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Thread started 12/28/21 11:01am

Apollo85

How would you like the upcoming Netflix documentary constructed?

Personally, I would love a one hour part for almost every decade of his life:

Birth to 20 years old - Part 1

20 - 30 - Part 2

30 - 40 - Part 4

40 - 50 - Part 5

50 - 57 - Part 6

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Reply #1 posted 12/28/21 11:39am

LoveGalore

Birth to Controversy

1999 to Parade

SOTT to Symbol

Come to Rainbow Children

Musicology to Lotus

The rest. But who the fuck is gonna watch a 6 hour documentary except us nerds?
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Reply #2 posted 12/28/21 12:14pm

laytonian

At present, it's planned to be eight hours; that's more than enough time to cover each decade and emphasize his career.

I'm not sure it should be linear.

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Reply #3 posted 12/28/21 12:15pm

laytonian

LoveGalore said:

Birth to Controversy 1999 to Parade SOTT to Symbol Come to Rainbow Children Musicology to Lotus The rest. But who the fuck is gonna watch a 6 hour documentary except us nerds?


Look how many are watching that Beatles documentary; I highly doubt many are Beatles nerds.
I think it will be huge.

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Reply #4 posted 12/28/21 12:24pm

RODSERLING

There are 8 parts apparently, not 6.
And Bart said your part one is not interesting for anybody.
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Reply #5 posted 12/28/21 1:22pm

telecode101

1. Birth to For You

2. Prince to Controversy. This is key era as he fused new wave/punk ethos to R&B/funk

3. 1999 to Parade. This is key era for obvous reasons. Purple Rain and fame.

4. SOTT to Batman. This is key era as he breaks away from commerical expectations and establishes himself as a true artist seeking artistic goals.


5. Graffiti Bridge to Gold Experience. This is key era as it's the beginning of commerical demise and record industry problems.


6. Chaos to Expecation.


7. Musicology to Lotus.

8. Art Offical to Death.

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Reply #6 posted 12/28/21 1:27pm

rap

laytonian said:

At present, it's planned to be eight hours; that's more than enough time to cover each decade and emphasize his career.

I'm not sure it should be linear.

Eight hours? That's pathetic!

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Reply #7 posted 12/28/21 5:51pm

toejam

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8 hours??

OK...

Episode 1 = Birth to For You

Episode 2 - 1978 - 1983 (Prince through to 1999 - learning to be a star)

Episode 3 - 1984 - 1985 (Purple Rain) (as much as I think PR is overdone, it still probably deserves an episode on its own)

Episode 4 - 1985 - 1990 (ATWIAD through Graffiti Bridge - dealing with megastardom)

Episode 5 - 1991 - 1996 (the [original] 'New Power Generation' era - D&P, prince, Gold Experience, Exodus) (name change, record company disputes, etc.)

Episode 6 - 1996 - 2000 (Emancipation / Newpower Soul / Rave era)

Episode 7 - 2001 - 2004 ('jazz' era back to the pop centrestage with Musicology)

Episode 8 - 2005 - 2016 (the 'legacy' artist)

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Reply #8 posted 12/29/21 4:19am

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I really don’t care, as long as the 90s/00s don’t get brushed over as Prince’s “wandering years”. I’m sick & tired of the whole narrative about The Revolutions era being his best, at this point in time; it’s false, lazy and corny as hell.
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Reply #9 posted 12/29/21 10:24am

telecode101

Hamad said:

I really don’t care, as long as the 90s/00s don’t get brushed over as Prince’s “wandering years”. I’m sick & tired of the whole narrative about The Revolutions era being his best, at this point in time; it’s false, lazy and corny as hell.

Yes. I agree. He make a lot of great music post 90s and 00s. It all makes u a great body of work.

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Reply #10 posted 12/29/21 12:58pm

rap

toejam said:

8 hours??

OK...

Episode 1 = Birth to For You

Episode 2 - 1978 - 1983 (Prince through to 1999 - learning to be a star)

Episode 3 - 1984 - 1985 (Purple Rain) (as much as I think PR is overdone, it still probably deserves an episode on its own)

Episode 4 - 1985 - 1990 (ATWIAD through Graffiti Bridge - dealing with megastardom)

Episode 5 - 1991 - 1996 (the [original] 'New Power Generation' era - D&P, prince, Gold Experience, Exodus) (name change, record company disputes, etc.)

