Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
With archive footage, interviews, home movies and performances from television and movies, Danny Glover narrates this biography of the most recognizable and interesting figures in jazz and the history of the 20th century.
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Too simplified-wasteful overview
ereinion | CA. United States | 09/15/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was a big disappointment. It does not convey "why" Louis Armstrong was so great. The documentary jumps around a lot and sometimes misses big parts of Armstrong's life. In fact there is very little Louis Armstrong on this DVD. If you want to know more about Louis Armstrong I'd recommend Gary Giddins' "Louis Armstrong: Satchmo" or Ken Burns' "Jazz" both on DVD. "The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong" does not show the the magic or genius that was Louis Armstrong. Pops is Tops!!!"
ETHEM GÖKMEN ERİŞ | Kocaeli Turkey | 06/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen many music DVD but Louis Armstrong is really different that others. He is a real classic and don't miss to listen and watch him."
Suprisingly good, Very Different
F. Webb | Palmares, IL USA | 12/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Definitely worth the watch. The use of abstract imagery crates a compelling backdrop to the life of Louis Armstrong. The creative imagery lends resonance to the narration and substance of the documentary. Lots of footage of Louis I have never seen and it is narrated by Danny Glover. Some would call the documentary style "experimental" but I consider it genius. This is a warts and all doc that gave me a view of Armstrong I have not experienced before.
I never knew Armstrong took on Eisenhower and called him two-faced and gutless over school intergration and that he cancelled his tour of the soviet union because of what was happening in civil rights in the US. I recommend most definitely."