In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story (TV Movie 1999) Poster

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10/10
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story is excellent tribute to a great man
tavm6 September 2006
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story recently aired as part of a PBS Pledge Break special that I recorded off from. It follows his life and career from the 1960s to his death in 1988. You see him perform all his famous songs including: "Only the Lonely", "Sweet Dreams, Baby", "Crying", "In Dreams", "Anything You Want", and of course, "Pretty Woman". You see two performances of the latter, the first one when it came out with the words "Come with me, baby", the other one near the end of his life with Bruce Springsteen teaming with him on an elongated guitar duet and Orbison now singing "Come to me, baby". It also covers his tragedies such as the death of his first wife and later, their two sons. Besides Springsteen, there's also interviews with Jeff Lynne, Bernie Taupin, U2's Bono, k. d. lang, and other musicians influenced by Orbison. This special is a wonderful tribute to a man who brought joy to millions of people as executive produced by widow Barbara. By all means, if you love Roy Orbison, seek this one out.
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10/10
Well documented unbiased account of the Big O
kevins-208 January 2007
This is a remarkable DVD that manages to capture much of the life and times of Roy Orbison in such a way that does credit to it's creators. The stories and filming of well known muso's and management make this a brilliant documentary as well as a way to get to know Roy from different angles. Having read the biography of Roy ('Dark Star')I now have a more complete picture as well as a greater respect for some of those that knew and worked with Roy in this film's depiction. I have spent a lot of time researching Roy's early years and frustrations that he experienced in the 50's - this film manages to concentrate on the later years which complete the lifetime career of a unique talent from a unique person. Well done for a job well done.
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