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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 1: Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Summary

An examination of the life, music and career of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra, told in his own words in archived interviews, along with commentary from those people closest to him. The first of two programmes focuses on Sinatra's birth to his early years as a roadhouse performer, revealing the influences behind his meteoric rise.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In the 1940s and 50s Frank Sinatra’s career and home life were a rollercoaster of ups and downs: he divorced his first wife for Ava Gardner, a relationship that also went sour; he was lambasted for his gangster connections and public brawls; he was dropped by his record label and then made some of his finest recordings; and he won an Oscar for From Here to Eternity.

In Alex Gibney’s two-part documentary shown earlier this year, archive interviews are cleverly interwoven with Sinatra’s songs and glorious footage of the era to evoke this turbulent period in his life. It’s an engrossing profile of such a complex character.

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

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  • Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

    Summary

    An examination of the life, music and career of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra, told in his own words in archived interviews, along with commentary from those people closest to him. The first of two programmes focuses on Sinatra's birth to his early years as a roadhouse performer, revealing the influences behind his meteoric rise.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    In the 1940s and 50s Frank Sinatra’s career and home life were a rollercoaster of ups and downs: he divorced his first wife for Ava Gardner, a relationship that also went sour; he was lambasted for his gangster connections and public brawls; he was dropped by his record label and then made some of his finest recordings; and he won an Oscar for From Here to Eternity.

    In Alex Gibney’s two-part documentary shown earlier this year, archive interviews are cleverly interwoven with Sinatra’s songs and glorious footage of the era to evoke this turbulent period in his life. It’s an engrossing profile of such a complex character.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

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