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An Obscured View,
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This review is from: The Police: Everyone Stares - The Police Inside Out [DVD]  (DVD)
This film is slightly frustrating as it could be more interesting than it is. The footage is fine - patchy in places ,there is a real lack of footage of the last few years of the band's existence but I guess, like anyone else, Copeland probably only turned the camera on to record the good bits. He has pieced the footage together imaginatively. The soundtrack is corking - he's made alot of the Police's music sound better than it did originally. What lets the film down is his frankly reserved and, at times, slightly twee, narration. This should have been one of the film's great strengths, particularly as Copeland has a beautiful speaking voice. He's one of life's natural racontuers and, as anyone who has ever read the "After Dinner Tales" on his website should know, he more than capable of wit, intelligent insight and criticism. Sadly he obviously decided to play it safe with the film and it's a poorer piece of work as a consequence.