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Reply #90 posted 08/30/19 6:44pm

onlyforaminute

Has anyone ready mentioned Taylor Hackford? Ray, I guess Leon Gast was mentioned When We Were Kings?
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #91 posted 08/30/19 8:06pm

CynicKill

poppys said:

CynicKill said:


I blame it on the scope of the subject.

It's like he really would've put out great single subject docs on Armstrong, Benny Goodman or Duke Ellington if he chose to.

I thought it came out great but I've heard the same criticisms you made when it came out.

His "Country Music" is coming out next month, and given the scope of THAT subject, I'm almost certain the same issues will arise.

Unless they tweak their formula.

Of course we'll all be watching.


Scope or no scope, begin at the beginnng. Burns dropped the ball on the subject, despite his status and all the fanfare. Get better input from the actual source of jazz, or don't bother. I won't be running to his country music doc either. growl.


edit - I will watch it, lol. That Dolly footage looks great.

[Edited 8/29/19 21:14pm]

I already knew.

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Reply #92 posted 08/31/19 6:00am

funksterr

Cancel it... biggrin

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Reply #93 posted 08/31/19 6:12am

poppys

CynicKill said:

poppys said:


Scope or no scope, begin at the beginnng. Burns dropped the ball on the subject, despite his status and all the fanfare. Get better input from the actual source of jazz, or don't bother. I won't be running to his country music doc either. growl.


edit - I will watch it, lol. That Dolly footage looks great.


I already knew.


cool Still, Mr. PBS needs to leave Prince alone. Too pedantic, lacking the flair and instinct needed to make those giant social and musical leaps come alive.

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Reply #94 posted 08/31/19 7:28am

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I would like a young unknown to be given the shot.
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Reply #95 posted 08/31/19 9:10am

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[Edited 8/31/19 13:56pm]

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Reply #96 posted 08/31/19 10:25am

jn2

Albert Magnoli.

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Reply #97 posted 08/31/19 10:39am

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jn2 said:

Albert Magnoli.

Yeah good choice. Is he still making movies?

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Reply #98 posted 08/31/19 10:56am

violetcrush

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

jn2 said:

Albert Magnoli.

Yeah good choice. Is he still making movies?

Albert would be great for the 80's, but not sure about the 90's forward. Although, he would certainly know the right people to use as resources.

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Reply #99 posted 08/31/19 11:58am

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

jn2 said:

Albert Magnoli.

Yeah good choice. Is he still making movies?

Looks like he hasn't directed anything since 1997...

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Reply #100 posted 09/01/19 3:13pm

TurnItUp

How bout bring Ava back! If the estate is gonna start managing PP and Graceland LLC is out, just let Ava finish what she started. I was really looking forward to her doing it, especially after the massive success of "When They See Us" along with her success with

"Queen Sugar".

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Reply #101 posted 09/01/19 3:19pm

PeggyO

TurnItUp said:

How bout bring Ava back! If the estate is gonna start managing PP and Graceland LLC is out, just let Ava finish what she started. I was really looking forward to her doing it, especially after the massive success of "When They See Us" along with her success with

"Queen Sugar".

LATimes says it is creative differences with Netflix.

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Reply #102 posted 09/02/19 6:16am

jdcxc

PeggyO said:



TurnItUp said:


How bout bring Ava back! If the estate is gonna start managing PP and Graceland LLC is out, just let Ava finish what she started. I was really looking forward to her doing it, especially after the massive success of "When They See Us" along with her success with


"Queen Sugar".





LATimes says it is creative differences with Netflix.



With Netflix or the Estate? Doesn’t Ava have a long term contract with Netflix?
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Reply #103 posted 09/02/19 6:40am

PeggyO

jdcxc said:

PeggyO said:

LATimes says it is creative differences with Netflix.

With Netflix or the Estate? Doesn’t Ava have a long term contract with Netflix?

This is a snippett from the 8/19 LA Times article:

She does note she’s no longer working on Netflix’s multipart Prince documentary, saying she had “creative differences” with the company after working for a year on the project. “It just didn’t work out,” she says. “There’s a lot of beautiful material there. I wish them well.”

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Reply #104 posted 09/02/19 9:47am

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It would be disappointing if it’s just a lazy talking heads documentary consisting if B-list celebrities talking about Prince.
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Reply #105 posted 10/03/19 5:04am

bonnie184

Ken MF Burns

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Reply #106 posted 10/03/19 8:15am

laytonian

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.

Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #107 posted 10/03/19 9:01am

poppys

laytonian said:

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


What is that supposed to mean? O tell us who it is great Oracle.

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Reply #108 posted 10/04/19 8:06am

PeggyO

poppys said:

laytonian said:

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


What is that supposed to mean? O tell us who it is great Oracle.

That makes 2 of us!

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Reply #109 posted 10/04/19 8:45am

JorisE73

laytonian said:

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


Really picked or did someone just volunteer?

Like most endevours in Prince-land these days everyone working on something over there just seems to be some amateur that thinks he's/she's an expert who volunteered to "help".

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Reply #110 posted 10/04/19 8:59am

Genesia

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JorisE73 said:

laytonian said:

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


Really picked or did someone just volunteer?

Like most endevours in Prince-land these days everyone working on something over there just seems to be some amateur that thinks he's/she's an expert who volunteered to "help".


Because any rando can just walk in off the street and direct a documentary for Netflix? Geezuz... rolleyes lol

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Reply #111 posted 10/04/19 9:27am

poppys

PeggyO said:

poppys said:


What is that supposed to mean? O tell us who it is great Oracle.

That makes 2 of us!


What is the point of telling us we were wrong and then not saying who it is? blech

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Reply #112 posted 10/05/19 11:14am

Allanya

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PeteSilas said:

Spike, not just because of his obvious love for Prince but also because he's made some of my favorite documentaries, i like his docus better than his films. Funny thing was, Spike used to talk shit about Prince when he was young, back when he was against pretty much everything and anything.

Can't think of anyone else offhand that I think could do Prince justice.

I agree with this 100%. yes crysball eye

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Reply #113 posted 10/05/19 11:26am

poppys

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


hmmm, still nothing from laytonian... bored2

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Reply #114 posted 10/05/19 12:26pm

jfenster

poppys said:

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


hmmm, still nothing from laytonian... bored2

since that person said its not being publicized it probably isnt someone we'd know

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Reply #115 posted 10/05/19 4:58pm

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John Pilger or Werner Herzog

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Reply #116 posted 10/06/19 5:46pm

PeggyO

jfenster said:

poppys said:

The new director has been picked.

Apparently, working without self-publicity. It's a good choice and no, none of you guessed correctly.


hmmm, still nothing from laytonian... bored2

since that person said its not being publicized it probably isnt someone we'd know

Laytonian said it's a good choice which implies the person is known.

I will be happy with an org note!

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Reply #117 posted 10/06/19 8:11pm

willie

spike lee

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Reply #118 posted 10/07/19 12:39am

JorisE73

Genesia said:

JorisE73 said:


Really picked or did someone just volunteer?

Like most endevours in Prince-land these days everyone working on something over there just seems to be some amateur that thinks he's/she's an expert who volunteered to "help".


Because any rando can just walk in off the street and direct a documentary for Netflix? Geezuz... rolleyes lol

Well, considering the shitty movies they make I wouldn't be surprised.

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Reply #119 posted 10/07/19 3:17am

milesb

I think Asif Kapadia would do a great job

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