20 Feet from Stardom (2013) 720p YIFY Movie

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

IMDB: 7.41 Likes

  • Genre: Documentary | Music
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.10G
  • Resolution: 1280x720 / 23.976 (23976/1000) FPSfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 89
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for 20 Feet from Stardom (2013) 720p

The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored through the rock era. Furthermore, special focus is given to special stand outs who endeavored to make a living in the art burdened with a low profile and more personal career frustrations, especially those who faced the very different challenge of singing in the spotlight themselves.


The Director and Players for 20 Feet from Stardom (2013) 720p

[Director]Morgan Neville
[Role:]Lisa Fischer
[Role:]Merry Clayton
[Role:]Darlene Love


The Reviews for 20 Feet from Stardom (2013) 720p


VH-1 Doc in DisguiseReviewed byMichaelLupetinVote: 4/10

I didn't see 20 FEET FROM STARDOM in the theater because I thought it would be just a lame VH-1 type doc. And guess what, it is! I finally saw it because it has such Oscar buzz. It's ultimately an unfocused mess. Nice to see so many talented "background" singers but the film can't contain itself when it comes to fame and the big time. Why is that the focus? Is fame the only reward? The singers in the film continually tell us it is not but the filmmakers cannot stay clear of the topic. And why delve into the topic with great producer like Lou Adler who appears in the film. He knows that talent is not what drives success. Some of the least talented people have had massive careers in pop music and some of them are even in this film!

These women deserve to be celebrated for what they brought to music. The film does this but then it veers all over the place. Imagine a deep analysis of GIMME SHELTER and what that song would be like without the masterful female background vocals.

20 FEET is just a big nothing. These women deserve better!

fascinating behind the sceneReviewed bySnoopyStyleVote: 8/10

They're the secret weapons behind most of the iconic music of their era but the public rarely knows their names. They take over the world of white backup singers and plain vanilla performances. They come from the gospel world. Darlene Love works under producer Phil Spector who uses her voice and released it as other people. These women are part of some of the most iconic songs ever.

This is a lot of information and a lot of different people. There are plenty of big names and recognizable faces. It's a lot of stories and songs. The first half is more like a highlight reel of fascinating behind-the-scene snippets. There's nothing wrong with that but it does get a little repetitive. The overall flow does allow the flow of time to deliver an overall story of backup singing in general. The second half recounts some of the girls trying to make it on their own and that part is interesting.

Reviewed byMichael_ElliottVote: /10

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

**** (out of 4)

Whereas SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN was one of the best films of 2012, thisyear has another musical documentary that turns out to be amasterpiece. Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Lou Adler, SherylCrow, Bette Midler and Mick Jagger are just a few of the well-knownsingers who talk about some back-up singers who everyone will know fromcertain hit songs yet it's highly unlikely that you'll know theirnames. Merry Clayton, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, TataVega and Judith Hill get their shot in the spotlight as they talk aboutwhy they are highly respected inside the business yet they nevermanaged to become "stars" or lead singers on their own. Some of theirreasons include them not wanting to but there are some darker onesdealing with race as well as Phil Spector simply hiding one from beingfamous. 20 FEET FROM STARDOM is a masterpiece in regards to musicdocumentaries and it ranks right up there with some of the greatestever made. It was rather amazing sitting back and hearing these storiesand when you realize some of the music that these women have beeninvolved with you certainly see why so many sing their praises. Thisincludes Clayton who was pregnant and wearing rollers in her hair whenshe got a phone call in the middle of the night to help The RollingStones with what would become the chorus for Gimme Shelter. The film isfull of wonderful and touching stories dealing with either high praiseor simply hard luck. The fact that so many great songs are so memorablebecause of something that background singers are doing is a subjectthat seems to be long overdue. This film certainly makes it a veryfascinating subject and it makes you wonder how many others are outthere just waiting to get some credit that they deserve. The filmfeatures some terrific music from all of the artists mentioned so musicfans will have a blast hearing songs from the 50s up through the 90s.20 FEET FROM STARDOM is certainly one of the best films of 2013.

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