Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Reviews

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August 14, 2007
June 21, 2007
A must see for any fan of popular music from the latter half of the 20th century.
December 6, 2005
December 17, 2004
The film's high points are to be found in tremendous archival footage.
November 15, 2004
This highly enjoyable documentary makes sure that Dowd's contribution to the music business will not be forgotten.
November 14, 2004
If nothing else, you'll earn a new appreciation for the way music is produced.
August 21, 2004
August 16, 2004
August 13, 2004
Mark Moormann's documentary tends to the worshipful, but Dowd, a charmer onscreen, was by all accounts just as appealing in real life, a gentleman and a scholar who loved music, loved musicians and loved making them sound their best.
August 13, 2004
Affable and hugely entertaining.
August 13, 2004
A fitting epitaph for a giant few people outside the industry knew but whose work everybody heard.
August 13, 2004
Visually appealing.
August 13, 2004
The film is full of artists' stories and testimonials from both the old and new schools of the music industry. But it is the delightfully charming Dowd that makes the movie. He's a hoot, and a legendary one at that.
August 13, 2004
As a probing look at a really nice-guy genius in the studio world, it succeeds admirably.
August 13, 2004
Deserves credit, not only for choosing a wonderful and deserving subject for a film, but for doing him proud.
August 13, 2004
A loving portrait of 50 years of pop music and a man who by all accounts was a musical genius.
August 13, 2004
A movie that overcomes a somewhat superficial approach and patchwork assembly through the sheer force of its subject. And the music ain't bad, either.
August 13, 2004
Shows firsthand the appreciation and warmth from the musicians who worked with him.
August 13, 2004
How quaint: the idea of an artist who makes other artists better.
August 12, 2004
It fails ... to deliver a balanced portrait of the man's life and work.
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