The Soul Of A Man details
|Starring:||Blind Willie Johnson, Skip James|
The Soul Of A Man
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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SuperbBy a customer from Scotland , 20 Aug 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Very interesting documentary mostly about the lives and music of Skip James and JB Lenoir. Lots of covers of their songs by many contemporary artists. Well worth renting if you are a fan of the blues!
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Soulful Indeed!By a customer from London , 15 Sep 2009The Soul Of A Man is a brilliant and moving film that captures the essence of blues in America and also makes a statement , a rather poignant one about the social history of the last 60-70 years. Enjoyable and a must see if you love the blues.
Soul lessBy OSo (403 reviews) from Tooting London , 13 Feb 2009OK But i dont feel it gave blues not enough justice and insight
felt a bit soul less, bland and miss directed
it lacked real information on the whole blues movement and felt like a small look at four beople involved in the movement.
I think they tried to keep it too simple and lost the focus of the film
Soul of a Man??By a customer from Cardiff , 20 Jan 2009I am a big blues fan, and I did not think this was even possible, but Wim Wenders manages to make the blues boring. This was dull, dull, dull. And the only good contemporary performances were those by Bonnie Raitt. The others mostly stunk.
'Feel Like Going Home' is MUCH better.
More political background would be welcome.By a customer from Derbyshire , 17 Apr 2007A good portrayal of a couple of the Blues 'greats', but inclusion of more of the political struggle COULD have made this documentary film truly great.
Blues wonderBy a customer from Cardiff , 18 Jan 2007If you love blues, you gonna love this film just as much as if you love good documentaries. Worth watching. Very moving stories about black blues masters that never became pop stars. Great.