• 电影名称 Twenty Feet from Stardom

  • ——Meet the unsung heroes behind the greatest music of our time.
  • 中文名称 离巨星二十英尺
  •  类型  纪录片 / 音乐
  •  国家  美国
  •  语言  英语
  •  时长  1 hr 31 min (91 min)
  • 上映时间 26 July 2013 (USA)
This is a documentary of the background singers we've been listening tofor decades. People whose singing we actually sing or hum to withoutever knowing who they are. They work in the studios and live on stagewith The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sting, and many, many others.That magic that works in ...
This movie is not well researched. Straight to the point, Darlene Lovedid not sing the Da Doo Ron Ron nor did she sing background on it. Shedid not sing background for any Crystal song. Her credits are "He's ARebel" and "He's Sure The Boy I Love". That is it. La La Brooks is theone and only original...
Greetings again from the darkness. "And the colored girls go do doodoo, do doo ...". The controversial lyrics from Lou Reed's "Walk on theWild Side" kick off this exceptional documentary about the oft-ignoredback-up singers who have played (and continue to play) a huge role insome of the biggest son...
I had a seat for a screening of this documentary in London, and withall the publicity I was really looking forward to seeing it.This film takes a good look back over the contemporary music scene fromthe point of view of the backing vocalists who give some inspiringperformances on camera. The perform...
This documentary is another in a recent cycle that looks at those fromthe music industry who have been neglected in some way. In 'A BandCalled Death' we learn about an innovative proto-punk band who nevereven got a chance to record an album and were only rediscovered over 35years after recording the...
At ninety one minutes it feels longer. While there is interestingarchival footage the repeated talking head aspect from the top names inthe music industry becomes tiresome. The message and plight ofbackground singers message is not subtle. The movie stays in a midrange and lacks highs and lows.Sting...
There are some people who toil anonymously in the music business:session musicians, recording engineers, producers and so on. And thenthere are the backup singers. Many of those, probably most dream ofbeing out front, becoming a star, and gaining worldwide fame, applause,respect.For most, it doesn't...
I had never heard of the performers, but have apparently enjoyed theircontributions thousands of times. Praise to the producer and directorfor their headliner contributors. I saw the film at the Minneapolis -St Paul film festival. Merry Clayton came to the screening and sang forus after the showing....
This film is highly recommended.Midway through Morgan Neville's riveting new documentary about theworld of backup singers, Twenty Feet from Stardom, music legend Stingcomments that the most important factors needed for success, more sothan talent, are luck and timing. That sage comment is the crux o...
20 Feet from Stardom (2013)**** (out of 4)Whereas SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN was one of the best films of 2012, thisyear has another musical documentary that turns out to be amasterpiece. Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Lou Adler, SherylCrow, Bette Midler and Mick Jagger are just a few of the ...
15 minutes into 20 Feet from Stardom you really become excited aboutthe possibilities. You hear familiar songs that are given a newperspective and see the faces that match the voices you fell in lovewith. But before the film winds down, you have more questions than youdid going in. It devolves into ...
I watched this documentary, because it was nominated for an Oscar andwas the favorite to win (which it eventually did). So I thought I'dgive it a shot.To be honest, I was rather disappointed. I was hoping to see adocumentary about unknown background singers, who try to earn enoughmoney, so that they...
I didn't see 20 FEET FROM STARDOM in the theater because I thought itwould be just a lame VH-1 type doc. And guess what, it is! I finallysaw it because it has such Oscar buzz. It's ultimately an unfocusedmess. Nice to see so many talented "background" singers but the filmcan't contain itself when it...
I watched this movie last night and enjoyed it. This morning I came towrite a glowing review, but I decided to read a few other reviewsfirst. Imagine my shock when I saw several informed reviews criticizingthe film for its blatant fabrication of facts. So I paused to do someresearch on my own.The wo...
all about the African American women who served as backup singers tobig stars.two full hours…some good moments, but over-shadowed by blaming othersfor the same. How dare they (elton, Elvis, Tom Jones, etc…) not giveequal billing to the backup singers who made them superstars?The movie got ...
With a family friend paying a Christmas visit soon,I decided to searcharound for a music documentary that he see during the holidayperiod.Picking up an old copy of a UK film magazine called Empire,Ispotted a review for what sounded like a fab tune of adocumentary,which led to me getting ready to mee...
There's hardly a great song without a choir but who are these backingvocalists? Most of us don't even know exist yet they are vitallyimportant and always have been.The theme of this unusual and original documentary takes the focus outof centre stage and places it 'literally' 20 feet from stardom and...
Before I watched this I remembered thinking I hope this is more thanjust a documentary that says background singers are talented too andare great musicians etc. and I really hoped I would hear about themotivations of these singers and would get a sense of why they are sohappy to not be in the spotli...
20 Feet from StardomThe worst part of being a backup singer is you're in the path of thelead singer's farts.Mind you, Mick Jagger would be the one emitting gas in thisdocumentary.In the shadow of the spotlight, women, like, Darlene Love, MerryClayton and Sheryl Crow, have been overlooked in the anna...
This Documentary depicts some wonderful ladies of music, and theirtrials and tribulations. It also depicts some fantastic back stagestories and behind the scenes background on some wonderful artists andmusic, and damn these ladies can sing. A definite recommendation forany music lover with contribut...
This music documentary, unlike any of its predecessors, focuses onartists not usually the center of attention in the music industry, thebackup singers. This film portrayed the careers of the unsung forcesbehind many notable cuts from the past fifty years.The essence of these great backup singers is ...
"20 Feet from Stardom" is immensely enjoyable, affectionate andprofoundly compassionate look at the life and destines of backgroundsingers, hence the title. It is something I was aware long ago -probably back in the 1980s when I was teenager listening than-currentpop hit "Culture Club" and quickly n...
I came across this movie as a preview for another film and I got it outof the library. I loved it and the ladies they featured. These ladiesare legends and stars - they are not 20 feet from it they are knee deepin it.... I especially like the special features with the extendedinterviews. How nice it...
The Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet from Stardom" does a crediblejob in depicting the highs & lows of past & present background singers.And while non-music fans might think "20 Feet from Stardom" is morelike "20 scenes of Boredom", it still authentically highlights the muchunderrated role of the ...
This is a study of those backup singers possessed of as much talent asthe stars they work for, but who have somehow not managed to ascend toshow business' top tier. Partly this is due to lack of will; partly dueto luck; and partly due to the fact that perhaps talent is not enoughto ensure one's name...
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