Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [DVD]
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Signed to Chris Blackwell's Island Records, Jones' three albums Portfolio, Fame and Muse were produced by none other than Tom Moulton, 'the father of the disco mix,' who earned his title by assembling the first continuous mix side of an album in 1974 with Gloria Gaynor's Never Can Say Goodbye. The director, Sophie Fiennes spends five years gathering personal footage of Grace, giving an overall homage to this lively, fierce individual. If you want a rock-n- roll, sexy, feel good, empowering film, pull up to the theater in your most audacious outfit and get ready for the Grace Jones experience. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. Support our vendors this winter and beyond If you can't visit your local vendor on a regular basis, then the next best way to support them is with a subscription to the Big Issue.The goods and services will be collected by us within 28 days of our receiving your cancellation notice and we will charge the cost of collecting the goods or services, and will deduct this from any sum owed by us to you. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and traveller – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon. We see Jones behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, and taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, with legendary hits including Pull Up To The Bumper and Slave To The Rhythm showcased in full. Allows us to appreciate the reality of the artist in her most candid moments, in her own words, which is way more interesting than what we’d find in yet another standard biopic.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.Details are adequate in these scenes, while the fly-on-the-wall nature of the footage makes it, if not reference quality, at least much more immediate. For items that are dispatched using our standard service, we ask that you wait 14 days from the date of dispatch before reporting any items as undelivered. The two hours you spend almost exclusively with Miss Jones functions like a mega-backstage-pass: you get to enjoy the concert, a meet-and-greet, a few days of one-on-one, and several meals with her family in Jamaica. Jones' bold aesthetic echoes throughout unique musical performances that include hit songs Slave to the Rhythm and Pull Up to the Bumper. Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous, Grace Jones plays all these parts – yet here we also discover her as lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, allowing us to explore the world inside the icon.
Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Kritikerna var arga, flera riksdagsledamöter ville stoppa den, censuren klippte hej vilt och filmen anmäldes för olaga våldsskildring till justitiekanslern. If any provision of this agreement (or part of a provision) is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force. Audio commentary with Grace Jones, director Sophie Fiennes, and Associate Professor of Africana Studies Judith Casselberry.
The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams Bloods and Hurricane. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. As an intimate look at Jones the film succeeds, as a powerful testament to her talent the film soars. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami weaves together Jones’ public and private life, as she moves effortlessly between different facets: she is gypsy, artist and partying hedonist, warm and funny but also a fierce and tenacious businesswoman. Instead, after a performance that has the formidable singer looking fantastic into her 60s, artful intersections (concert patter laid over footage of Jones swimming in a river sans make-up, or vocal exercises backing footage of a sunset) create a stream-of-consciousness flow not unlike the creative process itself.