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Marley -- Bob Marley’s impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet. Film features rare footage, never before seen performances, unreleased music, and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
Marley -- A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.
Marley -- Marleyis the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, legend, and the man, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.


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20 April 2012 (Ireland) See more »
A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Bob Marley ... Himself (archive footage)

Ziggy Marley ... Himself

Jimmy Cliff ... Himself

Rita Marley ... Herself

Cedella Marley ... Herself
Chris Blackwell ... Himself

Lee 'Scratch' Perry ... Himself (as Lee Perry)
Danny Sims ... Himself
Cindy Breakspeare ... Herself
The Wailers ... Themselves
Judy Mowatt ... Herself
Bunny Wailer ... Himself (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Constance Marley ... Herself
Peter Marley ... Himself
Aston Barrett ... Himself (as Aston Family Man Barrett)
Neville Garrick ... Himself
Derek Higgin ... Himself
Marcia Griffiths ... Herself
Alvin Patterson ... Himself (as Alvin Seeco Patterson)
Edward Seaga ... Himself
Junior Marvin ... Himself
Diane Jobson ... Herself
Nancy Burke ... Herself
Desmond Smith ... Himself (as Desmond Desi Smith)
Conroy Cooper ... Himself (as Dr Conroy Cooper)
Carlton Davis ... Himself (as Carlton Santa Davis)
Margaret James ... Herself (as Mrs Margaret James)
Dudley Sibley ... Himself
Pascaline Bongo Ondimba ... Herself
Clive Chin ... Himself
Carlton Fraser ... Himself (as Dr. Carlton Pee-Wee Fraser)
Evelyn Higgin ... Herself (as Evelyn Dotty Higgin)
Allan Cole ... Himself (as Allan Skill Cole)
Donald Kinsey ... Himself
Hugh Creek Peart ... Himself (as Hugh Creek Sledgo Peart)
Lloyd McDonald ... Himself (as Lloyd Bread McDonald)
Bob Andy ... Himself
Ibis Pitts ... Himself
Waltraud Ullrich ... Himself
Lee Jaffe ... Himself
Eddie Sims ... Himself
Tony Welch ... Himself
Dennis Thompson ... Himself
Imogene Wallace ... Herself (as Imogene Aunt Amy Wallace)

