Monday, June 9, 2008


I was bummed to hear that there are now two Marvin Gaye flicks in the works. I'm a huge fan of Marvin, but I think that two films will cannibalize each other. Although word is one film, which will have the rights to his Motown catalog (90% of his career) will be about his life, and the other, which has the rights to his post-Motown stuff (notably "Sexual Healing") will be about his decline and death. 

I hope both films are great and introduce a new generation to his incredible music: outside of Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and maybe John Lennon, few artists excelled equally when writing about the state of the world and about love. I discovered Marvin's music fairly late, but better late than never. 

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