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Beautiful and inspirational,
This review is from: Searching For Sugar Man [DVD] (DVD)I have just pre-ordered this DVD because it made such a profound impact on me when I saw it on the big screen at the Tyneside Cinema.
It is a brilliant film. I already liked his music but I came away in awe of the man. He is everything the average, dumb-head pop star isn't. He's talented, inconspicuous and meek and a very kind, gentle human being. One of the things that almost moved me to tears was the bit in the film where his daughter says the money he latterly earned from his success he gave away to the poor of Detroit. Brilliant! I hope I would do that in the same situation!
It's a film filled with drama and emotion, telling a story chronologically and with powerful imagery from Detroit and Cape Town backed up by spine-tingling music from the man himself.
If you don't enjoy and even love this film I will be frankly amazed. He is playing at the Sage Newcastle on 24th Nov - I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2013 20:32:07 GMT
Mr. P. Mclaughlan says:
Not seen the film yet. But I was at The Sage and he was awe inspiring...
Posted on 26 Jan 2013 01:06:20 GMT
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I've just wached this documentary on virgin on demand, coming across it totally by chance. I was so excited to find it (none of my friends or family in the UK (with the exception of my kids who've been brought up listening to Cold Fact) have even heard of Sixto Rodriguez. I'm gutted that I missed it on the big screen (how did I miss that?)...but even more gutted to find out from your review that he played at The Sage last year and I missed that too!!! I live in Newcastle but grew up in South Africa in the 1970's and Rodriguez's music takes me back, warts and all. He was 100% as huge in SA at that time as the film says he was. Literally everybody (aged 13-30) had the Cold Fact album, literally cult status, and we had no idea that he wasn't famous anywhere else in the world. How ironic that he didn't know how huge he was, and how many albums he'd sold in SA!! Rodriguez is an amazingly talented musician and songwriter, his words move and inspire and still ring true today. I feel really privileged to have loved and enjoyed his music for so long and hope that this thought provoking movie will showcase deservedly to the world, his exceptional and inspiring talent.
Posted on 17 Nov 2013 09:12:02 GMT
Miss P. McKeown says:
Good review and I agree with everything you say, but can I just point out that mentioning he was playing at the Sage is a bit of a spoiler? I watched the film knowing nothing of his story and whether he was alive or dead was one of the great reveals in the film for me. As this review appears at the top of all the reviews for this film, it's giving it away!
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