20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet From Stardom

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Director: Morgan Neville

Cast: Morgan Neville, Bette Midler, Lesley Miller, Arnold McCuller

     
 

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Filmmaker Morgan Neville pays homage to some of the greatest vocalists you've never heard of in this documentary. While the lead singers in rock, pop and R&B are the ones who get the glory, knowledgeable music fans will tell you the backing vocalists often add the touches that make a performance truly memorable, and though many backupSee more details below

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Overview

Filmmaker Morgan Neville pays homage to some of the greatest vocalists you've never heard of in this documentary. While the lead singers in rock, pop and R&B are the ones who get the glory, knowledgeable music fans will tell you the backing vocalists often add the touches that make a performance truly memorable, and though many backup singers have the respect of their peers in the music business, they're all but unknown to the average listener. Twenty Feet From Stardom pays homage to some of these unsung heroes, including Darlene Love (the uncredited lead voice on some of Phil Spector's most memorable productions of the 1960s); Merry Clayton (who contributed a striking vocal cameo on the Rolling Stones' " Gimme Shelter"); Lisa Fischer (who has appeared on albums by Sting, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, as well as touring with the Rolling Stones); and the Waters Family (they sang with Michael Jackson on the album Thriller and lent their voices to the films The Lion King and Avatar). The film also includes interviews with such superstars as Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Mick Jagger on the role backing vocalists play in music and the music business, while a number of veteran singers share their stories of the ups and downs of their careers. Twenty Feet From Stardom received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/2014
UPC:
0013132609065
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Radius
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
12,226

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Midler Interviewee
Lesley Miller Interviewee
Arnold McCuller Interviewee
Janice Pendarvis Interviewee
Nicki Richards Interviewee
Cindy Mizelle Interviewee
David Lasley Interviewee
Jenni Muldaur Interviewee
Gloria R. Jones Interviewee
Mark Lennon Interviewee
Darlene Love Interviewee
Jo Lawry Interviewee
Lynn Mabry Interviewee
Claudia Lennear Interviewee
Maxine Waters Interviewee
Julia Waters Interviewee
Oren Waters Interviewee
Martha Wash Interviewee
Tata Vega Interviewee
Vaneese Thomas Interviewee
T. Wine Interviewee
Rose Stone Interviewee
Sting Interviewee
Bruce Springsteen Interviewee
Stevie Wonder Interviewee
Sharon Robinson Interviewee
Tiffany Riddick Interviewee
David Ritz Interviewee
Edna Wright Interviewee
Susan Collins Interviewee
Merry Clayton Interviewee
Greg Clark Interviewee
Chris Darrow Interviewee
Charlotte Crossley Interviewee
Sheryl Crow Interviewee
Paul Epworth Interviewee
Stevvi Alexander Interviewee
Patti Austin Interviewee
Lou Adler Interviewee
Amy Christian Interviewee
Carole Childs Interviewee
Chris Botti Interviewee
Todd Boyd Interviewee
Gloria A. Jones Interviewee
Cissy Houston Interviewee
Mick Jagger Interviewee
Peewee Hill Interviewee
Michiko Hill Interviewee
Fanita James Interviewee
Mable John Interviewee
Tabitha Fair Interviewee
Lisa Fischer Interviewee
Jean Thomas Fox Interviewee
Judith Hill Interviewee
Ula Hedwig Interviewee
Mikie Harris Interviewee
Susaye Green Interviewee

Technical Credits
Morgan Neville Director,Producer
Art Bilger Executive Producer
Caryn Capotosto Associate Producer
George Conrades Executive Producer
Marlies Dwyer Musical Direction/Supervision
Joel S. Ehrenkranz Executive Producer
Gil Friesen Producer
Kevin Klauber Editor
Nicola Marsh Cinematographer
Peter Morton Executive Producer
Al Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Remberto Ramos Production Manager
Caitrin Rogers Producer
Graham Willoughby Cinematographer
Jason Zeldes Editor

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Scene Index

Deleted scenes; Short film: The Buddy System; Q&A with Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & director Morgan Neville

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