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A.K.A. Doc Pomus

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Mon Sep 30 2013

Born in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood in the ’20s, Jerome Solon Felder—better known as Doc Pomus—was stricken by polio as a kid. That didn’t stop him from becoming a blues singer and the musical Michelangelo behind such perfect pop tunes as “A Teenager in Love” and “Viva Las Vegas,” or from marrying a knockout blond, running a poker den and schooling young scamps like Lou Reed. William Hechter and Peter Miller’s doc explores an artistic life well lived, combining interviews (Leiber & Stoller, Jimmy Scott, Ben E. King) and footage of the man at work beside kindred spirits like Dr. John, to construct a moving, un-mawkish portrait of a songwriting icon.

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2012

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98 mins

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William Hechter, Peter Miller

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Music lovers, hipsters , hipster wannabes and anyone with an interest in the history and evolution of rock 'n roll are in for a major treat : A fascinating tale and study of the the man who ..felt the emotions (where did this come from ?) , lived this unexpected Life, channeled the longing and joy, and pain...It is ALL there.Brilliant film editing once again by award winning Amy Linton.If your heart doesn't skip a beat when she cuts in the strains of "This Magic Moment" you need more therapy. All interviewed are people (known and unknown) who felt deeply for the man:Dr. John , Lou Reed, rock critic Dave Marsh talking from their heart...Highest Recommendation: Be Ther eor Be Square