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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

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When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

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Ehren Becker ...
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Gary Becker ...
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Pat Becker ...
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A documentary film about the extraordinary life of a famous, musical prodigy who has been battling against Lou Gehrig's Disease for 22 years. A paralyzing, terminal illness with no real treatment or cure, it has trapped Jason inside of his body for over 15 years; unable to move, unable to speak, and unable to play the instrument which propelled him to international stardom at just 19 years of age. Using an eye communication system invented by his father, Jason is able to escape the confines of his own body and release the music that is trapped inside of his mind. Written by Anonymous

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It's a much bigger reason than anybody out there knows why he's still here. But he's still here.


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When director Jesse Vile first approached Jason Becker about doing the film, Becker was reluctant at first because several other people had attempted to make films in the past and gave up. To try and convince him, Vile accessed as much available online content as possible and created a teaser trailer based on his vision for the film. Jason loved it and gave him the green light. See more »

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End Of The Beginning
Written & Performed by Jason Becker
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A truly remarkable man with a remarkable family
22 January 2013 | by (Massachusetts, US) – See all my reviews

Being a huge music fan, I knew of Jason Becker but was never a big fan of the 80s neoclassical metal genre and was not familiar with his music. Now I realize what a remarkably talented musician he is. At the age of 20, he was following in Steve Vai's footsteps with David Lee Roth. Fortunately his musical talents extend far beyond fretboard dexterity; he is a very gifted composer and is able to continue using that gift. The documentary provides a window into how Becker copes with ALS and how his family and friends both support him and receive inspiration from him. I found this to be a moving documentary, and really wanted to be able to tell Becker what an amazing individual he is.


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