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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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Martyn Atkins

Writer:

Martyn Atkins
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Complete credited cast:
Jeff Lynne ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dhani Harrison ... Self
Olivia Harrison ... Self
Eric Idle ... Self
Steve Jay Steve Jay ... Self
John Lennon ... Self (archive sound)
Paul McCartney ... Self
Barbara Orbison Barbara Orbison ... Self
Roy Orbison ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Petty ... Self
Del Shannon ... Self (archive footage)
Ringo Starr ... Self
Richard Tandy Richard Tandy ... Self
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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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Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Unrated

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