I Am Heath Ledger DVD
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I Am Heath Ledger is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey - extravagant in gesture and in action. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinarily deep love and affection in the people that entered his life. Heath's artistic nature and expression set him apart from the Hollywood mainstream, vaulted him to stardom and endeared him to the world.
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Also included is footage taken by Ledger himself which gives a very personal look into his personal life. In addition to never-before-seen footage, the film features several interviews from close friends, family members, and industry colleagues including directors Ang Lee and Catherine Hardwicke; actors Naomi Watts, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou and Emile Hirsch; musicians Ben Harper, Justin Vernon, N’fa and Grace Woodroofe; and the Ledger family.
This film is part of a series of Spike-TV documentaries about famous people who died young. Though it’s interesting to see a portrait of this talented actor, the documentary is pretty heavy on the superlatives. There is hardly any attempt to do more than scratch the surface of Ledger’s life and career, with little probing beneath the sentiments expressed. What does come across is the tremendous potential this young actor possessed, and the fact that he was well on his way to becoming one of Hollywood’s brightest lights. Conspicuously missing from the documentary is Michelle Williams, the mother of Ledger’s daughter.
The title is curiously misleading, since the film is the work of Derik Murray, who also directed similar “I Am…” documentaries on Chris Farley, JFK, Jr., Evel Knievel, and Bruce Lee.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray release include additional stories from Heath Ledger, his family, and friends, and an introduction to the Heath Ledger Scholarship.