Episode 6 - 1996 - 2000 (Emancipation / Newpower Soul / Rave era)

Episode 7 - 2001 - 2004 ('jazz' era back to the pop centrestage with Musicology)

Episode 8 - 2005 - 2016 (the 'legacy' artist)

The Last Dance is 10 episodes. I'd be happy with 8 hours if each episode is at least 2 hours.

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Reply #11 posted 12/29/21 2:57pm

bozojones

pt. 1 - birth through 1999
pt. 2 - Purple Rain (the origins and creation of the album)
pt. 3 - Purple Rain (the movie and cultural impact of the album's era)
pt. 4 - ATWIAD through April 2016

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Reply #12 posted 12/29/21 3:15pm

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Hamad said:

I really don’t care, as long as the 90s/00s don’t get brushed over as Prince’s “wandering years”. I’m sick & tired of the whole narrative about The Revolutions era being his best, at this point in time; it’s false, lazy and corny as hell.

THIS!
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Reply #13 posted 12/29/21 4:28pm

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Netflix documentaries have a pretty similar tone in their structure. I'd expect....

- formative years episode.
-A budding star, ladykiller and recording genius episode

-Another continuation of the above episode focusing on proteges and him as lyricist
-Purple Rain megastar episode

-Episode about him changing styles, taking risks, heartbreak, break ups, commercial up/downs
-Mayte, Record industry wars, name change, his child, heartbreak
-Religious period, internet projects, second wife, tours, commercial failures
-3rd eye, embracing social media, young proteges, piano tour, looking back, health issues, ending his life alone.

Then expect part of the previous episode to be repeated in the following episode. Same thing they did with Tiger King and the Hip Hop History series.

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Reply #14 posted 12/29/21 5:43pm

ffdff123

lavendardrummachine said:

Netflix documentaries have a pretty similar tone in their structure. I'd expect....

- formative years episode.
-A budding star, ladykiller and recording genius episode

-Another continuation of the above episode focusing on proteges and him as lyricist
-Purple Rain megastar episode

-Episode about him changing styles, taking risks, heartbreak, break ups, commercial up/downs
-Mayte, Record industry wars, name change, his child, heartbreak
-Religious period, internet projects, second wife, tours, commercial failures
-3rd eye, health issues, ending his life alone.

Then expect part of the previous episode to be repeated in the following episode. Same thing they did with Tiger King and the Hip Hop History series.

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Reply #15 posted 12/30/21 10:36am

Farfunknugin

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I would like them to focus at first on his recording history then focus soley on his live performances with footage we’ve never seen before of both main & aftershow material.
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Reply #16 posted 12/30/21 11:03am

Apollo85

lavendardrummachine said:

Netflix documentaries have a pretty similar tone in their structure. I'd expect....

- formative years episode.
-A budding star, ladykiller and recording genius episode

-Another continuation of the above episode focusing on proteges and him as lyricist
-Purple Rain megastar episode

-Episode about him changing styles, taking risks, heartbreak, break ups, commercial up/downs
-Mayte, Record industry wars, name change, his child, heartbreak
-Religious period, internet projects, second wife, tours, commercial failures
-3rd eye, embracing social media, young proteges, piano tour, looking back, health issues, ending his life alone.

Then expect part of the previous episode to be repeated in the following episode. Same thing they did with Tiger King and the Hip Hop History series.

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I mean, this would be incredible.

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Reply #17 posted 12/30/21 12:19pm

EnDoRpHn

Based on what all of you are prognosticating, this whole thing sounds cornball and not worth the look.

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Reply #18 posted 12/30/21 12:27pm

lurker316

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Hamad said:

I really don’t care, as long as the 90s/00s don’t get brushed over as Prince’s “wandering years”. I’m sick & tired of the whole narrative about The Revolutions era being his best, at this point in time; it’s false, lazy and corny as hell.


This.


