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Making the Five Heartbeats

Making the Five Heartbeats is a movie starring Alex Gibbs, Hawthorne James, and Leon. The behind the scene look at the casting calls; selection of cast members, story board ideas producers, and directoral commentary. Plus never...

Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Robert Townsend
Writer
Robert Townsend
Actors
Leon, Hawthorne James, Alex Gibbs, Robert Townsend
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The behind the scene look at the casting calls; selection of cast members, story board ideas producers, and directoral commentary. Plus never before scene footage of this iconic cult classic with additional commentary from selected cast members and other leading consultants involved in the making of this memorable film.

Comments about documentary «Making the Five Heartbeats» (19)

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Howard Gilbert

It is a beautiful film about the struggle of the life of an immigrant in Canada. It has been edited for a maximum of time and in the end it becomes a story about love and loss. The movie has a great feeling of the old and the new. The director, the actors and the camera all work together to make a documentary that is about life and the moments in life that we will never forget. I give it 7 out of 10.

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Katherine R.

The original film "The Heartbeats" tells the story of a New York man, who is left with a heart attack in his hospital bed. He is then taken to the hospital, where he is told he has a chance to live, if he is willing to do what it takes. The film is an incredible documentary, that has a real heart and soul. The film follows the man through his hospital stay, and how he decides to go back to work after his heart attack. This film is a must see, and I highly recommend it.

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Rachel W.

This is a very good documentary that was made in the same way as "My Dinner with Andre" but more personal. It is a bit more intense and sad. It also has a lot of great interviews and behind the scenes stuff. I think it is a little more serious and heart-breaking than "Dinner with Andre". The interviews are well done, but I think the "Dinner with Andre" had more emotional depth. It is also a little more personal, but still very good. The documentary is about two couples who are having their second child and they talk about the things that went wrong with their first child and how they went about resolving those problems. They also talk about the problems they had with the second child. They talk about their hopes for the child and how they are making changes to their lives. The whole thing is very emotional and very moving. It is definitely worth watching. I recommend this film to anyone who is looking for a good documentary. It is very personal and very sad, but I think it is a very good documentary. 7/10

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Bobby Mitchell

I would have liked to have seen more of the dancers, the little boy and the grandmother. Also I would have liked to have seen more of the real life story of the five heartbeats and the grandmother. It was just a lot of slow motion. The grandmother was more interesting than the dancers. She was a real life character and I would have liked to see more of her story.

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Samantha Pierce

The full-length documentary "Five Heartbeats: The Making of a New York Film" is a fascinating look at the making of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" in 1971. It tells the story of the entire production from beginning to end, from the script to the final cut. The story is well told and the editing is thorough and thorough. The acting is good, with the exception of the last 20 minutes, where the script is fairly poor. The editing is especially good in the last 20 minutes, where the film is finally released. This is a very worthwhile documentary for anyone interested in film-making.

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Lawrence Hill

As a fan of the former Tupac Shakur and his music I was disappointed in the last half hour of the documentary. It seemed like it was more of a travelogue with music videos instead of an in depth look at the life of Tupac. Tupac was a unique person, and his music is one of the best of all time. The documentary felt like it was just another collection of music videos with no actual insight into his life. The reason I say this is because the music videos that are shown in the film were not even the best part of Tupac's life. The documentaries focusing on his drug addiction and the trials and tribulations of his life would have been a better choice. Overall this documentary was worth watching, and for those who are fans of the singer it was an enjoyable documentary. I would give this film a 6/10. My rating: 7/10

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Michael A.

This documentary is not a factual account of the true story of 5 men who took part in the May 1965 student riots. The movie concentrates on the documentary footage of the riots themselves and the memories of the people who witnessed them. It is an interesting look at the events and its aftermath, but it is not a film that is accurate. It does not make it clear who is to blame for the riots, and what happened in between. The main thing that is different from the real story is that it focuses on the social and political background of the time. In other words, the people who lived it. If you are a student of history, you will probably find the documentary footage interesting, but it is not a documentary about the riots. If you are interested in the riots, you may find the documentary footage interesting. However, if you are looking for a documentary about the riots, I would recommend watching the documentary that is produced by the 5 men themselves, The Last Days of the Black Panther Party, which is a documentary about the student riots that took place in Berkeley, California, during the spring of 1966.

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Rose

As I watched the movie, I felt like I was part of the cast. I had never heard of the movie before but I'm glad that I saw it and enjoyed it. The movie was a bit slow and didn't hold my attention for that long. The movie would have been much better if the whole thing was told in one movie. It felt like I was watching two movies at once and I couldn't keep up. But that was the only thing I didn't like about the movie. The movie was good, but it could have been better.

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Susan P.

A documentary about the making of the musical "Five Heartbeats". I was fortunate enough to attend the screening of this film at the San Francisco Film Festival. The movie was well-produced and the actors did a great job with their characters. The film also was well-produced and the music was great. However, the movie was a bit of a letdown. There were too many slow points in the movie that seemed to go on forever. I didn't like the way the film ended and the way it ended. I would have preferred a more "normal" ending. It just seemed to drag on too long. I think the best part of the movie was the music. I thought the music was great and it was great to hear all of the songs from the musical. However, the acting was great, but the movie was not very good. I would recommend watching this film if you have not seen the musical. I think the musical is a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone who has not seen the musical. However, if you have seen the musical, then I would recommend watching the film instead of the musical. The movie did not make the musical seem like a musical at all.

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Jason G.

