Review: Norman Mailer: The American

By Christopher Campbell | Film | February 19, 2011 | Comments ()

By Christopher Campbell | Film | February 19, 2011 |


Yes, leave it to me to compare Justin Bieber: Never Say Never with Norman Mailer: The American, but the latter is the first doc I've seen theatrically since the former and I just couldn't help thinking about them together. For instance, Never Say Never is about a kid who hasn't really lived much yet and his biographical concert film is more broadly about the zeitgeist of the last couple years. Meanwhile, the Mailer film is about a man who lived a very long and very full life, and his bio ends up more broadly being about the zeitgeist of a great many years. In a way, at least for now, Bieber represents the 21st century as much as Mailer represents the 20th.

Read the Rest of the Review at Christopher Campbell's Documentary Blog, Nothing But the Doc.


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