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Reply #19 posted 12/30/21 5:07pm

alphastreet

It’ll probably be like the Selena series, but I’ll watch it
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Reply #20 posted 12/31/21 1:39pm

JoeyCococo

my main hope is that Netflix brings this man who purposely wanted to remain a mystery, back to earth for us. By this I mean, i hope they focus on his superhuman but earthly gifts like, an unstoppable worth ethic, a laser focus and determination and a fearlessness that is pretty much unparallelled. I do hope that they show that he was a man of action, and not as much talk. I hope they show that he was a student of those that came before him....that he watched, absorbed and emitted all into something totally unique....

..and I really hope they hit home the fact that, had he been a white man who could do all that Prince did...he'd be regarded far more highly then he is today. He was a black man who was never going to be told what to do which is what i respect as much as his musical output and ability.

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Reply #21 posted 12/31/21 2:18pm

JudasLChrist

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Hamad said:

I really don’t care, as long as the 90s/00s don’t get brushed over as Prince’s “wandering years”. I’m sick & tired of the whole narrative about The Revolutions era being his best, at this point in time; it’s false, lazy and corny as hell.



I'm exactly the opposite. I want it to focus on the 80s. The last 1 or 2 episodes can cover everything after Scandalous Sex Suite.

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Reply #22 posted 12/31/21 2:34pm

Hamad

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JudasLChrist said:



Hamad said:


I really don’t care, as long as the 90s/00s don’t get brushed over as Prince’s “wandering years”. I’m sick & tired of the whole narrative about The Revolutions era being his best, at this point in time; it’s false, lazy and corny as hell.



I'm exactly the opposite. I want it to focus on the 80s. The last 1 or 2 episodes can cover everything after Scandalous Sex Suite.



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Reply #23 posted 12/31/21 2:47pm

jdcxc

I hope for a 3 night theatrical release in a few select cities.

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Reply #24 posted 01/01/22 6:42pm

andrewm7

not that I think this could happen , but I`d love 8 hours on the 2003 Hong Kong/Australian/Hawaii tour lol

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Reply #25 posted 01/01/22 6:51pm

christobole

I really don't care. Just gimme an awesome Soundtrack with lots of outtakes and unreleased versions of familiar songs.

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Reply #26 posted 01/01/22 8:08pm

lustmealways

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christobole said:

I really don't care. Just gimme an awesome Soundtrack with lots of outtakes and unreleased versions of familiar songs.

in a way this is my biggest fear. another completely anachronistic and remixed to shit outtakes lp a la originals. i want more stuff too but if it's at the cost of them completely blotting out and ignoring any and all real and historical context and importance of the material as they have done so many times before, they can keep it.

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Reply #27 posted 01/02/22 4:34pm

christobole

lustmealways said:

christobole said:

I really don't care. Just gimme an awesome Soundtrack with lots of outtakes and unreleased versions of familiar songs.

in a way this is my biggest fear. another completely anachronistic and remixed to shit outtakes lp a la originals. i want more stuff too but if it's at the cost of them completely blotting out and ignoring any and all real and historical context and importance of the material as they have done so many times before, they can keep it.

Well, if it includes songs that failed to materialize on the previous two Deluxe Editions, I'll take it. Historical context or not. In fact, maybe songs were intentionally left off the box sets on purpose for projects such as this.

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Reply #28 posted 01/03/22 1:29am

dm3857

Now listen.. I would love a “let it be” style doc as much as everyone else.. but there are several factors we need to take into place. The most important being.. this is going to be the first official Prince documentary, and it’s going to be trying to reach a broad audience. Although it’s not a biopic, we should probably view this as the estate going for that “Bohemian Rhapsody” type of response. There is a large percentage of the public, especially the younger generation, that aren’t even very familiar with the most iconic aspects of Prince.. I believe this documentary is going to be the the firm groundwork on why prince is prince.. later on we may get some in depth superfan style doc.. but I don’t know if this is going to be the one. I’m sure they will put in a fair amount of nuggets in to where even the hardcores will walk away satisfied.. but to think this is going to be a deep dive into the work, in my opinion, is a long shot.
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Reply #29 posted 01/03/22 6:00am

leecaldon

LoveGalore said:

Birth to Controversy 1999 to Parade SOTT to Symbol Come to Rainbow Children Musicology to Lotus The rest. But who the fuck is gonna watch a 6 hour documentary except us nerds?

If people are happy to watch an 8 hour documentary on a band doing rehearsals for 2 weeks, then reckon 8 hours on the entire life/career of Prince will be fine.

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