I just loved all the characters & the storyline. I gained such an appreciation for Springsteen's lyrics. Takes me back to a time of struggle for jobs & building a life with good old fashioned values. It matters more to me because that great old world is shifting into one of cyber isolation.
Every time I watch or read something about musicians I end up disappointed, except for the Beatles & David Bowie. I liked a few of The Band's hits. I find it very sad that Robertson couldn't share his fortune from royalties. Levon Helm was right in being upset because without him the songs were only words on paper. Greed is a terrible thing.
There are some things I wish I could unwatch & this is one of them. I was always a fan of CSN&Y's music. Revealing their their personal lives is such a disappointment. So many successful artists are simply jerks. Such a lack of character & integrity. I don't think I could ever listen to their music ever again without feeling miserable. I'll do my best to forget David Crosby.
I'm amazed at friends who want to visit Africa & have their picture taken on an elephant. This story is about the Congo a country rich in cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, gold, oil & rubber. Belgium's King made vast fortunes plundering these resources using the Congolians for slaves. A story that has been whitewashed to hide the crimes against the people. The U. S. & the news have been complicit in denying this brutal history while amassing fortunes.
Enjoyed this historical film about Iran being torn apart for it's oil. Iranians citizens did not benefit from their own oil & lived poorly. Wealthy foreigners were targeted by the revolution & robbed. A beautiful country destroyed by greed vs fundamentalism