Friday, February 17, 2023

KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONGS (2023) Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2023

This portrait of Charles Fox had me smiling from start to finish. Fox may not be a name you know but you know his music which runs from hit songs to film scores to TV theme songs. This is a wonderful celebration of the man and his music.

I really liked this film a great deal. Fox is an engaging man and listening to him talk about his life to his friends and family is a great deal of fun.

Actually the film really kicks into high gear about a half an hour in when we finally move from his early life and time as a musician to the point where he starts writing the music we all know (Happy Days, Lavern and Shirley and Wonder Woman theme songs, Killing Me Softly and I Got a Name are just some of the hit songs he wrote). Its at this point you will start singing along until the end credits roll.

What an absolute delight.

Unless have lived under a rock for the past half century and never listen to the radio or turn a TV  you will want to see this film and you will fall in love with it.

Highly recommended

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