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Marley (2012)

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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

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Kevin Macdonald
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Marley ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Cliff ... Himself
Ziggy Marley ... Himself
Cedella Marley ... Herself
Rita Marley ... Herself
Danny Sims Danny Sims ... Himself
Chris Blackwell ... Himself
Cindy Breakspeare ... Herself
Marcia Griffiths Marcia Griffiths ... Herself
Lee 'Scratch' Perry ... Himself (as Lee Perry)
Edward Seaga ... Himself
Constance Marley Constance Marley ... Herself
Lloyd McDonald Lloyd McDonald ... Himself (as Lloyd Bread McDonald)
Bunny Wailer Bunny Wailer ... Himself (as Neville Bunny Wailer Livingston)
Aston Barrett Aston Barrett ... Himself (as Aston Family Man Barrett)
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Storyline

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. Written by Magnolia Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob Marley: Stay with the Rhythm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$262,004, 22 April 2012

Gross USA:

$1,413,480

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,842,919
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To his surprise, Kevin Macdonald discovered that there is not one single piece of footage of Bob Marley from the first 10 years of his performing career (1962 - 1973). See more »

Quotes

Bob Andy, Studio 1: Brought a piece of equipment from the United States. And it was in the studio for a long time and no one knew what to do with it. They decided to hook it up. And when it was hooked up we read that it was a tape delay. So, when you make one strum, it comes back at you at the same time. Chi-chi. And the other studios use: chi, chi. And thought it was the guitar making more sounds. So, reggae, in my mind, actually developed out of an illusion.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.129 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Up Stand Up
Written by Bob Marley & Peter Tosh
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Tuff Gong the Lion
28 April 2012 | by basa-260-742773See all my reviews

I was expecting to see the same bits of footage, images, interviews etc. that I've seen before but this doc reveals lots more. We learn how his early formative years as a dual heritage child growing up in rural JA gave him a unique philosophical view in which to form his own ideas of who he was and what his destiny was to be.

The film also has the luxury of 144 mins to illuminate the genius that Bob was. I got to appreciate how influential and messianic he became within his immediate circle, his community and his nation. His ambition, drive and competitiveness were an integral part of his make-up and became central to his mission to preach love, Rastafari and unity. Any resistance to this would be casually side-stepped.

Whilst not a saint his soul crackled with energy and shone bright, perhaps too bright for the physical being that contained it and which sadly gave out at only 36. But the legacy lives on in the music, the voice of a struggling people, and we should listen as well as dance.

Peace, love and blessings.


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