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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!
i loved this book.it's not only about his life but a way of life. what a man and a singer.he's great!
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2.0 out of 5 stars He doesn't take any real chances here...
"The Zen of Bennett" doesn't get to heart of Tony Bennett's life and career.
It's the second recent documentary about the supposedly "last and greatest" legend of music industry.
Danny Bennett - who conceived and produced it - and Unjoo Moon thought it would be more informative to concentrate on the "Duets II" pop music market, which net Tony Bennett's family...
Published on December 1, 2012 by leon robinson


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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful!, November 10, 2013
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i loved this book.it's not only about his life but a way of life. what a man and a singer.he's great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!, September 29, 2013
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If you like Tony you will love this film! The book is even better if you have the chance to read it but the movie also have stuff not in the book so my advice is the get both lol
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5.0 out of 5 stars don,t miss this!!!!, December 26, 2012
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I am a big fan of Tony Bennett and had already bought his new book when I saw this advertised....Should have been in the local movies but just glad I got it...it is a beautiful documentary and tribute to Tony,s life.Loved the behind the scenes of the making of his Duets 2 cd....
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love anything: TONY BENNETT, December 21, 2012
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The man is a giant of the entertainment industry. Yet he mentors the young and talented. He does all he can do when it comes to helping the less fortunate and injured. The USA is fortunate to have a man such as TONY BENNETT as a citizen! He is truly a citizen of the world!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling and stunning film about one of the biggest ..., December 14, 2014
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A compelling and stunning film about one of the biggest talents on the planet. I didn't want it to end!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Movie, December 5, 2012
I like this movie. He's astonishing, that he still has such a great voice, and he's such a gifted watercolor painter. Who knew. Yes, it's slow, but it's a movie about an 84-year-old legend and it should be paced accordingly. I loved watching the duets in action, too. Tony Bennett is a gentleman and a generous spirit whose gift goes on. It's a lovely 87 minutes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BENNETT, March 11, 2013
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Carnagie Thornhill "bungalowjoe" (Treasure Island, Florida United States) - See all my reviews
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Tony Bennett is the master of master entertainers and has
always been. Humble and unassuming. Tony Bennett is every man
and every man would like to be him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, January 11, 2015
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I love it--insight into the album!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't think this would be important ........, February 20, 2013
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D. Coyne (Boston, MA USA) - See all my reviews
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I suppose this could be considered by some to be a self-serving promotion, but I really think that an awful lot of folks consider this man to be an icon of measurable proportion. If you are sincerely interested in certain celebrities, I know I am, then I want to see stuff about those people. Some friends or mine saw this in what I would call an artsy - fartsy theater. I bought this DVD because my Sweetie Pie loves this guy. Not caring one way or another about Tony Bennet, other than like a comparison to age like Betty White and how they keep chugging along; I wasn't crazy about the opening presentation, it made me like him less. Then as it unfolded I garnered respect for a man that I once thought was an arrogant hanger-on. It's about him yes but it also explores the relationships he has with his heirs. I'm glad I took the time, I have a new appreciation for this man. It would appear that he just might deserve some adoration after all.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars He doesn't take any real chances here..., December 1, 2012
This review is from: The Zen of Bennett (DVD)
"The Zen of Bennett" doesn't get to heart of Tony Bennett's life and career.
It's the second recent documentary about the supposedly "last and greatest" legend of music industry.
Danny Bennett - who conceived and produced it - and Unjoo Moon thought it would be more informative to concentrate on the "Duets II" pop music market, which net Tony Bennett's family millions, but leads the old singer alone with his sporadic comments on his musical partners in his long career and on life, in general: truth, quality, love, perseverance, and beauty et all, without explaining or trying to explain what those things are all about.
Overall, with a few exceptions, I found the documentary to be an uneven disappointment.
It's like sampling a generic fabric without the rough texture of real life and love.
Mr. Tony Bennett doesn't take any real chances here, leaving the DVD pretty incospicuos, emply and lacking in imagination.
There are a couple of good performaces to watch ( you can check them out on Tony Bennett Duets II: The Great Performances (DVD) as well), but far too much mediocrity drags this documentary down to the level of nothing special.
If you are a Tony Bennett fan you might head out to buy it, but there is really no other reason to rush out and pick up the documentary.

Danny Bennett : Producer, Conception.
Unjoo Moon : Director.
Dion Beebe : Cinematografer.
Running Time : 84 Minutes.
Film presented at The Tribeca Film Festival 2012.
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