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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is a movie starring Randy Bachman, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cochrane. The iconic Canadian musician, Gordon Lightfoot, reflects on his life and career.

Running Time
1 hours 31 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Music, Documentary
Director
Joan Tosoni, Martha Kehoe
Writer
Martha Kehoe, Joan Tosoni
Actors
Burton Cummings, Alec Baldwin, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane
Country
Canada
Year
2019
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In Canada's history, there are few people who signified the nation's modern confidence in its arts more than Gordon Lightfoot. This singer-songwriter's singular talent in music changed the world's opinion of Canada's culture with his tremendous variety of songs that both celebrated the nation and touched its soul. Sparing nothing about Lightfoot's personal weaknesses and failures as well as his triumphs, this film covers Lightfoot's career from his own words and his closest associates with recordings of his greatest hits.

Comments about biography «Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind» (22)

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Matthew P.

I loved the film so much and I want to see it again and again. I saw it with friends and we all loved it. It is one of the best documentaries ever made. I've seen it over 10 times and it is still new. If you like music, movies, movies, music, movies, movies, you must see this film. It is not like many documentaries that tell you what it was like in the past and how it's going to be. This film tells you the history of the man and it's about rock n roll. It also shows how music and rock n roll changed the world. It is very touching and I recommend it to everyone.

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Madison Morales

I first became aware of this documentary when my friend David and I saw it for the first time. He was a big fan of David Bowie, and of course, this helped us appreciate and respect his genius in all his other work. Being a David Bowie fan, I was still unfamiliar with him as an artist. When David Bowie died, I had lost my passion for music, and as a result, I had lost my interest in David Bowie. My friend David had taken this documentary, which took over a year to edit, and ended up filming the final hours of Bowie's life. This documentary shows how an artist can change, and how he changed with his music, his music, and his love for his fans. David Bowie was at the height of his popularity and music when he died. He was able to walk away from this tragedy with a great sense of appreciation for the life he had left. He made the most of it, but we still know that there is a lot of darkness and regret in the world that we can never get back from. Bowie's music changed my life, and it still does. This documentary was a reminder of how important and beautiful art is, and how important and beautiful people can be.

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George

I read the book the other day and was deeply touched by the story. I had been wanting to see the movie, but couldn't find a theater to rent it out. Then my friend told me about the theatre he was working at. He showed me the pictures on the wall and asked me if I wanted to rent the film. After some preliminary talks, we decided to rent it. And I was so glad we did! This is a wonderful film. It gives an interesting look at how the Beatles and their music affected the lives of those around them. Many people seem to be offended by the words that are used in the movie and not even the lyrics. Many people complain about the Beatles songs being too soft and the overall message of the movie being to be cynical, lazy and not to be too loving. In my opinion, the lyrics are not supposed to be interpreted as the world has taken a wrong turn. They are not meant to be taken as things that some people have to live up to. Rather, the lyrics are a mixture of the great music they were supposed to be representing and the great story they were supposed to represent. The lyrics are about the music, not about the other things. Also, people may be upset by the portrayal of the Beatle in the movie. Personally, I found it very well done. This film portrays the Beatles as extremely good people who didn't need money or fame. They were good people, not famous people. The film shows the emotional side of the Beatles very well. The way that they talk about their life is very touching and the way they all react to various situations is quite interesting. I found the film very well done and thought it would be a great idea to rent it, because I love the Beatles and it would be nice to have a copy of the film. I'm so glad I did!

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Emily S.

I was lucky enough to see this film at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Although I am no fan of Beatles music, this documentary gave me a very good idea of the events leading up to John Lennon's murder in New York City. I never thought the Beatles had any enemies, but this documentary was actually very good at showing the animosity of the various band members towards the other Beatles. Although John Lennon was by far the most popular Beatle, the band members clearly hated each other. This documentary also helped me to understand how one man's problem and obsession with one man can be turned into a murder. The interviewees' comments were very insightful and I learned a lot from them. I recommend this documentary to anyone who is a Beatles fan. It is really fascinating to hear them talking about their creative process.

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Wayne Evans

I don't know if this is the best documentary of the year, but it's certainly one of the most interesting. The former rock musician talks about how he discovered music, where he got his inspiration from, and the amazing sense of freedom he experienced in the time he spent making music for the record company. As a musician, he talks about the experience of getting over the "Bands R Us" experience, and how he tried to do things differently, while still making money. He also talks about the people he encountered while making music. The final question of the documentary is how music affects people in their lives. I found that interesting, as the question of whether music has a beneficial effect on someone's life was a question that was never raised in the documentary. What is interesting is that some of the biggest names in music were in the film, so I really enjoyed hearing their stories and the connection they made with the man they were representing.

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Jacob W.

