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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 »
User Reviews:
Well Detailed Look at the Musician See more (36 total) »

Cast

 

Bob Marley ... Himself (archive footage)

Ziggy Marley ... Himself

Jimmy Cliff ... Himself

Rita Marley ... Herself

Cedella Marley ... Herself

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

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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:
Martin Scorsese was originally working on this documentary for the Weinstein Company back in 2008, but he swiftly left citing "scheduling conflicts," and was replaced by Jonathan Demme. The project came to a standstill in August 2009 when Demme left the project after he and producer Steve Bing had creative differences in the middle of editing. Finally Kevin Macdonald was appointed.See more »
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What other films are there about Bob Marley?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Well Detailed Look at the Musician, 12 September 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Marley (2012)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Director Kevin Macdonald epic look at music legend Bob Marley follows him from his early days to his rise in music and eventually his death at the age of 36. Through concert, interview and audio footage, we get to hear from Marley throughout his life and of course there's a lot of attention given to the music but there's also a lot aimed at Marley's lifestyle and his hopes for the future. We also get interviews with his son, daughter, mother, wife as well as countless band members and others who knew him personally. At 142-minutes, this thing certainly packs in a lot of information and I think die-hard Marley fans are going to really love this thing. There's no question that nearly every aspect of his life is covered from his early childhood, to his womanizing and of course the final few months of his life. The film really does an exceptional job at giving you a complete look at the man and it doesn't shy away or try to hide his darker side or moments that aren't as good and fun. The documentary really shows him as a complete human, which is something a lot of these films miss. Those who are just mild fans or are just wanting quick look at how Marley was might find this to be a bit too long but I do feel this was made for die-hard fans who want to know everything. I really enjoyed all of the concert footage that they added because one gets a great idea of what Marley was like on stage. Of course, countless songs are on full display here, which is another major plus. Certain aspects of Marley's life gets additional attention here including the Smile Jamaica Concert and him getting shot before hand. Also, the final months of Marley's life also gets additional scenes and it's still shocking to see him dying so young.

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