3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
Well made documentary....
CurtHerzstark from Sweden
4 April 2012
I always been a fan of Simon & Garfunkels music, whenever I'm down I
listen to some of their works and pretend that I'm in a apartment
somewhere in NYC and looking out on the NYC skyline.
That said I was hoping to see some great behind the scenes footage from
NYC with these two great performers. And I wasn't disappointed, this
documentary chronicles their live, professional career but focuses
mainly on their work on the album Bridge Over Troubled Water.
There are some great anecdotes from soundtechnicans working on the
album, taped live performances, how they worked out harmonies and
lyrics, how they developed certain songs on the album etc.
There is also stock footage from and old documentary directed by actor
Charles Grodin, Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America (1969), that
gives the viewer some more deeper insights in to their relationship at
Biggest flaw of this film is the constant hinting of some
deeper,conflict between the two but the documentary never explains
exactly what. And why does the film not penetrate deeper into this
subject? Well, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel are both producers of this
documentary and that gives it sometimes a feeling of promotional tool
rather being a honest, sincere documentary.
But with great music, anecdotes etc it shouldn't stop fans or anyone
for that matter to see this well made documentary.
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