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Cast

 
J.J. Cale ... Himself

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Rocky Frisco ... Himself
David Fulgham ... Himself
Ginger Havlat ... Herself
Mike Kappus ... Himself
Jimmy Karstein ... Himself
Bill Kenner ... Himself
Christine Lakeland ... Herself
Michael W. Lasota ... Himself
Jimmy Markham ... Himself
Jeff Martinson ... Himself
Paul McManus ... Himself
Dudley Murphy ... Himself
Destiny Pivonka ... Herself
Bill Raffensperger ... Himself
Walt Richmond ... Himself
Don White ... Himself
John D. Williams ... Himself

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Jörg Bundschuh 
 
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Bjoern Jensen .... supervising producer
 
Cinematography by
Roland Wagner 
 
Film Editing by
Carmen Kirchweger 
 
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Bjoern Jensen .... sound mixer
 

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Germany:167 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Music, Scenery and the Guitar Man, 25 April 2006
Author: CedricBlye from United States

Saw the film last night at the Nashville Film Festival. The documentary follows Cale and his band on a two week trip to Tulsa and back where Cale talks about his life and his approach to his music. It was great to watch in a lot of ways .. the music was great and, as a longtime admirer of the music, I heard a lot of songs in the film that I would like to own if I could figure out their names, the scenery was kind of cool and made me wonder if the German director (who had never met Cale before he made the film) had also never been through the American southwest.

For me, the most poignant parts of the film were with JJ Cale in downtown Tulsa with an acoustic guitar playing his songs -- seeing a musician transforming from a quiet, soft-spoken man into the musical genius that he is in such a mundane setting can be magic.

The film also made me think about the way we age. Cale, who tells that he is 65, obviously looks different than he did years ago and the film's photography seemed to let you catch that young musician's face from the photos it showed in the aging face of the man as he is now.

It's a great film about a man who could be anyone you know with everyday thoughts, a dry wit and a gentle and humble approach to life.

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