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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

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Mary Hicks ...
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Steve Hicks ...
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Lynn Hicks ...
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Steve Epstein
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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

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The greatest comic of his generation. Kicked ass. Took names. Changed the game.


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Short, To the Point Review
2 July 2011 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

This documentary is very in depth but it's focus on still photography/animation left me wanting more. The story of Bill's life is definitely covered very thoroughly but I almost felt like this could have been an audio book. I enjoyed it but would have liked to (visually) see more interviews, Bill's comic sets and video of real life people that would get you to know Bill.

I just felt it could have been done better but you do get to know "the guy". IMDb requires ten lines of text for a review so I will have to fluff this review with garbage in order to have this review be approved. Are we there yet?


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