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(2012)

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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.
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To his surprise, Kevin Macdonald discovered that there is not one single piece of footage of Bob Marley from the first 10 years of his performing career (1962 - 1973).
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The soundtrack album was released four days before the movie premiered. It is the first release to feature Bob Marley's performance of "Jammin'" from the One Love Peace Concert in 1978.
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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.
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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.
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The documentary was made with the full co-operation of the Marley family.
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Over 60 people were interviewed for the film.
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