Although this is a very good film, it does suffer from being a little over-burdened with technicalities and the storyline could have been better served if the directors had taken a little bit more time to flesh out the storyline. It was a very compelling story, but I felt that it could have been better. When the story has a clear beginning and middle, the filmmakers have a greater chance of making it all work. I also found the directing to be less than excellent in this film. It was almost all camera work and editing. However, in this film, the filmmakers seemed to have lost the feel of the film and found it hard to capture the emotions of the main characters. I did feel the sense of warmth and realism that was lost in some of the scenes. However, these are minor issues. Overall, I was very impressed with this film. It was very well-done and quite entertaining. I thought that it was a little better than I expected, but I am not sure that it was any better than most documentaries. It is still a very good film, but it could have been a little better.

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Emma Barnett

While watching "If You Could Read My Mind" I kept thinking "what a shame this could have been so much better." I don't mind talking about the big problems of our society. But it is my job to speak of the small problems and see if they can be solved. If You Could Read My Mind is a film about the American Dream of the American Dream, and it's main themes are: our dreams and opportunities, the limits of our dreams, and our destructive tendencies towards greed and self-preservation. The movie opens in the 60s with a rousing rendition of "America the Beautiful" that captures the spirit of a country that no longer has the ability to imagine or desire anything else. As the film continues, we meet two young people who are trying to find their place in the world. From a guy in a wheelchair to a girl who does not even want to be a model. Then we meet the actors that play the two characters. James (Adam Sandler) is a successful TV show producer and actor. In the film, he has lost his faith and cannot see any purpose in his life. Erika (Kate Hudson) is the receptionist at his TV station, and she struggles with alcoholism and has become paralyzed from the waist down. This is probably the film that started me down the path to becoming a film critic, I had no intentions of becoming a film critic at this point. This film is good for anyone who wants to be inspired and changed. The people who make the film are impressive, the music is beautiful and the songs are heartfelt. The film also introduces us to a handful of people who work at the restaurant that the two main characters work at. The restaurant is in a shopping mall where all the stores are closing. James is also extremely helpful to Erika and helps her to use the computer to research the nearby Wal-Mart and Home Depot. This is a well written film and it is a must see.

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Anna Owens

The documentary, if you can call it that, is an interesting and in-depth look at the life of Bob Dylan. The documentary focuses on Dylan's career, his influences, his personal life, and his career. I thought that the documentary was pretty accurate and the film makers did a good job at portraying Dylan's music and life. I thought the documentary was entertaining and very well done. The only thing I would have done differently is to have some of the interviews from Dylan's other band members. I know that Dylan had a band called the Yardbirds that was a different kind of band but I think they could have given some more information to the film makers. I would recommend the documentary to people who are interested in Dylan's music and his life. I would also recommend that people not listen to his songs for the first time in the film. That being said, I enjoyed the documentary and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in Dylan's music.

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Joshua

I am quite familiar with the long history of Hollywood artistry, and this movie is of such excellence that I had to watch it again. I was totally captivated by it. I have seen dozens of documentaries, and only three of them were this good. This film takes you into the inner world of the great and the good of Hollywood, from its beginnings to its present day. It is a tear-jerker of an emotional roller-coaster that will leave you with a smile on your face and a memory of a time in Hollywood that you loved and that will be very difficult to forget. So, for those who want to see a good film about the history of Hollywood and the art of cinema, this is a must-see.

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Larry

I'm a huge fan of the late, great, great (RIP) Bob Geldof. I grew up on his music, and the videos. And when I saw this documentary, I was astounded. The man's life was so rich, and it was so sad. I had never heard of him until this documentary, and I thought it was a great story about a man that had a lot of talent, but just didn't have the means to do it. He was also a very honest man, and the documentary really made it easy to see what a great person he was. It's a great story, and I can't recommend it enough.

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Willie

I was blown away by the depth and complexity of this documentary. It was truly a masterpiece. It did not give us information that we didn't already know, but it gave us enough to dig into the background of the music. It gave us context to the people who made the music, and the way the music was made. I had been excited about this documentary ever since I saw the trailer for it, and I can't wait for the DVD to come out. I'm so excited to see what else Paul has in store. This is a truly great documentary. It is definitely not for the faint of heart, and a very sobering look at a lot of interesting and controversial subjects. I can't wait to see what's coming next.

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Sarah B.

It's been a long time since I've seen a documentary about the Grateful Dead. It was a good documentary, but I'd have liked to have heard more about the band. The documentary was informative, but I felt that it didn't cover enough Dead material. I was also very surprised that Jerry Garcia died at age 52, but then again, I'm a rock 'n' roll fan, and I'm more interested in the music than the guy who gave us the music.

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Wayne

This is one of the most intelligent, interesting and profound documentaries I have ever seen. Many people I have talked to about it have been skeptical, and are sure that it's not even "documentary", because it's not a documentary. But I believe that's not what it is. Yes, the film is indeed a documentary, and I do not believe it's one of those "documentaries" that are only intended to be informative or entertaining. This documentary explores some aspects of the "black experience", and whether or not it's worth the bother. I'm not an expert in the subject matter, but this film does an excellent job of conveying to the viewer the scientific and emotional ramifications of racism. If you enjoy movies like "Troy" or "Bicentennial Man", you will be very impressed with this movie. My wife is more of an "avid" of documentary movies, but she thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and would recommend it to anyone. The last ten minutes of the movie really hit the spot. I can't say much more without giving away too much of the film, but it was very powerful.

