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Martin Scorsese presents The Blues. : The soul of a man a film by Wim Wenders.

Author: Martin ScorseseWim WendersLou ReedCassandra WilsonAlvin Youngblood HartAll authors
Publisher: [Seattle, WA] : Vulcan Productions, Inc. ; [Berlin] : Road Movies Filmproduktion Gmbh, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite blues artists: Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Part history, part personal pilgrimage, the film tells the story of these lives in music through an extended fictional film sequence, rare archival footage, present-day documentary scencs and voers of their  Read more...
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Named Person: Skip James; Blind Willie Johnson; J B Lenoir; Skip James; Blind Willie Johnson; J B Lenoir
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Scorsese; Wim Wenders; Lou Reed; Cassandra Wilson; Alvin Youngblood Hart; Marc Ribot; Chris Thomas King; Vulcan Productions.; Road Movies Filmproduktion.
ISBN: 0738903795 9780738903798
OCLC Number: 316880795
Notes: Series originally produced for PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; presented by WGBH Boston to PBS.
Contains five full-length performances not seen in the film: See that my grave is kept clean / Lou Reed -- Slow down / Cassandra Wilson -- Mama talk to your daughter / Alvin Youngblood Hart -- Dark was the night, cold was the ground (electric) / Marc Ribot -- Revelations / Chris Thomas King. Also includes outtake from film, "The visit to the plantation" (silent); on-camera interview with Wim Wenders; director commentary; director biography and filmography, etc.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, 5.1 surround sound.
Other Titles: Blues
Soul of a man :
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)

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Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite blues artists: Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Part history, part personal pilgrimage, the film tells the story of these lives in music through an extended fictional film sequence, rare archival footage, present-day documentary scencs and voers of their songs by contemporary musicians.

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