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GOOD BUT LIGHTWEIGHT
on 13 March 2011
I was immediately intrigued by the title because in all the many hours of Bill's stand-up i've heard, he never struck me as a patriot, more a citizen of the world who would balk at divisions of nationality and mainly used America as the cultural context for his comedy. The documentary even highlights how he was far better suited to Britain than his homeland.
There is some good stuff in here, and you certainly warm to Bill as a genuinely good soul, but it's all rather lightweight in terms of what Bill really out out there politically and in terms of the New World Order belief which is now gathering speed, partly thanks to Bill. This really for the uninitiated, the equivalent of the new Doors film, 'When You're Strange'.
There is also no discussion of any possible suspicions regarding Bill's death. He seemed to have cleaned up his act and suddenly he's got pancreatic cancer. He was ahead of his time and as i said earlier, some of his opinions about a small number of people running the world from 'behind the curtain' have spread like wildfire thanks to the Internet.
This is a good overview but lacking some kind of edge. Then again, i haven't seen the extras so maybe they contain what seems to be missing.