroyed A Wrinkle in Time. I am not hopeful.



“Selma” was incredible. I just hope she has real music people working with her. And Prince experts who aren’t all about propping themselves up. Basically, a real anaylsis, treatment and breakdown of his genius. We all have read amazing pieces and crap.


minimal talk, especially from people outside of the actual music/camp.


A timeline piece of this career with video/concert/rehearsal clips, mixing stuff within the time periods and album era releases, including the proteges(I mostly care about the 80s proteges) a lot of the latter stuff became too much about women.



I think there should be minimal talk even from people inside the camp, and only archival footage to avoid revisionist history.
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Reply #152 posted 11/06/18 9:52am

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I think any Prince bio would have to be about a specefic time or event. You cannot cover the entire Prince life, work, and impact in one film. And most bios do just that, focus on one spect while sprinkling in a back story. A lot of rock artist died early and had one or two defining songs or achievements. (The exemptions would be The Stones, The Beatles and Elton) And the music with those guys were collaborative. Band efforts. Even Elton is a collaboration. Prince produced so much work. He was known to be a workaholic and produced work and performances up the wazooo. Too much to cover in any single movie.



The article says it'll be a multi-part documentary. Sounds more promising the more I actually read on what she's doing. Live footage, interviews and such.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #153 posted 11/06/18 9:54am

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paulludvig said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

minimal talk, especially from people outside of the actual music/camp.

A timeline piece of this career with video/concert/rehearsal clips, mixing stuff within the time periods and album era releases, including the proteges(I mostly care about the 80s proteges) a lot of the latter stuff became too much about women.

I think there should be minimal talk even from people inside the camp, and only archival footage to avoid revisionist history.

I don't think a documentary would have a lot of talk anyway. When they are posting a quote from someone it usually isn't long.

I mean Ava herself could push a pro-female revisionist view herself

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Reply #154 posted 11/06/18 10:06am

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And please Ava don’t do too much of the Religious stuff- only where it is pertinent to the music (Rainbow Children JW evolution, early gospel influences, etc.)

A few more tips for fun-

*Real breakdown of Minneapolis Sound, end of big band R&B era
*P’s unique and groundbreaking approach to production, band leadership, songwriting
*Miles Davis/Joni inspiration, collaboration, discussions
*Heavy emphasis on archived LIVE aftershow footage and his unique approaches to stagecraft, experimentation, impulsiveness
*Heavy emphasis on Musical Period 85-87 (Pure Genius)

Don’t shy away from edgy, hypersexual, competitive and dark sides...PRINCE is not Disney!
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Reply #155 posted 11/07/18 2:46am

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milesb said:

This has the BBC Omnibus doco to live up to. Which has set the bar.

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Omnibus was a gold standard documentary show. And to think that their Prince doc only featured so much archive material because they'd traveled to Minneapolis because they were to interview Prince (their usual MO when portraying an artist) and of course he'd changed his mind when they arrived, so in exchange they got access to a bunch of vault footage (e.g. from Magnoli's unfinished(?) and unreleased documentary that he was making during the Lovesexy era).

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I didn't know about the unreleased Lovesexy era documentary. Would be fascinating to see more of that footage. Starting with the Camden 88 aftershow smile That era is one of my favourites personally. Won't hold my breath though..

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Reply #156 posted 11/07/18 11:22am

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milesb said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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Omnibus was a gold standard documentary show. And to think that their Prince doc only featured so much archive material because they'd traveled to Minneapolis because they were to interview Prince (their usual MO when portraying an artist) and of course he'd changed his mind when they arrived, so in exchange they got access to a bunch of vault footage (e.g. from Magnoli's unfinished(?) and unreleased documentary that he was making during the Lovesexy era).

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I didn't know about the unreleased Lovesexy era documentary. Would be fascinating to see more of that footage. Starting with the Camden 88 aftershow smile That era is one of my favourites personally. Won't hold my breath though..

camden 88 in full has been rleased to some ...the rest are waiting

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Reply #157 posted 11/08/18 1:30am

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luvsexy4all said:

milesb said:

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I didn't know about the unreleased Lovesexy era documentary. Would be fascinating to see more of that footage. Starting with the Camden 88 aftershow smile That era is one of my favourites personally. Won't hold my breath though..

camden 88 in full has been rleased to some ...the rest are waiting

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I don't understand why the chosen few wouldn't release this to the wider few. The wider few being the rest of us hardcore fans. Aren't we all in this together? We're all practically kin! I'd release it if I had it. What's the point of keeping his genius to yourself?

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Reply #158 posted 11/08/18 2:58am

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milesb said:

luvsexy4all said:

camden 88 in full has been rleased to some ...the rest are waiting

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I don't understand why the chosen few wouldn't release this to the wider few. The wider few being the rest of us hardcore fans. Aren't we all in this together? We're all practically kin! I'd release it if I had it. What's the point of keeping his genius to yourself?

[Edited 11/8/18 1:31am]

WHY ? > 2 answers

MONEY & Pride

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Reply #159 posted 11/09/18 3:45am

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milesb said:

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I don't understand why the chosen few wouldn't release this to the wider few. The wider few being the rest of us hardcore fans. Aren't we all in this together? We're all practically kin! I'd release it if I had it. What's the point of keeping his genius to yourself?

[Edited 11/8/18 1:31am]

WHY ? > 2 answers

MONEY & Pride

cool

$ and ego

love or $?

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