Directed by
Kevin Macdonald 
Produced by
Steve Bing .... executive producer
Chris Blackwell .... executive producer
Geraldine Hawkins .... line producer
Ziggy Marley .... executive producer
Suzette Newman .... associate producer
Zach Schwartz .... co-producer
Charles Steel .... producer
Cinematography by
Mike Eley 
Alwin H. Küchler  (as Alwin H. Kuchler)
Wally Pfister 
Film Editing by
Dan Glendenning 
Production Management
Natalie Thompson .... location production manager: Jamaica
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Coomber .... second unit director
Art Department
Fredrik Nordbeck .... typography
Sound Department
Niv Adiri .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Bang .... additional sound
Ben Barker .... sound editor
Ben Barker .... sound effects editor
Yves Coméliau .... additional sound
Mick Duffield .... sound mixer
Simon Farmer .... additional sound
Danny Freemantle .... sound effects editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound designer
Glenn Freemantle .... supervising sound editor
Devin Golub .... additional sound
Nina Hartstone .... dialogue editor
Doug Kochenbach .... additional sound
Caleb Mose .... sound mixer
Emilie O'Connor .... dialogue editor
Scott Ouellette .... additional sound
Courtney Schade .... commentary coordinator
Adam Scrivener .... sound mix technician
Timothy Siddall .... sound mix technician
Ian Tapp .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Wollmann .... additional sound
Visual Effects by
Fiorenza Bagnariol .... digital film bureau
Simone Coco .... digital compositor
Peter Collins .... digital intermediate
Adam Glasman .... DI colourist
Louise Hussey .... visual effects producer
Hayden Jones .... visual effects supervisor
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Matthew Lawrence .... digital compositor
Laura Pavone .... digital film bureau
Jonathan Privett .... digital effects supervisor: Rushes
Eleanor Rogers .... digital compositor
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Archer .... assistant camera
Adrian Boot .... stills photographer
Earl Brown .... gaffer
Tony Bryan .... gaffer
Lindsay Oliver Donald .... stills photographer
Peter Emery .... director of photography: second unit
Neville Garrick .... stills photographer
Arthur Gorson .... stills photographer
Cai Hall .... additional first assistant camera
Jess Hall .... additional photographer
Christopher Jenkins .... Additional Photographer
Wayne Jones .... digital imaging technician
Jay Levy .... additional first assistant camera
John Marzano .... cineflex camera system operator
Polly Morgan .... additional first assistant camera
Chin Okoronkwo .... first assistant camera
Steve Organ .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jean-Luc Perréard .... additional photographer
Wally Pfister .... additional photographer
Simon Preissenger .... additional first assistant camera
Colin Rich .... first assistant camera
Dean Sutherland .... crane operator
Masanobu Takayanagi .... additional photographer
Julien Veron .... additional first assistant camera
Animation Department
Jade Caffoor .... animation producer
Matteo Manzini .... animation director
Nina Pfeifenberger .... animator
Gideon Prins .... animator
Editorial Department
Gaia Borretti .... daily edit assistant
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post-production coordinator
Max Caswell .... digital intermediate producer
Pollyanna Cheung .... post production secretary (as Polly Cheung)
Peter Collins .... digital intermediate
Chris Duveen .... assistant editor
Adam Eddy .... on-line editor
Rob Farris .... digital intermediate producer
Adam Glasman .... digital colourist
Cheryl Goodbody .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Chris King .... additional editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate head of department
Avdhesh Mohla .... first assistant editor
Peter Mountford .... additional assistant editor
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
Music Department
Niv Adiri .... music editor
Barry Cole .... music compiled by
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay .... music assistant
Steve Price .... composer: additional music
Steven Price .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Paul Bowen .... transportation coordinator
Rapheal Catnott .... grip truck driver
Florian Leonhardt .... production driver
Other crew
Patrick Aviles .... production assistant: daily
Carrie-Ann Banner .... production coordinator
Thom Berryman .... media transfer engineer
Sinead Casey .... additional coordinator
Joanne Crowther .... additional coordinator
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Dennis Davidson .... producer's representative
Sam Dion .... archive consultant: UK (as Dr. Sam Dion)
Martin Disney .... archive
Melaney Doran .... production assistant
Sam Dwyer .... archive producer
Vivien Goldman .... additional consultant
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Fiona Hardingham .... production assistant: daily
Samantha Brockhausen Herrmann .... logger
Samantha Brockhausen Herrmann .... translator
Uli Hesse .... additional researcher
Lucy Hunot .... additional researcher
Alicia MacDonald .... assistant to director
Chris Salewicz .... consultant
Johannes Schaff .... additional researcher
Roger Steffens .... archive consultant: US
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager
Tyler Tadej .... assistant: Mr. Bing
Emma Whitehead .... assistant producer
Barry Morrow .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bob Marley: Roots of Legend" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images
144 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Bunny Wailer wasn't entirely happy with the film as he felt that it downplayed Bob Marley's devotion to the Rastafarian faith.See more »
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Tuff Gong the Lion, 28 April 2012
Author: Bazbo from United Kingdom

I was expecting to see the same bits of footage, images, interviews etc. that I've seen before but this doc reveals lots more. We learn how his early formative years as a dual heritage child growing up in rural JA gave him a unique philosophical view in which to form his own ideas of who he was and what his destiny was to be.

The film also has the luxury of 144 mins to illuminate the genius that Bob was. I got to appreciate how influential and messianic he became within his immediate circle, his community and his nation. His ambition, drive and competitiveness were an integral part of his make-up and became central to his mission to preach love, Rastafari and unity. Any resistance to this would be casually side-stepped.

Whilst not a saint his soul crackled with energy and shone bright, perhaps too bright for the physical being that contained it and which sadly gave out at only 36. But the legacy lives on in the music, the voice of a struggling people, and we should listen as well as dance.

Peace, love and blessings.

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