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Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

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A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.

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A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.

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Rated PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language
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1 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$6,116 (USA) (8 June 2012)

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$37,649 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Features The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Only Just Begun
Lyrics & Music by Roger Nichols & Paul Williams
Performed by Karen Carpenter
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Find out what Paul Williams has been doing in Still Alive
12 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These days there are documentaries on pretty much every subject imaginable. All of them have something of their own to offer, but all usually end up with a bit of the same feel. There are always a few that stand out for whatever reason, but none more than dealing with celebrities or various characters that have disappeared form the limelight. The latest talking this subject Still Alive looking into the life of singer, songwriter, and actor Paul Williams.

Still Alive follows legendary 70's icon Paul Williams to see what he has been up to since vanishing from the spotlight so many years ago. If you don't know who Williams is then you are either too young or lived under a rock cause you couldn't watch anything without seeing him show up back in the day. While on the surface this film seems like it's just going to be another one of those slow follow around a celebrity stories with little information other than to tell about what used to be, but you quickly find out this is so much more. Where the filmmaker set out to see what Williams had been up to, clearly turned into something he didn't expect. Much credit to him for including some of the scenes that are things a lot of people would have taken out. While Williams agreed to let him follow him around, he constantly he seemed annoyed and put out by the whole thing which added an intriguing element to the overall film. It ends up showcasing not only what he has been up to, but a bit of what lead to his stepping out of the limelight as well as the unlikely relationship the filmmaker and Williams form as they the film progresses.

Most people always look at a celebrities fall from grace when they go from being a superstar to suddenly gone, but Still Alive showcases a man who had it all and gave it up for something more life and happiness. If you are a fan of Williams, just recognize or never heard of him this is a must see documentary about a legend in the industry. You might be surprised what you learn about some of your favorite music and his involvement.


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