Hitsville: The Making of Motown


Documentary / Music

IMDb Rating 7.9 10 1110

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Uploaded By: FREEMAN
October 17, 2019 at 09:03 AM


Mary Wilson as Herself
Gladys Knight as Herself
Diana Ross as Herself
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979.94 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 52 min
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1.74 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 52 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by babybuletgani 8 / 10

astonishing success of the Detroit-based record

This love letter of a doc celebrates the astonishing success of the Detroit-based record label during the '60s, when its artists included The Supremes, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. British co-directors Benjamin and Gabe Turner conduct interviews with founder Berry Gordy Jr and Smokey Robinson, who explain the assembly-line principles behind the hit factory. If Hitsville feels like a sanitised account, the Motown records featured - which crossed social and racial divides in America - remain gloriously life-affirming.

Reviewed by derekmaddog 10 / 10

Who Doesn't Love These Songs?

I mean...seriously... I thought I was fairly familiar with most of thees songs....but the mark of a great documentary is hearing something familiar in a new and different way....

I mean....the way they break down the arrangement of The Temptation's " My Girl" is a revelation....hearing those classical music arrangements...they were there the whole time and I never noticed it.....that's what this film does.....as Bill Hader's Stephane character would say..." It Has Everything"

My only beef...and it's a small one...is that the story ends mid-70's....so they don't even touch disco....or losing the Jacksons....no mention of the second wave of Motown in the mid-80's ....but then this would have to have been a mini-series...


Reviewed by t-73531 10 / 10

Wow! Talk About Amazing Talent!

Motown was the greatest assembly of musicians that the world has ever heard. Their music transcended time, cultures, generations and ethnicities. To this day it remains as some of the most popular and captivating music ever recorded. I loved watching the making of the music and especially the clips of the live performances. Little Stevie Wonder, Little Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops, The Temptations. The list goes on and on. Detroit will forever be known as Motown.

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