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Eric Clapton : Life in 12 Bars
© Passion Pictures
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Lili Fini Zanuck

AUTEUR(S)

Larry Yelen, Stephen "Scooter" Weintraub

SON

Russel Edwards, Stevie Haywood

MONTAGE

Chris King

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Gustavo Santaolalla

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Passion Pictures

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Orsans Distribution, M6 vidéo

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Eric Clapton est pour des millions de gens une légende vivante du Blues et du Rock. Véritable icône, il a traversé les décennies, connaissant gloire et successions d’épreuves. Malgré sa pudeur, il nous livre pour la première fois l’ensemble de sa vie y compris ses drames les plus intimes. Mêlant archives personnelles, performances rares et témoignages inédits (B.B. King, George Harrison, Pattie Boyd, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood...), ce documentaire retrace la destinée emblématique de celui que l’on appelle "GOD"...

Is it possible to sum up the life of guitar legend Eric Clapton, with all its ups and downs, in a little more than two hours? Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars proves that it is - with the emphasis on his early years. In the 1960s, he played with The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and super trio Cream. The popularity of his style, heavily influenced by the blues, meant that black musicians gained greater acceptance, particularly in the United States. These were the days when people chalked "Clapton is God" on walls. Made up entirely of archive footage, this film covers both Clapton’s musical career and his private life. Clapton’s discovery that his mother was not his birth mother led to anger and feelings of rejection that he channeled through his guitar playing. For years, he was also addicted to drugs and alcohol. His lowest point came with the death of his four-year-old son Conor in 1991. This tragic accident resulted in his biggest hit, Tears in Heaven. Afterwards, the blues hero finally got "the family I always wanted," including four daughters.

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  • Le 23 Janvier 2019
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