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Mister Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Archived: Mister Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)

director: Alex Gibney

With: James Brown (archive footage), Bobby Byrd (archive footage), Bootsy Collins, a.o.

duration: 98 minutes
Docs , Documentary, Music/Musical

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Film Fest Gent - Mister Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

One thing James Brown never lacked was nicknames. The most explosive, Mr. Dynamite, is the title of this documentary, which sheds light on the period in Brown's life that saw him metamorphose from a street urchin into the most frequently sampled artist of all time. His music, image, talent, and the racial and political issues are addressed in this soulful and swinging documentary.


director: Alex Gibney
producer: Victoria Pearman
screenplay: Alex Gibney
Editor: Geeta Gandbhir & Maya Mumma

production company: Jigsaw Productions

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: no subt
Country: United States of America
year: 2014


ALEX GIBNEY (1953): The Ruling Classroom (1980), Manufacturing Miracles (1988, short), Behind Those Eyes (2005), Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), Time Piece (2006), Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008), Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010), My Trip to Al-Qaeda (2010), Freakonomics (2010), Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010), The Magic Trip (2011), The Last… Show more

Technical Specs

sound: Dolby Digital SRD
format: Blu Ray
frame: 16/9
FPS: 24

Other festival films by director Alex Gibney

2016:Zero Days
2011:Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place
2005:Enron: the smartest guys in the room


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