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I hate to admit it since I consider myself a bit of a musical savant, but I had never heard of the band "Death" until I saw this movie. They have some AMAZING tracks to their name and I can't help but think that the very least that they deserve now is to be heralded as the geniuses they are that they never got credit for when they were an actual band. That being said, this is not the music that will appeal to everyone. The Beatles may have been legends, but their music is still considered mainstream. This music will appeal to those who have an affinity for both Marilyn Manson and Beck and Radiohead. My all time favorite band is Radiohead and it's easy to see how and why a group like Death would influence the music that was produced decades after their time. The only thing I wish the movie would try to answer is that old conundrum - why are geniuses never understood in their own time??
I really enjoyed watching this doc**entary and I think that it is worth seeing in the theaters. The film was unexpectedly emotional and touching and I enjoyed the themes of family love and friendship. The film is determined and very persuasive and I was in awe of the groundbreaking musicianship. The film captures the joy of music very well and how it can influence the future talent. The film is a bit slow but if you are patient this film will grow on you and you will leave the theater very happy.
Of all the releases hitting the marquee this weekend, this one is undoubtedly the finest. A rare doc**entary that only educates but also entertains, this one goes straight to the heart of the music scene in the 70s and helps us understand what was going on in what was supposed to be the best time for rock n roll (at least post-Beatles). Most people have probably never heard of Death - they were too risque to get a mainstream record deal like The Beatles, the Doors, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and even Joni Mitchell. But their influence on music is indelible. I love the interviews from artists we haven't seen in generations and I especially love how ever some of the best known names in music since credit Death with helping push the envelope in music. Like all doc**entaries about music, this one has some amazing music and I hope they release an attending soundtrack. A+.
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