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Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music (1969)

A fly-on-the-wall account that follows the legendary singer on tour in the USA during the late sixties. Crammed with superb music footage, the film also takes time out to relax with the man... See full synopsis »




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A fly-on-the-wall account that follows the legendary singer on tour in the USA during the late sixties. Crammed with superb music footage, the film also takes time out to relax with the man behind the most famous voice in country music. Whether visiting family or friends, winding down backstage or on a solitary hunting expedition, Johnny Cash always finds a song to fit the occasion.

Alongside live performances of great hits like "Ring Of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Big River," there are classic duets with his wife, June Carter plus rock 'n' roll stars Carl Perkins and Bob Dylan. From receiving his award for the "Folsom Prison" album at the 2nd ever Country Music Awards in Nashville to waxing philosophical on the tour bus; from playing in front of hardened criminals to backstage, arranging record company auditions for budding songwriters, "Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music" stands as confirmation of the artist's status as one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all ...

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The warm, wonderful full-length motion picture about the man who became A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME! See more »


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Fly-on-the-Wall Account of the Singer's Life On and Off Stage
7 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Filmed during Cash's tour of the United States in the late Sixties, director Robert Elfstrom offers a carefully airbrushed account of the star's life on and off stage. While attracting huge audiences wherever he goes, as well as winning awards, he remains eminently normal - the kind of man who willingly signs autographs, listens to pieces of doggerel composed by adoring fans, and poses for innumerable photos taken in the pre-smartphone era.

In sequences shot in his tour bus Cash is shown interacting with his immediate family (including June Carter Cash) as well as his crew. As they travel along endless stretches of road, Cash reminisces about his humble past while enjoying his present life, and thanks God for having helped him achieve success. He is also shown putting together his latest recordings; like any artist worth his salt, he is meticulous about every aspect of his work, including orchestrations, pronunciation, and sound.

In truth, the documentary is not especially interesting per se; although it offers fascinating insights into aspects of American popular cultures during the late Sixties, especially country music. With contributions from other great artists of that time, including Bob Dylan and Carl Perkins, JOHNNY CASH! THE MAN, HIS WORLD, HIS MUSIC can be described as mildly diverting.

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