American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love DVD

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Dramatic Forces and THIRTEEN's American Masters explore composer, conductor, genius, Marvin Hamlisch's prolific life and career, with exclusive access to Hamlisch's personal archival treasure trove.
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Dramatic Forces and THIRTEEN's American Masters explore composer, conductor, genius, Marvin Hamlisch's prolific life and career, with exclusive access to Hamlisch's personal archival treasure trove.

American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch: The Way He Was

Composer, conductor, genius, mensch, Marvin Hamlisch was as close to a modern day DaVinci as it gets. Hit after hit...."The Way We Were", "Nobody Does It Better", "The Sting", "A Chorus Line", Marvin was irrepressible and prolific. Winner of four Grammys, an Emmy, three Oscars, and a Tony, all by the time he was 31-years-old, Marvin's streak was staggering, vast, unprecedented, and glorious. Interviews with a cavalcade of Marvin's colleagues, schoolmates, and renown collaborators help to tell a deeply personal, candid, insider study of one of the great artists of our time.

Special Features include…
Over One-Hour of Bonus Footage
Exclusive Ed Kleban & Marvin Hamlisch Section with never-before-heard 'making of' recordings from"A Chorus Line" 
Movie Trailer

Executive Producer: Dori Berinstein
Production Year: 2013
Actors: Idina Menzel, John Lithgow, Quincy Jones, Donna McKechnie, Stephen Soderbergh, Christopher Walken, Marvin Hamlisch, Carly Simon, Joe Torre, Barbra Streisand, Lucie Arnaz, Ann-Margret, Woody Allen, Leslie Uggams
Talent: Marvin Hamlisch
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 84 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Betsy G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
What a guy!
Review by Betsy G. on 07/17/20 review stating What a guy!
Ive watched this program a couple of times when broadcast. Marvin Hamlisch was a very talented man and an engaging person. Both his musical and personal lives are fascinating.
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Chona N.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Marvin Hamlisch on american Masters@pbs.org
Review by Chona N. on 07/17/20 review stating Marvin Hamlisch on american Masters@pbs.org
I happened to be in San Francisco when I watched this in my brothers house. It was very emotional for me. The song While I still have time touched me however, Ive been trying to find that song anywhere with no success. Will you be able to help me with finding it? Thanks, I will truly appreciate that.
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Heidi P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
AWESOME!
Review by Heidi P. on 07/17/20 review stating AWESOME!
I saw this air on PBS and just had to have it. What a talent and genuine person. It made me smile.
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Nanny J.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A wonderful DVD!
Review by Nanny J. on 07/17/20 review stating A wonderful DVD!
This DVD is so delightful and gives the viewer an in-depth look at the life of Marvin Hamlishch and his love of music. We learnt a lot from it, and it was so interesting and uplifting, though very sad to know that he was taken from us far too early. We will treasure this DVD and pass it around for others to enjoy over the coming years. We thoroughly recommend buying this DVD.
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Jo A.
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07/17/20
A Program to Love -- Marvin Hamlisch
Review by Jo A. on 07/17/20 review stating A Program to Love -- Marvin Hamlisch
Musician extraordinary, Marvin Hamlisch did it all, and reliving his successes (and a few not-so-successful attempts) is a wonderful trip down Broadway-memory lane, with detours to TV and movies. Repeated viewing is required -- which is why a DVD of the original PBS program is so wonderful, not to mention all of the extras.
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Clarice
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07/17/20
American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch
Review by Clarice on 07/17/20 review stating American Masters: Marvin Hamlisch
This film gives us an insight into the man who was a true master of American 20th century music. His work is classical music comparable to and even surpassing many masters of times past. Beautifully crafted film. Not only do we get to enjoy his work but we get to know this master in a much more intimate portrait.
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Olysarah
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07/17/20
Marvin Hammlish: He did do it for love!
Review by Olysarah on 07/17/20 review stating Marvin Hammlish: He did do it for love!
What an amazing talent the world was blessed with. This DVD gives a more personal portrait of Marvin with interview with people with whom he was extraordinarily generous. His time and money were shared with the world and he loved every minute! The last time I saw a DVD that he performed in was Idina Menzel Barefoot. He was amazing!! He did not look ill, and I have not heard why he died. All I know is my life was made SO much richer by seeing and hearing all the magic his talent produced. I never knew him, but hate that hes not on the planet anymore!! I cried during part of it, but in the end his was a life to celebrate and smile!!!
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Carol
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Glorious, Honest Film
Review by Carol on 07/17/20 review stating A Glorious, Honest Film
Dori Berinstein captures the story of the real Marvin Hamlisch! His beautiful wife Terre, his good friend Barbra Streisand, and many other stars collaborators and friends remember the great Marvin Hamlisch with tears and love. Photos of his parents, his start as a child prodigy at Juilliard, and his rise to fame on Broadway-as well as his failures and disappointments tell the story of a musical genius who was generous, kind, and loved! Worth watching over and over!
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Chic
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
What a show.
Review by Chic on 07/17/20 review stating What a show.
I really enjoyed it. His music will live forever. Thank You Mr. Hamlisch.
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Jo
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A most amazing and delightful man.
Review by Jo on 07/17/20 review stating A most amazing and delightful man.
This DVD is so inspiring, entertaining, and delightful. We enjoyed it thoroughly, I bought 3 more to give as gifts to music lover friends. and friends that are highly motivated as Marvin H. was. They want to show it to their children to show them what a person can do with their life. I also lent it to a couple of people and they loved it as much as I did. Thank you for producing it. Jo


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