Mary Poppins Returns
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Settles too easily for an editing formula which alternates talking heads, too cursory performance footage and montages of headlines and photographs.
More than a dozen of the burlesque performers featured here have died since they were interviewed in 2006, making Zemeckis's slapdash survey definitive by default.
Informative and fannish burlesque doc is shapeless compared to its curvy subjects.
Too scattershot to present a truly coherent picture of the burlesque experience, docu nevertheless provides a privileged front-row seat to sample several of the form's most memorable practitioners.
Many of the women who speak on camera, a number of whom have since died, were doing so for the first time, and their desire to set the record straight, or at least semistraight, is palpable.
It's great that she immortalized these women, some for the final time. But this is history as nostalgia.
Revealing doc tells all about the sassy gals of the vaudeville stage
This documentary from Leslie Zemeckis affectionately tells everything you ever wanted to know about the golden age of burlesque. The standout interviewee is Alan Alda.
Behind the Burly Q is a mess, but an enjoyable one.
At once amusing, raucous and poignant, Leslie Zemeckis' Behind the Burly Q is the most comprehensive documentary on burlesque ever made, smoothly incorporating rare vintage stills, interviews and footage.
A fun and affectionate look at a lost American pastime that continues to fascinate generations. Exhaustive research and respect for the subject practically puts the viewer within reach of the twirling tassels.
Although the subject might seem to be purely about titillation, burlesque is shown to have been a financially winning and socially indispensable form of entertainment in the days before televisions came into every family's living room.
Really interesting and really funny! It's awesome to see all of the old footage and pictures and hear from the people who were part of it.
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