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Bob Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring electronic instruments ever created. This "compelling documentary portrait of a provocative, thoughtful and deeply sympathetic figure" (New York Times) peeks into the inventor's mind and the worldwide phenomenon he fomented. Written by ZU33

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A fine movie idea poorly executed.
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd say overall the movie is OK. It is interesting seeing Bob Moog just walking around and speaking (kind of one of those mythologically huge names that you don't suspect ever actually lived).

With that said, I feel this movie could have been greatly improved. They only briefly touched on things such as Switched On Bach, and spent little time on anything outside of live performance. Furthermore, the guest appearances are all pretty small. Not so much as appearances as they are brief sightings (with the exception of Berrnie Worrel and Rick Wakeman who actually are "interviewed").

Basically this movie is Bob Moog waxing philosophical for an hour over a weak new age soundtrack. I wish there would have been more about the synths and less about Moog himself. I would also liked to have seen exclusives such as people playing rare synths etc. Also, there was no narrator, which I feel was greatly needed. With a narrator they would have been able to take some pressure off of Bob's dialog.

Final verdict: If you want raunchy godlike riffs and exclusive footage, don't watch. If you want to know a little more about the man behind the raunchy godlike riffs, watch it. I just wish better filmmakers had been given this project.


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