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Heart & Soul: The Life and Music of Frank Loesser (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography | Music  -  17 December 2006 (USA)
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A documentary profile of the tough-talking, tender-hearted genius behind Broadway's "Guys & Dolls" and "How to Succeed in Business" and pop standards from "Heart & Soul" to "Baby, It's Cold Outside." See more »


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And Then He Wrote...
30 June 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to do a documentary of a creative artist who has been dead for almost half a century. People who knew Frank Loesser professionally are getting scarce and this enormously influential songwriter had few appearances in motion pictures. There aren't even more than a couple of TV clips in this piece. When it's someone like Loesser, it becomes even more frustrating: a series of artfully edited still photographed with a series of voice-overs narrating a story that becomes almost boring in its nearly uninterrupted row of greater and greater successes.

And that's what this documentary is: almost boring. On top of that, it's frustrating in that we never hear one of the great songs all the way through, just enough to identify it, from his earliest hit in collaboration -- "Heart and Soul" on.

It's good that they got these interviews recorded while the folks are still around, but this piece is just the groundwork for a piece that has something more to say than "....And then he wrote....."


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