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Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO (2012)

As the creative force behind Electric Light Orchestra and a singularly accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Jeff Lynne is one of rock's most iconic--yet mysterious--figures.

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As the creative force behind Electric Light Orchestra and a singularly accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Jeff Lynne is one of rock's most iconic--yet mysterious--figures.

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Great, but I would have liked to get just a little beneath the skin
19 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The part of the title "The story of Jeff Lynne" does not describe the film very precisely.

I have always seen Jeff as probably a very nice and very reserved person and that impression only grew stronger by this movie which in essence does not really tell much anything about Jeff as a person. It's about "Jeff, the songwriter-producer and some comments about working with him". That is the reason I felt it honest to take off some stars from the rating. Music-wise it's what everyone knows: Doen't get sweeter than what Jeff's done in his musical area , 10/10. But the storytelling in this movie is the usual documentary patting on the back kind of thing while it oddly enough leaves out a huge portion of ELO and the members of ELO and Jeff's family-/personal-/emotional life is left out of the equation.

It is definitely worth a watch and will be very enjoyable for people who either know his music or in general like old school melodic music.


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