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#1 milobax

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Posted 27 May 2023 - 06:49 AM

I know everyone has their own thoughts on the Back to Black biopic being made. No judgement to anyone's opinions on it at all! I genuinely would like to hear other fans' thoughts :)

 

Honestly, I'm personally a bit worried about this movie. The more photos that're released from filming, the worse her portrayal come off. Of course, Amy's life had its dark times, but that wasn't all of it from what we've heard from the people close to her.

 

Here's a section of the U.S. Sun that stuck with me (not in a good way):

 

He told the Mail on Sunday: “I told my friend that Eddie was playing me and he said - excuse my French - ‘Eddie f***ing Marsan! He’s not very good-looking.’ I said, ‘I know - I wanted George Clooney!’”
 
He also told of clashes with director Sam Taylor-Johnson, saying: “I sent the first script back. It made me look like a saint - like I should be knighted. It was too much.”
 
Filming for Back to Black began in London last month but fans were concerned that Amy Winehouse actress Marisa Abela, 26, did not look like her and could not match her voice.
 
Mitch said: ‘When Marisa started, I said to the producer, “But she can’t sing.” And she replied, “She’s having lessons’”.
 
He added: “She’s a lot better.”
 
Director Taylor-Johnson was one of Amy’s friends and Back To Black is seen as a counterbalance to the 2015 documentary Amy, which showed Mitch in a poor light.
 
But Amy’s mum Janis, 67, has said the film has reopened painful memories of her ex-husband’s long-running affair.
 

I attached a few photos that were making the rounding on social media in the beginning of 2023. So far, I haven't seen anything where she's depicted as happy. I've also seen a lot of her dad's character in leaked photos of filming.

 

What do you guys think?

 

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#2 LuckyHorse

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Posted 28 May 2023 - 02:41 PM

I'm tired of hearing about the same old bs about her substance abuse problems etc. Why can't they focus on her musicianship? Her jazz guitar skills and lyrical abilities.


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#3 milobax

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Posted 28 May 2023 - 04:56 PM

I'm tired of hearing about the same old bs about her substance abuse problems etc. Why can't they focus on her musicianship? Her jazz guitar skills and lyrical abilities.

 

Soooooo agree!! She was first and foremost an artist! Her successful blend of hip hop and jazz sounds and techniques (as a white Jewish girl from North London!!)—unparalleled! Glad you also brought up her guitar skills; funny enough I was just watching a compilation of her guitar playing! Are you planning on seeing the biopic when it comes out?


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Posted 29 May 2023 - 05:57 AM

The first picture isn't even accurate?!?! I can tell its gonna be stupid


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Posted 01 June 2023 - 02:35 AM

The first picture isn't even accurate?!?! I can tell its gonna be stupid

 

 

Right! What are they doing! And why did her dad okay this script?  :(


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Posted 12 June 2023 - 05:46 PM

Don't like it, that's all I have to say.


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Posted 06 January 2024 - 04:32 AM

There's no stopping it now, the release date is April... 14th i believe, im not sure. i was pissed by the videos i saw and pictures of it. i even tried to contact the producer to stop it, but then thought, "it might be good" we'll see... mixed emotions


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Posted 11 January 2024 - 07:24 AM

The BACK TO BLACK (2024) mini teaser was posted on YouTube today (Jan 10th) the movie's full trailer will be posted tomorrow ...


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Posted 11 January 2024 - 10:24 AM

Just watched the trailer. Dreadful.
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Posted 11 January 2024 - 10:25 AM

Is Mitch Winehouse behind this?
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Posted 11 January 2024 - 10:30 AM

:unsure:

 


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Posted 11 January 2024 - 10:42 AM

Is Mitch Winehouse behind this?


He approved it…
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Posted 11 January 2024 - 12:18 PM

Fair play to whoever edited that trailer. It wasn't as terrible as I thought it was going to be.

 

But is that Amy's singing voice in the trailer? It's either a different take of Back to Black, or someone else singing. 

 

I hope they use Amy's singing voice in the film. That was the biggest flaw of the Judy Garland biopic.

 

Without the magic of Amy's voice, this film will feel even more unjustified. 


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Posted 12 January 2024 - 12:32 AM

Okay I'm going to pretend this doesn't exist. Mortifying!!

 

Would've loved if this had been approached in a more experimental way like Todd Haynes' I'm Not There.

It doesn't have anything to do with Amy, the way I see it. It's just impersonation and fiction.

Target audience is probably casual fans and potential new fans anyway, not devotees.

 

I hope it's not too sleazy.


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Posted 12 January 2024 - 03:33 AM

i mean, the Trailer made me feel a bit better, i liked the part where she was getting her tattoo. it still looks cheap


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