A documentary chronicling the career of teen singing star Paul Anka (the title is taken from one of his hit songs).
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A documentary chronicling the career of teen singing star Paul Anka (the title is taken from one of his hit songs).

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little known treasure
21 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Many of the great documentaries and shorts made by the National Film Board of Canada are not well known even in their native country. I read about this film in the Oxford History of World Cinema (pp.733, 734) and was lucky enough to see it on television. This is no mere educational experience as so many documentaries are, but a true work of art. The imagery and the use of music (even though I am not a huge Paul Anka fan) are striking. There is no better study of teen idols and their effect on fans (mostly teenage girls). The directors, Wolf Koenig and Roman Kroiter, should be granted far more recognition.


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