Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song
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However, the real gems on this DVD are the numerous musical sequences and Darin footage, many of which I hadn't seen before. I enjoyed the Jimmy Durante skit the best. It would have been nice to include a comedy sketch from Bobby's NBC show, or from his many appearances on Flip Wilson's show, since he had such a natural aptitude for acting and comedy.
This is the type of material that Lion's Gate Films should have included on the Beyond the Sea DVD as an extra, so that viewers could see and hear the real Bobby Darin. For those who want to fill in the missing holes, I highly recommend the book "Dream Lovers: the Magnificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee" written with heartfelt emotion by their son, Dodd Darin.
I learned a few things that I never knew about Bobby's life and i've gained more respect for his talent, as long as his character. One thing that I never knew that touched my heart was that Bobby Darin spent a night sleeping next to the casket of his late friend Bobby Kennedy, vowing that he would not leave the casket until it was buried. Darin was a very compassionate man and should not have died at the age of only 37.
Probably the most touching sequence for myself was the "Beyond the Sea Reprise" and the scene before the credits where you see various pictures of Bobby throughout the course of his life, all while you hear him singing Beyond the Sea in the back round. The final wave as he is singing "so long sailing" touched my heart. I highly recommend this to anyone, long time Bobby Darin fan or someone just beginning to discover the talent of Darin.
Darin impersonating Durante and their later interchange was very amusing. Chapter 17 - The family secret - is something that I had not known before. Sad. But could be nothing but happy listening to Splish Splash, Bayond the Sea and the other great songs.
Love this DVD.
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Beyond The Song was released in 1998. It is a great Biography of Bobby Darin. Connie Francis and other people who were in Bobby Darin's life are interviewed, including his son... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it - thank you. Such a great singer, so versatile. Gone too soon!Published 2 months ago by Nannie H
I was in love with Bobby Darin when I was in 8th grade. He was such a great showman. I enjoyed this DVD very much. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. STEVENSON
Really enjoyed this dvd! Just wish they showed the song performances in their entirety, but other than that, thought it was very well done! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Char
He was one heck of a talent. It's too bad his life was cut short. "They" did good job on this retrospective." Met him once a long, long time ago.Published 19 months ago by Brian Spavin