Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

Production year: 2002

Music/Documentary    Running time: 1:50

IMDB rating:   7.8     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English;  Subtitles: English, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a must-see film for any fan of the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, or any other classic Motown stars. This swinging documentary celebrates the Funk Brothers--the team of studio musicians who powered dozens and dozens of hit Motown songs--by combining reminiscences, reenactments, and clips from a recent concert put on by the Funk Brothers, featuring singers like Chaka Khan, Ben Harper, and Joan Osborne on classic tunes like "What's Going On," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," and "Heatwave." This crafty gang of elderly musicians will charm your pants off with a slew of entertaining anecdotes. Though it seems that there's a lot of dirt they're declining to dish, the movie deftly outlines the history of Motown, surely the most significant music label in American history--the label that turned segregated "race music" into chart-topping success. A soulful delight.


Audio commentary
Deleted/extended scenes
DVD-ROM content

Special features

Audio Commentary with Director and Producer
Song Selections/Performances
How it All Began (The Photo that Started It All, The Video that Started It All) Presents The Hire: A Series of Short Films (Hostage, Ticker, Beat Down
Dinner with the Funk Brothers
Multiangle Jam Sessions
The Ones that Didn't Make It
At Long Last Glory
Funk Brothers Video Biographies
Music Video Montage
Selected Discography
Honorable Mentions
Interactive - Virtual Recording Studio


Standing In The Shadows Of Motown