This film is a story of a young couple who are growing up in the same city, but are not really related. Their life story is told through interviews with them, their parents, their friends, and their neighbors. This film is a film of people who are growing up, and the obstacles they face in that time. The two actors are extremely talented and it is great to see them interact with the people they meet. Their lives and their relationships are not all positive, but there is a strong spirit that permeates through this film. There are no words to describe how much I enjoyed this film. I highly recommend it.

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Emma

A new documentary about the life and times of The Beatles, making them famous. It's a bit too long for the documentary format, but it's a nice documentary for a couple of hours. I really like the interviews they do, as well as some of the songs they have. There's no doubt that it's a bit of a biopic, but I think that the Beatles fans will love it, too.

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Danielle

My boyfriend was the one to introduce me to this film, and I really like it. It has some very interesting aspects to it, and I was impressed with the technical aspects of it. I don't think the documentary was done well, and I was looking forward to seeing it. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in movies, or just interested in the subject of music. It is an interesting look into the history of the genre.

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Eugene

I saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival and was rather surprised to see it so well received. I agree with the overall sentiment that it's a little too much about the specific story, but it's definitely worth seeing. As a history buff, I was interested in learning more about the relationship between RCA and the RCA people, the first Canadian-made film ever to be made. I also appreciated that it showed the amount of money the Canadian government spent on the production of the film, not only for the original soundtrack but also the special effects. The musical score is superb and adds a very contemporary feel to the film. The cinematography is amazing, and I was impressed with the way the film was shot. I thought the movie was a little slow, but it was not too slow. It was also very well made, and I loved the documentary-style film clips. The acting was very good, and the characters were very real and very believable. I especially enjoyed the relationship between Richard Brake and his mother. This is a story that is a lot more complex than what you would expect. It's very interesting to hear how the relationship between Richard and his mother developed and how they were very different people. It's a great story and I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys history and film.

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Victoria G.

I thought this film was very well done, very well made, and very interesting. It was a little slow at first, but I think that is because of the time of day. The only thing that I didn't like was the music. I thought it was very good, but I also think that it could have been better. I think that it could have been more interesting to me if I had not seen the original film. It's a good film, but I think it could have been better. I think it would have been a good film to me if it was made into a documentary, and I think that it would have been interesting to me to see the original film.

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James Bennett

When I first saw this movie, I was a little skeptical. I didn't really know anything about it. But I ended up loving it. I think it was the acting that really made this movie for me. I felt the emotions the characters were going through and it really made me feel something. It was really moving to me. I think that everyone should see this movie at least once. It really touched me. It really shows how close a person can be to another person when they are in a bad situation. I also liked the whole documentary-style style that it used. It really showed how people really lived in the times they were making the five heartbeats. I think that it really showed how people were really trying to survive and not getting killed, which is a big part of what made this movie for me. I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a really well done documentary style film. This is a really good movie.

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Diane Roberts

In a world where you have to work and live as a professional in order to be able to make a living, you have to be willing to take a chance. And that's what the film shows. There are many things that are being ignored in the way that the profession is being handled. For example, when we see the first day of work for an electrical engineer, we are treated to a very serious set of warnings that, if followed, could mean the end of their profession. But, when we are given the chance to see the work that goes on behind the scenes, we are treated to an amazing array of innovative work. We see how electrical engineers actually work, and the kind of work that goes into their work. We also see the incredible amount of hours that go into their work. And, in the end, we are shown the whole story of how they make their money, and how they make it. This is the kind of film that, if you have the opportunity to see it, I would recommend. But, if you don't, I would recommend that you see it at least once, because it's a great film.

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Larry

It was great to see a film that I was familiar with, but not the same kind of film I was familiar with. This film was a good representation of the way the world of music is. I like the way the film depicted the rock and roll industry, and the way the film showed how music was viewed by the public. The director was able to make a documentary that was both entertaining and informative. The acting was good, and the director did a good job of showing the real life side of music. The camera work was very good, and the editing was very good. Overall, this was a very good documentary, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in music.

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Denise M.

I found the documentary to be a good reminder of how the country we live in is changing. The one thing that stands out the most is how the middle class is being replaced by the very poor. It was also very informative to see how the media and the government are working to eliminate the middle class. The way that the media is covering these issues is really upsetting. This is not the only documentary that has been made about the media, but it is the best I have seen about it. It is definitely a documentary that you will want to watch again and again.

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Maria Fox

I am an American who has been living in India for over 20 years. I have traveled to India for work and I am very familiar with the culture. I have seen the Rama movies, seen the Bhagavad Gita, and have read a lot of books. I have also seen the movies of the great Indian directors like Tarkovsky and A.I. But I have never seen a documentary about the history of the Bhagavad Gita, especially in the context of the India of the early 1900's. I decided to watch this documentary because of the great work of the Indian film director Mr. Raja Ravi Shankar, who is also a Buddhist. He was the first to make a movie on the Bhagavad Gita, and he is the only one who has done so. The movie is a little slow, and it is not always easy to follow, but it is still worth watching. The movie also shows how the Indian government was trying to keep the Bhagavad Gita out of the public domain. I do not understand why they made this movie. I am sure the Bhagavad Gita is more important to the Indian government than the movie that was made about it. I think the movie was made in the 1980's. The movie was released in the late 1980's, but the Bhagavad Gita is not as well known as the Bhagavad Gita of the 1920's. I am not sure why the movie was made, but I do know that it is very important to the Indian government, and it is very important to the people of India. This is a great movie, and it should be seen by everyone. I am not sure if it is still available in India, but I think it should be. I have read the Bhagavad Gita, and I think the movie should be made as well. The movie should be made about the Bhagavad Gita, not the Bhagavad Gita of the 1920's. This movie is a great movie, and it should be made in the same way. I am sure that it will be made.