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(Starpulse)   Marvin Gaye biopics to clash against each other: James Gandolfini's "Sexual Healing" and F. Gary Gray's "Marvin" now that music rights are finally settled. Either way, someone's going to get shot in the end   (starpulse.com) divider line 21
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2008-06-07 09:36:55 PM  
Does Spike Lee know that the Sopranos guy is doing a Marvin Gaye movie?
 
2008-06-07 09:45:27 PM  
It was Truman Capote 2 years ago. It's nice to have a head-to-head clash of biopics.
 
2008-06-07 09:59:21 PM  
Foster has reportedly secured a package of Gaye's biggest hits, while Gandolfini and his co-producers have secured the rights to Gaye's post-Motown tunes for Sexual Healing.

Ugh. David Foster gets the good tunes and Tony Soprano doesn't? This resolution was the work of the debil. I was so looking forward to a properly-done biopic.
 
2008-06-07 10:13:42 PM  
this is whats missing from pop these days. Sure, clay Aiken and Timberlake can sing good, but not with the emotions and soul that Marvin had

You can taste the sweat in this performance (new window)


/Be proud, Washington DC
 
2008-06-08 01:32:02 AM  

Either way someone will get shot in the end, but in Gandolfini's version, you'll never be sure because it will cut out to a black screen right before anything happens.


Farkin' cheap Sopranos copout.

 
2008-06-08 02:00:48 AM  
barneyfifesbullet: Does Spike Lee know that the Sopranos guy is doing a Marvin Gaye movie?

he's gonna be pissed when he finds out they're going paul bettany for gaye

/this story is double gaye
 
2008-06-08 02:04:38 AM  
It always makes me sad a good number of people don't know anything of him other than Sexual Healing. What's Going On was a sonic masterpiece that rivals Dark Side of the Moon.

Jesse L. Martin is a great choice for Marvin. When I first saw Rent I was struck by how much he reminded me of him.

For good measure: The Awesome begins at 6:30 (new window)
 
2008-06-08 02:55:34 AM  
What about the proposed M. Night Shamalamadingdong Marvin Gaye biopic "The Grapevine"? That movie looks like it will rock more than "The Lady", "The Village", and "The Sixth Sense" combined.

/Spoiler Alert: The unexpected twist at the end is that he gets shot.
 
2008-06-08 04:07:38 AM  
DreamBrother: It always makes me sad a good number of people don't know anything of him other than Sexual Healing. What's Going On was a sonic masterpiece that rivals Dark Side of the Moon.

Not just his work (and he was a jack-of-all-trades in the early days of Motown, lending songwriting and other help to tons of great tracks), but he had a fascinating life worth looking into. His death and what led up to that will probably tell a big part, but he was tormented by other demons like drugs and failed relationships that fueled his artistry. He also came out of a gospel background, singing in the church as a boy, and for guys like him (and Sam Cooke, among others at the time) to make the crossover into secular music was also a painful thing that created a lot of tension. I like the choice of Jesse L. Martin for the one film, just hope they do some justice to the story.
 
2008-06-08 04:13:59 AM  
One other thing that was key was his insistence on his own independence, and the difficulty of going up against Berry Gordy and his rigid ways of doing things. Stevie Wonder, as well. Motown was a "hit factory" oddly modeled on the local auto industry, and factory workers were supposed to stick to their job on the assembly line. I hope they dig into a lot of this stuff.
 
2008-06-08 10:02:51 AM  
Peaceboy: One other thing that was key was his insistence on his own independence, and the difficulty of going up against Berry Gordy and his rigid ways of doing things. Stevie Wonder, as well. Motown was a "hit factory" oddly modeled on the local auto industry, and factory workers were supposed to stick to their job on the assembly line. I hope they dig into a lot of this stuff.

So they were like the Backstreet boys, N Sync, Brittany Christina Aguilare (she can sing), The SImpsons, etc...with talent?
 
2008-06-08 11:50:19 AM  
Peaceboy: DreamBrother: It always makes me sad a good number of people don't know anything of him other than Sexual Healing. What's Going On was a sonic masterpiece that rivals Dark Side of the Moon.

Not just his work (and he was a jack-of-all-trades in the early days of Motown, lending songwriting and other help to tons of great tracks), but he had a fascinating life worth looking into. His death and what led up to that will probably tell a big part, but he was tormented by other demons like drugs and failed relationships that fueled his artistry. He also came out of a gospel background, singing in the church as a boy, and for guys like him (and Sam Cooke, among others at the time) to make the crossover into secular music was also a painful thing that created a lot of tension. I like the choice of Jesse L. Martin for the one film, just hope they do some justice to the story.



THIS!


No one could sing it sweeter than Marvin!!! And JLM is perfect!
 
2008-06-08 12:39:30 PM  
hmm they both seem like stubborn kinda fellows...
 
2008-06-08 12:58:37 PM  
What is thing last thing Marvin Gaye's mother ever said to him?
Marvin, would it kill you to talk to your father once in a while?
 
2008-06-08 01:09:13 PM  
TFA:Gandolfini and his co-producers have secured the rights to Gaye's post-Motown tunes for Sexual Healing.

Umm... Sexual Healing is Marvin's only post-Motown tune.

/Well, the only one of note.
 
2008-06-08 03:04:51 PM  
Sexual Healing

get up

wake up
 
2008-06-08 06:44:09 PM  
This subject has taken TOO long to get out there as a movie.

Marvin is truly one of the greatest of all time.

PERIOD.

I just can't wait for the movies. But I hope they are decent and not "TV movie of the week" style.

I don't know if it was me, but I was MAD when they released RAY and saw it wondering, "why haven't they still made a movie for Marvin Gaye?"

In Our Lifetime?

Bye.
 
2008-06-08 10:18:46 PM  
Peaceboy: DreamBrother: It always makes me sad a good number of people don't know anything of him other than Sexual Healing. What's Going On was a sonic masterpiece that rivals Dark Side of the Moon.

Not just his work (and he was a jack-of-all-trades in the early days of Motown, lending songwriting and other help to tons of great tracks), but he had a fascinating life worth looking into. His death and what led up to that will probably tell a big part, but he was tormented by other demons like drugs and failed relationships that fueled his artistry. He also came out of a gospel background, singing in the church as a boy, and for guys like him (and Sam Cooke, among others at the time) to make the crossover into secular music was also a painful thing that created a lot of tension. I like the choice of Jesse L. Martin for the one film, just hope they do some justice to the story.


Not to mention...a pretty good drummer, too. Gaye was the drummer on many early Motown hits before they let him sing. Gaye was definitely was one of the best vocalists in recording history
 
2008-06-08 10:38:27 PM  
I hate how Sexual Healing appears in every f*cking movie it has no business being in.


/Inner City Blues FTmotherf*ckingW
 
2008-06-08 10:44:59 PM  
Gandolfini's going to need one hell of a makeup job.
(Didn't RTFA)
 
2008-06-09 12:23:06 PM  
Jessie L. Martin is a damn good choice to play him (he's cast in Gandolfini's production).
 
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