Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Frank Sinatra - They Were Very Good Years|
Actor: Frank Sinatra
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
FRANK SINATRA - THEY WERE VERY GOOD YEAR
Good info...bad narrator
Fun Blue Eyes | St Paul, MN | 02/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably as definitive a set of "extended bio" as you will be seeing in a while. Since the original set comprised of 6 VHS tapes (which I also still own), the video quality on the newer interviews (Jeanne Carmen, Joey Bishop and others) are pretty standard to a late 80s set. However, due to questionable (read: poor condition) source material, the video quality for the "Colgate" "Frank Sinatra Show" and the promotional footage for Sinatra's movies are substandard. Very soft, almost kinescope video footage for a nearly 60 year old TV ad or stage footage is acceptable to a certain extent.
The narrator seems to be reading from a script that doesn't offer many revalations, I'm afraid. The way he phrases sentences together, one sometimes thinks he's summarizing (a la E! THS) an event and allow the video and/or audio finish the rest of the thought.
All in all, it's a good comprehensive collection of video footage, though I would certainly like to have seen more of the Frank/Ava video footage and pictures as opposed to "Their marriage was one of turbulence" and then move onto an affair he had with Juliet Prowse. Certainly Frank and Ava were the Bradgelina of the 50s, weren't they? Why no more attention to that than there was for the Kennedy afillation?
Frank Sinatra, the very good years
Rafael Alanis | Monterrey, Mexico | 01/04/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Good images. Very interested in early years of Frankie."