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The Portrait of Billy Joe
The Portrait of Billy Joe
Actor: Billy Joe Shaver
Director: Luciana Pedraza
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2004     0hr 53min

Who is Billy Joe Shaver? According to Willie Nelson, he is "maybe the best song writer alive today." The documentary "Billy Joe Shaver: A Portrait" illustrates how the 63 year old country music singer / songwriter uses w...  more »


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Actor: Billy Joe Shaver
Director: Luciana Pedraza
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Butchers Run Films, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/30/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 08/01/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 0hr 53min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A crayon portrait
TexasJ | Dallas, Texas USA | 12/14/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Billy Joe Shaver is indeed one of the best singer/songwriters alive today, if not the best. I have met the man and I have seen many of his live performances. This documentary did not capture any of the excitement or greatness of this man. This movie provided nothing of interest about a very intersting man. It dragged from start to finish and I kept waiting for something good to start until the final credits finally rolled. I can not put to words how disappointed I was in this failed attempt to paint a video portrait of a man that I hold in very high regards. When I think of portraits, I think of classic artists, so in contrast I would have to say that this portrait looks as though it was painted by a 4 year old with crayons. Do not waste your money, just go and watch Mr Billy Joe Shaver perform live!"
One of the greatest musicians alive today
Niccolo65 | Aberdeenshire United Kingdom | 08/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've become a fan of Billy Joe Shaver over the last couple of years. This man has had such a hard life, and yet when he smiles, you know it comes right from the heart. If you've heard Billy Joe's music, then this DVD is a must. You really need to know what Billy Joe is singing about. This man is so honest and humble. Billy Joe lays it on the line for you - every time. Our political leaders sure could learn a lot from Billy Joe Shaver. I guess we all could. Watch this DVD and you'll see what I mean."