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Martin Scorsese presents The Blues. / The soul of a man

Author: Martin ScorseseWim WendersAlex GibneyLaurence FishburneLou ReedAll authors
Publisher: [Seattle, WA] : Vulcan Productions ; [Berlin] : Road Movies Filmproduktion Gmbh, ©2003.
Series: Blues.
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 scenes and performances of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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; Alex Gibney; Laurence Fishburne; Lou Reed; Cassandra Wilson; Alvin Youngblood Hart; Marc Ribot; Chris Thomas King; Lucinda Williams; Shemekia Copeland; Eagle-Eye Cherry; Vernon Reid; James Blood Ulmer; T-Bone Burnett; Bonnie Raitt; Garland Jeffreys; Nick Cave; Skip James; J B Lenoir; Lobos (Musical group); Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (Musical group); Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Musical group); Vulcan Productions.; Road Movies Filmproduktion.; Cappa Productions.; Jigsaw Productions.; Columbia Music Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0738903795 9780738903798 0738903892 9780738903897
OCLC Number: 63604015
Notes: Issued in slipcase as the second of seven DVDs, with accompanying booklet.
Series originally produced for PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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.
Credits: Executive producer, Martin Scorsese ; narrator, Laurence Fishburne.
Performer(s): Performers: Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Shemekia Copeland, Eagle Eye Cherry, Vernon Reid, James Blood Ulmer, Los Lobos, T-Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Marc Ribot, Garland Jeffreys, Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds. Archival performances: J.B. Lenoir, Skip James.
Description: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: The Blue set contains the following: [1] Feel like going home : a film / by Martin Scorsese --
[2] The Soul of a man : a film / by Wim Wenders --
[3] The Road to Memphis : a film / by Richard Pearce and Robert Kenner --
[4] Warming by the devil's fire : a film / by Charles Burnett --
[5] Godfathers and sons : a film / by Marc Levin --
[6] Red, white & blues : a film / by Mike Figgis --
[7] Piano blues : a film / by Clint Eastwood.
Series Title: Blues.
Other Titles: Blues
Soul of a man
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)
Responsibility: Vulcan/Road Films in association with ; Cappa Productions and Jigsaw Productions ; produced by Alex Gibney ; written and directed by Wim Wenders.

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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 scenes and performances of their songs by contemporary musicians.

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