Biggie and Tupac details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls|
|Collections:||Double Acts, Street Beats, Top 20 Documentaries, Top Documentaries, True Crime, Watch Now Top Rated|
Biggie and Tupac
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Tells the truthBy deniz from london , 09 Nov 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]One of the most truthful and revealing documentaries I have ever seen.. It tells the truth behind the killing of Biggie and Tupac Shakur like no other one sided so called documentaries. U get the real view of the east coast west coast rivalry....
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A bit too Big For MEBy guyincognito from London , 17 Nov 2004This Nick Broomfield documentary is a tad confusing. There are lots of characters introduced and then he keeps referering back to them and to be honest I got a little lost.
Broomfield does labour the point quite a lot which gets a bit frustrating both for the viewer and the people he is interviewing. I like the fact that he gives you a better insight into the lives of Biggie and Tupac, I had for example no idea that Biggie had gone to private school and that Tupac went to a drama/dance college.
A good insight into a some what murky world but would have liked a bit more of the brilliant music that both men were famous for and a bit less of Broomfield's narrative.
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Would watch it again!!!!By platinorubio from London , 10 Nov 2004A comforting documentary that shows the two rap stars Notorious B.I.G and Tupac, not viscous crack rock pedlers or murderous gun slinging hoods, but more as victims of an evil industrial machine run by an army of corupt music moguls and LAPD "law enforcement officers".
Broomfield, never able to distance himself from his subjects or the frame in which they are placed, provides a decent account of the lives and times of two highly regarded modern day poets and attempts to investigate further into the complicated web of cross, counter cross and double cross so evident in the community of the law makers within our midst.
This is very ...By a customer from DUNDEE , 08 Nov 2004This is very interesting, a fascinating investigation, that has far reaching implications. It shows how one event can have such an effect on so many peoples lives.This is one of Nick Broomfields better documentaries.Not just for fans of hip hop.
quite an interesting ...By tracy#31 from WEST WICKHAM , 30 Oct 2004quite an interesting docu and a few plus points of rare footage of biggie and tupac. Good soundtrack.Disappointing that another look into these unsolved murders has NOT YET reopened the case. Lots of unanswered questions and a great opinion of a police/ government cover up!
Mystery over Biggie and Tupac solved by BroomfieldBy MerryPrankster801 from Lincs. , 07 Aug 2004Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield delivers another hard-hitting expose and shows us what investigative journalism should be about: uncovering those difficult "truths".
Here he looks into the unsolved murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and uncovers the links between the police and organised gang crime.
On one level the film is simply a murder mystery in which Broomfield is trying to piece together a puzzle. On the other hand it is a voyeuristic look into a form of black culture that is seen as incendiary by the "powers that be".
The story is one of two friends whose relationship is soured by groups from outside the hip-hop community.
By concentrating on two individuals from the hip-hop field who had tremendous success, Broomfield goes beyond the myth's surrounding the rappers and shows how they simply became the fall guys for bigger issues dealing with clashes between white and black culture and maintenance of the status quo.
Anti-authoritarian as ever, Broomfield sees the political nature of rap as a direct descendant from the black panthers and this is why he believes organisations such as the FBI were tracking the movements of prominent rap stars.
However as any good journalist does, Broomfield presents both sides of the argument and leaves the viewer to make up their own mind as to the fallacies of those in the rap industry and the authorities.