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Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got

Directed by Brigitte Berman
Canada, 1985 (documentary, 114 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"Constructed from interviews with Shaw, [...] Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got is an entertaining portrait of not only the man but also the musician, who was determined to acquire fame and wealth only to put them aside. Interviews also include Buddy Rich, Mel Tormé, and Evelyn Keyes, Shaw's wife of fifteen years."
-- Wyndham Wise (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Brigitte Berman
Produced by: Brigitte Berman, Don Haig
Narrator: Brigitte Berman
Participants: Artie Shaw, Polly Haynes, John Wexley, Lee Castle, John Best, Helen Forrest, Mel Tormé, Buddy Rich, Mack Pierce, Frederic Morton, Evelyn Keyes
Cinematography: Mark Irwin, Jim Aquila
Film Editing: Brigitte Berman, Barry Backus
Production Company: Bridge Film Productions Inc.
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Award won by Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got

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Quote about Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got

"In [Brigitte] Berman's film [Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got], we see the standard ingredients of a showbiz success story from a questioning female perspective. Artie Shaw's professional dilemma -- that the public wanted him to turn out swing tunes for jitterbugs while he, in fact, wanted to be a more adventuresome musical artist -- is an issue that Berman, as a woman in a society that rewards certain kinds of compliant female behavior and punishes independence, handles with great insight and obvious sympathy. Again we find that a female perspective is enriching and that it leads to the creation of a distinctive kind of film in treating 'male problems.'"
-- John Hofsess (source)


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