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חסד מופלא:אריתה פרנקלין | דוקאביב
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חסד מופלא:אריתה פרנקלין | דוקאביב /


Length 87 , USA (2018) Director: Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliottשפה: ENGLISH, HEBREW SUBTITLES

Aretha Franklin recorded her album Amazing Grace in two days, in a church in California. The film that documented that live recording waited 46 years for its premiere. Legend has it that director Sydney Pollack forgot to use a clapperboard, the device used to help sync sound and image, and was unable to edit the footage. There is probably more to the story, though. Franklin, who had already had 31(!) of her songs top the US charts, refused the film’s release. The approval was finally obtained after Franklin’s death, from her niece. The result is glorious and electrifying, as expected of the Queen of Soul. Franklin is mesmerizing, as is the wonderful choir of Reverend James Cleveland. One look at the churchgoers’ faces is enough to understand what made this album such a hit.

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