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Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Documentary
  • Music

Summary

An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer.

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Episode 3: Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Summary

Up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra, told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him. Featuring previously unseen footage from home movies and concert performances, including his legendary 1971 `retirement concert' in Los Angeles, this tribute to the showman follows Sinatra's growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

We’ve reached the Capitol years in this brilliant portrait of Frank Sinatra, the time when he could, says one commentator, “sing convincingly of suffering”. Sinatra was no longer a teen idol; he was an adult and that voice of spun gold was at its most glorious.

It’s a neat little conceit to take the songs Sinatra sang at his 1971 “retirement” concert and set them in the context of his life, including his crushing despair after being dumped by his wife Ava Gardner. There’s terrific footage of Sinatra in the recording studio and some electrifying interviews with the man himself, as we weave our way towards Las Vegas, the Rat Pack, the Mob, and JFK.

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Credits

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DirectorAlex Gibney
Executive producerAlex Gibney
Executive producerFrank Marshall
Executive producerBlair Foster
Executive producerSharon Hall
Executive producerBroderick Johnson
Executive producerAndrew Kosove
Executive producerCharles Pignone

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  • Episode 3

    Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

    Summary

    Up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra, told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him. Featuring previously unseen footage from home movies and concert performances, including his legendary 1971 `retirement concert' in Los Angeles, this tribute to the showman follows Sinatra's growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    We’ve reached the Capitol years in this brilliant portrait of Frank Sinatra, the time when he could, says one commentator, “sing convincingly of suffering”. Sinatra was no longer a teen idol; he was an adult and that voice of spun gold was at its most glorious.

    It’s a neat little conceit to take the songs Sinatra sang at his 1971 “retirement” concert and set them in the context of his life, including his crushing despair after being dumped by his wife Ava Gardner. There’s terrific footage of Sinatra in the recording studio and some electrifying interviews with the man himself, as we weave our way towards Las Vegas, the Rat Pack, the Mob, and JFK.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorAlex Gibney
    Executive producerAlex Gibney
    Executive producerFrank Marshall
    Executive producerBlair Foster
    Executive producerSharon Hall
    Executive producerBroderick Johnson
    Executive producerAndrew Kosove
    Executive producerCharles Pignone
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