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Marley -- The definitive life story of Bob Marley - musician, revolutionary, legend - from the early days to international superstardom. Made with the support of his family, featuring rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews.
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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Release Date:
20 April 2012 (Ireland) See more »
Plot:
A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

 

Bob Marley ... Himself (archive footage)

Ziggy Marley ... Himself

Jimmy Cliff ... Himself

Rita Marley ... Herself

Lee 'Scratch' Perry ... Himself (as Lee Perry)

Cedella Marley ... Herself
Chris Blackwell ... Himself
Bunny Wailer ... Himself (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Danny Sims ... Himself
The Wailers ... Themselves
Margaret James ... Herself (as Mrs Margaret James)
Constance Marley ... Herself
Marcia Griffiths ... Herself
Diane Jobson ... Herself
Peter Marley ... Himself
Judy Mowatt ... Herself
Neville Garrick ... Himself
Cindy Breakspeare ... Herself
Conroy Cooper ... Himself (as Dr Conroy Cooper)
Aston Barrett ... Himself (as Aston Family Man Barrett)
Junior Marvin ... Himself
Pascaline Bongo Ondimba ... Herself
Carlton Fraser ... Himself (as Dr. Carlton Pee-Wee Fraser)
Evelyn Higgin ... Herself (as Evelyn Dotty Higgin)
Nancy Burke ... Herself
Derek Higgin ... Himself
Alvin Patterson ... Himself (as Alvin Seeco Patterson)
Ibis Pitts ... Himself
Lee Jaffe ... Himself
Edward Seaga ... Himself
Dudley Sibley ... Himself
Clive Chin ... Himself
Allan Cole ... Himself (as Allan Skill Cole)
Desmond Smith ... Himself (as Desmond Desi Smith)
Donald Kinsey ... Himself
Hugh Creek Peart ... Himself (as Hugh Creek Sledgo Peart)
Lloyd McDonald ... Himself (as Lloyd Bread McDonald)
Carlton Davis ... Himself (as Carlton Santa Davis)
Bob Andy ... Himself
Waltraud Ullrich ... 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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images
Runtime:
144 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of the reasons Kevin Macdonald wanted to make the film as he was curious to explore the enduring appeal of Bob Marley and why, some 30 years after his death, he remains as popular as ever. This was partly motivated by the fact that when he was making The Last King of Scotland (2006), he would often encounter posters of Marley in some of the poorer parts of Kampala in Uganda where they were filming.See more »
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FAQ

What other films are there about Bob Marley?
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Let's Get Together, 22 April 2012
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Kevin Macdonald is one of those rare directors who has had commercial success with both documentary and mainstream films. His Last King of Scotland featured a powerful performance from Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin, and in Touching the Void, he chronicled a perilous mountain climbing trip in the Andes. Here, he takes on the fascinating life of musician and humanitarian, Bob Marley.

This extraordinary film features some wonderful never before seen video and still photography, as well as some very insightful interviews from friends, family, bandmates, and others who were present during that time. We see the poverty stricken area of Jamaica where Marley was born to his mother (a local teenager) and his father, a 60-something white man who evidently worked for the forest department.

It's truly fascinating to watch Marley's development as a musician and human being. With little education, he relied on stunning life instincts and rose to be the most important Jamaican figure in a time of intense discourse. His personality was one that brought people together, and his music complimented his beliefs and encouraged a unified country and world. While he survived an assassination attempt, he was unable to beat cancer. His death at the young age of 36, leaves us asking ... what could have been? Watching his Wailers begin by playing for free in small clubs and building to worldwide tours in huge stadiums shows just how much influence he had with his words, music and actions. He was admired globally and revered in Jamaica. So often biographies and documentaries treat their subject as either a saint or villain. Here, we get the descriptions from Marley's own voice, as well as the voices of his wife Rita, his children (including Ziggy), his girlfriends (including Cindy Breakspeare who was Miss World). We learn he had 11 kids with multiple women. We learn he wasn't the warmest father to his kids. We learn he was courageous and insightful, and always willing to listen to both sides of an argument.

For most, being an influential musician would be enough. For Bob Marley, it was just the key to the door ... his vision was for a peaceful world where we could all "get together and feel alright". You will notice I have yet to mention marijuana. Marley's face has become a symbol for Jamaica's key export, and that's a shame ... more need to know what this man was all about.

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