Sample This (2013)

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SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how unknown music producer Michael Viner brought together the greatest studio musicians of the 1970's to create an album that ultimately went nowhere... until the summer of 1973, when DJ Herc took the percussion breaks from that obscure album and extended them by playing them back to back. His beats became an anthem on the streets of the Bronx and ultimately the genre of Hip Hop, becoming one of the most sampled tracks in history and used by artists from Will … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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Written By: Dan Forrer
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2013
Runtime:
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

This improbably fascinating documentary will be manna from heaven to pop culture devotees.

Full Review… | September 13, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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The movie provides a vivid sense of the period, as well as an intriguing backstage look at the making of improbable pop classics.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Washington Post
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With their love of their craft and their respect for other talents, these bighearted musicians make for a warmly gratifying film to watch.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
New York Times
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The film offers disappointingly little insight into the music itself.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Sample This contains a wealth of revelations about music and musicians with which most people are intimately familiar yet know little about.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Toronto Star
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It's amazing how the inquisitive eye can find one intriguing cultural thread, tug on it and then unravel a fascinating forgotten history.

Full Review… | September 12, 2013
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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