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Heather Nelson

I don't like to write a lot, but this film was absolutely brilliant. It is about a man who took LSD for a year and then went to see his old bandmate in a mental hospital. They both seemed to be on the edge of their lives, and there was an incredible sense of wonder. It is also a bit of a documentary as well as a piece of music history. It is not a documentary about the band, but rather about the man himself. It is a very well made film that will give you a lot of insights into this fascinating man and his time. This is a must see for anyone who wants to see the music that made him what he was.

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Alan D.

You know that scene in 'Titanic' where that big explosion was in the middle of the ocean? Well, in this documentary, that really happened. People died. People were injured. People were horrified. You felt as though you were there. There were people who were just sitting around. It was beautiful. And, it is wonderful to know that this event had a very positive outcome. You know that this documentary was inspired by the people who survived and also by the families of the victims. It is really great to see how people responded and how some have gotten over the death of a loved one. What I think most people would have liked to know is how things would have gone differently had they been there and how they felt that the ship wouldn't have left them there to die. What I thought the most important lesson that this documentary taught was that you can never take what you have for granted. What you have is more important than what you don't have. In this case, the two most important things were the two lives of the people on board, the lives of the people in the water, and the lives of those who were injured. What was important was that they had each other to rely on and that they got out of there as quickly as possible. And that's what I think everyone should learn from this documentary.

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Megan Santos

I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 Austin Film Festival and I had the pleasure of seeing this film at the Q&A and Q&A after the screening. I thought this film was very good and the interviews were very interesting. I especially enjoyed the conversation between director, producer, actor, and musician, Greg Cohen. I thought the film was very well made and the film is very well worth seeing. The film is a very unique look at a group of musicians that are known for their music. Greg Cohen is a musician himself and had some very interesting conversations with some of the musicians. This film is a must see for all music fans and especially for the fans of David Bowie. I think this film is very well worth seeing. I was also impressed with the interviews with Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones. I would highly recommend this film.

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Dennis

I have to say that I really enjoyed this documentary. I really liked the way it was filmed and the way it was put together. It was very well done and the way the stories were put together was very impressive. There were some parts of the documentary that were very difficult to watch because of the content. But, in the end, it was a great documentary and I highly recommend it.

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Timothy C.

I first saw this film as a youth back in 1981 and still feel it has the power to inspire people. This documentary is full of interviews with several musicians, including George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and others, who talk about the influence of folk music and the music in their lives. They discuss how they first became interested in these subjects and then the progress of the genre as it progressed. It was great to see these musicians talk about their own music and the influence of it. It's not a well-known subject, and I think it was a great tribute to the music and musicians of this time period. I do feel that some of the interviews are a bit too old, but it's still good. It's definitely a must-see.

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Christopher K.

I am in a class of 12. The 11 are American and I am in the class of 7. I have always had a fascination with the art of music. After seeing this documentary I am still curious as to what I would be able to do in my career. I am currently taking a six month course in music at Oxford University. If I'm in the right place at the right time, I am sure that I can give a good performance. Thank you so much. Your film is wonderful.

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Jane Palmer

I'm not sure how this film is going to do at the box office, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The film is not going to win any awards, but it is definitely worth a watch. If you have ever heard of, or know of, a band called XTC, you'll know what I'm talking about. The film follows the rise of XTC through the years, from their humble beginnings as a hardcore band, through to their breakthrough, and then to their downfall. The film shows how their music evolved, their influences, and how the band is remembered today. It also shows how the band was influenced by more than just one of their favorite bands, and how the band's music reflected on the times in which they were formed. The film does a great job of showing how the band changed and developed, and how the band and their music have changed over time. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the music of XTC. I think it is a great film to start your exploration of the band. This film was a good choice, and I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of XTC or hardcore music in general.

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Marilyn

If you want to learn about the music of Led Zeppelin and the blues, this is a great documentary. There are some really interesting tidbits that can be taken from the movie, like when they were in the studio and they were trying to write the songs. They didn't have much time to do that, but they managed to write them in a day or two. That's a pretty good story. I think the real story is how they became famous. The movie also gives some interesting tidbits about the band members. It's a great movie to watch if you're a Led Zeppelin fan.

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Diane

I watched this documentary without really knowing what to expect. I was surprised by the amount of footage it contained. It covers the history of the Grateful Dead, and the band's many legendary performances. The band's performances are superb, and the documentary also covers the group's legendary manager Phil Lesh's involvement in the group, his relationship with the band and his legendary behavior. There is also a great amount of footage from the band's first few shows, the band's first tour and the band's final shows. This documentary is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the band. It also has a great sense of humor, and the band's fans are very knowledgeable about the band and their history. This documentary is very well done, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about the band. It is a must-see for Deadheads, and anyone interested in the band's history. I think this documentary is great, and I would recommend it to anyone.