Paul Williams Still Alive Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 9584

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 7

Theatrical Release Date: 06/08/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/05/2013

Language: English

Genre: Documentary, Biography

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Stephen Kessler

Actors: Paul Williams, Johnny Carson, Dick Clark, Burt Reynolds, Barbra Streisand, Tony Randall

Plot: Stephen Kessler, who grew up with AM-radio hits penned by Paul Williams and revels in the excess of 70s culture, decides to film a documentary on what he figures is the "late" Paul Williams, only to find that Williams is still very much alive. -- Chris Kavan

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Paul Williams: Still Alive

LeeAnn M. - wrote on 07/30/2013

I was a child of the 70s, so I was really immersed in the many talents of Paul Williams growing up. He was a songwriter, singer, actor, comedian, and the man was on almost every sitcom or gameshow of that era. I was excited when I found out someone was doing a documentary on Paul Williams. The documentary did not disappoint me. It showcased snippets of all the shows he was in, the many celebrities he collaborated with, and it allowed me into the private, mundane life of his. The problem with this documentary is the filmmaker. He chose to narrate the entire film. I love it when filmmakers allow themselves to disappear, showing only the subject and letting the audience come to their own conclusion. This filmmaker was too anxious, too needy to let that happen. Other than the filmmaker's …

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