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It's Not Infatuation ... It's Not Obsession ... It's An Affair of the Heart
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Cast

 

Corey Feldman ... Himself

Linda Blair ... Herself

Doug Davidson ... Himself

Rick Springfield ... Himself

Jacklyn Zeman ... Herself
Mark J. Goodman ... Himself (as Mark Goodman)
Cooper Lawrence ... Herself
Abel Horwitz ... Himself
Steve Antipas ... Himself
Jamie Hardt ... Herself
Jill Antipas ... Herself
JoAnn Camporeale ... Herself
Sue DeVita ... Herself
Laurie Bennett ... Herself
Dustin Walker ... Himself
Reverand Kate Dennis ... Herself

Directed by
Sylvia Caminer 
 
Produced by
Sylvia Caminer .... producer
Pamela Geiger .... associate producer
Melissa Kaye .... associate producer
Melanie Lentz-Janney .... executive producer
Melanie Lentz-Janney .... producer
Bambi Myers .... co-executive producer
Dancy Myers .... executive producer
Kari Kron Schmitz .... co-executive producer
Jay St. John .... co-executive producer
Kevin Surace .... associate producer
Robert Undi .... co-executive producer
Susann Undi .... co-executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Bachman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Dean 
 
Sound Department
Margaret Crimmins .... sound editor
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Sean Massey .... assistant sound editor
Nick Offord .... sound recordist
Greg Smith .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bryan Greenberg .... additional cinematographer
Stuart Hall .... additional director of photography
Abel Horwitz .... assistant camera
Melanie Lentz-Janney .... still photographer
William Pena .... camera operator
David Rosner .... camera operator
Sonja Stark .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Inhofer .... colorist
 
Music Department
Will de Zengotita .... music department assistant
Janice Ginsberg .... music consultant
 
Other crew
Melanie Lentz-Janney .... publicist
Zack Mandell .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Brandon Barash .... thanks
Fred Barr .... thanks
Brian Doyle .... very special thanks
Bill Drescher .... thanks
Kimberly Durham .... thanks
Lauren Fitzpatrick .... thanks
Kris Fluck .... special thanks
Kristine Fluck .... very special thanks
John A. Gallagher .... special thanks
Jeff Gross .... special thanks
Rowdy Ron Higgins .... thanks
Susan Janis-Mashayekhi .... special thanks
Randy Janney .... special thanks
Kimberly McCullough .... thanks
Alana Mulford .... very special thanks
Martha Quinn .... thanks
Dawn Schreiner .... thanks
Claire Springfield .... special thanks
Jason Thompson .... thanks
Linda Toibb .... special thanks
Bijan Williams .... special thanks
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Underrated Rocker; Could Use a Deeper Look, 12 October 2012
Author: LynxMatthews from United States

I would tell anyone who likes rock music that Rick Springfield is way more than "Jesse's Girl." Listen to "Don't Talk to Strangers," for instance, as an example of a perfectly-crafted pop song. I was interested in this documentary as a look at what he is all about and, as promised, what the people are like who still follow his every move.

There are some extremely moving stories in this movie of fans whose lives have been touched by Rick's music, and it is interesting to see how Rick comes to terms with and embraces these fans.

Where the film doesn't follow through is on the story of Rick himself. There are 2-3 times when you think we the film is going to explore a little of his dark side, and then it quickly retreats. Rick is referred to as having been a "dick" but it isn't elaborated upon. Rick cheated on his wife, but we don't really get her viewpoint, even as he is still knee-deep in women throwing themselves at him. His depression is covered mostly in a montage of clips from interviews promoting his book, rather than by the filmmaker.

This is where a slight credibility gap emerges and the piece leans toward propaganda. Rick has saved the fans, that's clear; the fans helped save Rick, but from exactly what isn't fully explored. He's written a book and maybe that's what the film's purpose is to get people to purchase. It is interesting at first when you get former MTV veejay Mark Goodman commenting positively on Rick's recent music, but less credible when it is revealed he is an employee on Rick's cruise. Several of the documentary encounters with fans are clearly events manufactured by the filmmakers: Rick showing up in fans' hotel room, fans' husbands sneaking into concert. Compare those to the airplane incident with a fan and his friendship with Dustin and I'd suggest none of the manufactured drama held a candle to the real stuff.

So that is the conflict of the film: Fascinating material and great music that I wish Rick and the filmmakers would have trusted an audience with in tandem with a less varnished look at Rick and his fans.

Lastly, wish they could have used more of his music from the mid-'70s part of his career, as the visuals from Comic Book Heroes made me want to hear some of that great album!

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