The death of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse came as a shocking news throughout the world, not just in the music scene. Fans were left in shock that Amy, who died of alcoholic poisoning on 23 July 2011, was only 27 at that time. Indeed, she was gone too soon become a member of the sad 27 club.
At a young age, Amy Winehouse was a musical legend that left a wonderful legacy behind. She had a great contribution to music in contemporary times. It is true that the music scene is mostly dominated by pop, electronic, hip hop, and rock, but Winehouse was able to seamlessly and splendidly harmonize different musical genres such as soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues into her songs. Her deep vocal colors also allured fans worldwide. For her unique style, she won five Grammys, and she was the first British female artist to do so.
Many an Amy Winehouse fan may have questions left unanswered, but this time, a documentary movie is going to shed some light into the life of a legend. This movie is directed by Asif Kapadia, director of documentary film, Senna. The movie tackles Amy Winehouse’s life as a child, to her discovery of her passion for music, her success in breaking through mainstream music with her album “Frank,” her relationships, the controversies, her addiction to drugs and alcohol, and her death in 2011.
What you see on TV is definitely not everything, and with this movie, you get to see clips which were unreleased. You’d see footage on Amy Winehouse like you’ve never seen before, and you’ve get to hear tracks which you’ll only get to hear in this movie.
The movie, though, received backlash from Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse. He stated that the movie painted a negative picture of him, making him look like he and his daughter Amy had bad blood. He would have wanted the movie to be edited, but the crew had stated that they made the movie objectively. Much as Mitch Winehouse wanted moviegoers to avoid the movie, he would also want people to watch the wonderful clips of his daughter, and to listen to the beautiful songs that Amy offered to the world.
Don’t miss out on this new bio-pic by pre-ordering your very own copy of the Amy DVD, which will be released here in Australia on 25 October 2015. You have to have this one, whether you are a faithful fan of Amy Winehouse or someone who’s a nerd for documentary films. An Amy DVD in your DVD collection is a must.