Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare

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Director: Alek Keshishian

Cast: Alek Keshishian, Madonna, Warren Beatty, Sandra Bernhard

     
 

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Truth or Dare is an outrageous, insightful, carefully controlled and (to non-fans) overlong documentary of singer Madonna's 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. Though much of the film is a paean to self-love and self-aggrandizement, we are permitted to see Madonna at her worst as well as her best. Just when the audience is on the verge of giving up the flamboyantSee more details below

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Truth or Dare is an outrageous, insightful, carefully controlled and (to non-fans) overlong documentary of singer Madonna's 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. Though much of the film is a paean to self-love and self-aggrandizement, we are permitted to see Madonna at her worst as well as her best. Just when the audience is on the verge of giving up the flamboyant vocalist as a bad job, she displays a sudden attack of sensitivity, such as her protective attitude towards a timid homosexual in her troupe. Among the many celebrities who poke their heads into the proceedings are Warren Beatty, Sandra Bernhard, and Kevin Costner, who makes the fatal error of coming backstage to tell Madonna that he thinks she's "neat." If you've had your fill of the Material Girl, take a look at the parody documentary starring MTV's Julie Brown, Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful.

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Madonna is at her most outrageous in Truth or Dare, a documentary that reveals a lot about the star and her world, almost in spite of herself. The film follows the singer's "Blonde Ambition" tour, and for much of the trip, the singer is in master-manipulator mode. Director Alek Keshishian subjects her to prolonged exposure, however, allowing the gears behind her public persona to begin to show. Her fascinating struggle to present a front at all times makes for some of the movie's most interesting moments, the most infamous being then-boyfriend Warren Beatty's facetious query, "Why say anything if it's not on camera?" In this respect, Truth is something of a sociological treatise on the disease of anonymity. Keshishian's straightforward style allows a number of readings: he may flatter The Material Girl, but he also manages to do something much more complicated and engaging.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2012
UPC:
0031398150473
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
28,129

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Performance Credits
Madonna Herself
Warren Beatty Himself
Sandra Bernhard Herself
Oliver Crumes Dancer
Al Pacino Himself [uncredited]
Pedro Almodóvar Himself
Antonio Banderas Himself
Luis Camacho Dancer
Kevin Costner Himself
Donna De Lory Dancer
Sharon Gault Herself
Salim Gauwloos Dancer
Jose Guitierez Dancer
Niki Harris Dancer
Kevin Stea Dancer
Gabriel Trupin Dancer
Carlton Wilborn Dancer

Technical Credits
Alek Keshishian Director
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Tim Clawson Producer
Sharon Gault Makeup
Steve Golin Producer
Christophe Lanzenberg Cinematographer
Robert Leacock Cinematographer
Madonna Executive Producer
John Murray Editor
Doug Nichol Cinematographer
Vincent Paterson Choreography
Daniel Pearl Cinematographer
Toby Phillips Cinematographer
Daniel Radford Associate Producer
Marc Reshovsky Cinematographer
Jay Roewe Producer
Joni Sighvatsson Producer
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Producer

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