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Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 6 August 2008 (USA)
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Tony Shanahan ...
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Jay Dee Daugherty ...
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An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.

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$6,703 (USA) (15 August 2008)

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$30,918 (USA) (15 August 2008)
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The film was created over 11 years. See more »

Quotes

Patti Smith: It's really funny when people ask you about that - How does it feel to be a rock icon? When they say that, I always think of Mt. Rushmore.
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Connections

References Dont Look Back (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloria: In Excelsis Deo
Written by Van Morrison and Patti Smith
Performed by Patti Smith
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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True artist
6 December 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Patti Smith is the embodiment of what a true artist is. Beautifully shot filled with poetry, ideas, music and life. I do have to say that it drags just a little bit on the second half and that Patti can also sound a tad pretentious, but what really shines is her humanity and her internal world of intricate emotion and rationality. I personally could listen to her read her poems for hours and just feel inspired. The film is also quite touching and heartfelt. She is still as relevant today as she was in the 70s. I saw her live two years ago when she came to Portugal e it was life changing. Such raw power and commitment to her art. This is also a very American documentary in the truest essence of what i feel America really is: the ancient power of the land that washes over brilliant artists and shines through them I am a true fan of Patti's so i'm not sure if the casual viewer would love it as much as me, but all of us who want to be artists should see. Also great passionate speech against Bush.


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