CLARENCE CLEMONS: WHO DO I THINK I AM? highlights Clarence's life as musician and member of the E Street band while also presenting another side of Clarence not many saw when he was away from bright stage lights. It's an intimate portrait of a man who searched for enlightenment and meaning at the unknowingly final years of his life.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019
I watched Who Do I Think I Am? last night. It is a terrific little film that sheds light on the interior life and biography of the well known, but not well understood, Big Man. Only one complaint: I wish the filmmakers had included an interview with Bob Weir. Clarence was a significant presence in the Grateful Dead world for a time after Bruce put E Street on hiatus and he sat in with the Dead and the Jerry Garcia band several times. There is footage of him performing with the Dead from their 1989 Summer Solstice pay per view. He sounded great playing with the boys and was evidently very pally with Bob and Jerry.
I came out of watching the movie with a lot of respect for Clarence Clemons, his talent, and his accomlishments. I especially appreciated his trip to China to find himself. The movie comes across primarily autobiographical in nature, telling things from Mr Clemon's perspective and only covering the things that he wanted. Things that would have been interesting, in my view: interviews with E Street Band leader, Bruce Springsteen. Although there was adequate footage of Mr Clemons playing with E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen, this seemed to be an obvious omission. Also, giving some more insight into why Mr Clemons went to China? And he had been married 5 times and may have gone through many problems during his highly successful career that would have provided more depth into his life and the challenges of fame and fortune.