Watch: Johnny Cash: American Rebel 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Documentary that explains about the life of one of Country Music’s most famous musicians, Johnny Cash..
Plot: Johnny Cash: American Rebel is built around 12 essential Johnny Cash tracks spanning four decades that each deliver the passion, musicality and messages against war, injustice, racism and prejudice, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Jackson,” “San Quentin,” “Man in Black,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” “Ring of Fire” and “Hurt.” Each song illustrates a chapter in his life, as well the story of an ever-changing America from the 1950s to modern day, as told through interviews, archival concert footage, photographs and personal artifacts from the Cash family.
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This is some heavy stuff for a documentary and provides great insight into the man in black
I normally wait a day or two before rating a film. More importantly I like to wait a few days before writing a review so as to take off the edges from the highs and the lows of a film and to fully absorb in my thoughts in the outline why I liked or disliked a film. In the case of this documentary it may be true that the directors Derik Murray, and Jordan Tappis downplayed Johnny Cash’s alcohol and substance abuse problems as well as his fancy for the ladies.
Instead this documentary focused more on what made Johnny Cash one of the most beloved musicians of his generation and also cherished by his peers/producers such as Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Merle Haggard, John Mellencamp, Kid Rock, music mogul Clive Davis. and Rick Rubin. From an early age working on his struggling parents farm with Christian music as his life giving staple Johnny Cash showed a knack for singing and writing songs. As with many young men who were going overseas, Johnny Cash met the first love of his life to whom he wrote constantly and they continued to exchange hundreds of love letters until that eventual day that Johnny returned from overseas, married his first love, and rather quickly fathered four (4) daughters.
This documentary is sprinkled with a number of Johnny Cash’s most famous songwriting hits and number one (1) producing albums and what were the reason(s) he explained for writing these particular classic songs. As the years progressed and his fame even faster, we discover how Johnny and June Carter became an item first and then eventually after each of their respective divorces these two songbirds married. Johnny and June Carter had two children of their own who also provide insight in this documentary into their parents family relationship, their music and stage partnership and most importantly a love that lasted until eventually June died first and Johnny died only four (4) months later.
I was so intrigued with Johnny Cash’s life, his concerts performed in men’s high security prisons, his numerous TV specials and why he chose to always perform in black attire. The documentary does note that in the 1980’s Johnny’s popularity declined sharply as rock music began to rise but little was mentioned about Johnny’s appetite for pain-killers which most likely affected his stage performances as well as limiting his writing ability for new material.
This is a wonderful documentary and not to be considered light entertainment. It is heavy personal information into Johnny’s early life that provides excellent insight as well as some of his greatest songs that the man in black sings for us, so pay attention and learn something about this gifted singer/songwriter. I give the documentary a perfect 10 out of 10 rating.
for new and old fans
This is a documentary about the legendary music icon with the support of his family, friends, and famous fans. I’m only a passing fan of his more iconic songs after being revived in his later years. By the time I got into music in the 80s, he was already at his low point. Of course, his cover of “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails broke my heart although I did hear his music before then.
This is a rather traditional style of doc with interviews recounting his life and his career. There isn’t much shockingly new especially if you’ve seen the biopic. It’s great to see the old footage of June performing on her own. All the old footage is compelling. The fawning fandom by all the famous artists does get repetitive. I rather hear about some small interesting little side story about his career. When he makes the comeback, I start to recognize the story for real. I’m glad they did a section on Hurt. This is one for his fans.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Biography, Music
Director Derik Murray, Jordan Tappis
Writer Steve Burgess, Mark Stielper
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations
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