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(512) 7.1 120 min 2019

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is a movie starring Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, and Oprah Winfrey. This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has...

Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Hilton Als, Toni Morrison
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Stars Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks, Hilton Als, Toni Morrison
Country USA
Also Known As Toni Morrison: as muitas que eu sou
Runtime 2H
Description This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

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Monday, 31 Aug 2020 13:38

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am (2017) Directed by Shelly Pidding Written by Josh Warner & Scott Winsor. Running Time: 117 minutes. The powerful memoir, of the life and work of Toni Morrison, tells the story of how this prolific writer/poet came to fame and, in particular, how the pressures of fame, and the pressures of celebrity, took a toll on her personal life. However, by revealing these painful and tumultuous times, Pidding also highlights the fascinating personality that made her one of the most popular and influential writers of the twentieth century. She paints a portrait of a woman that is both powerful, yet vulnerable, in her work, with her career, and her personal life. Pidding's main concern is that the process of the creation of Morrison's work was often harsh, and her creative process was often rocky. The result is a film that is always interesting, but never sensationalist. The film works well as a character study, showing Morrison's fractured relationship with her mother, and her ex-husband, with whom she shared custody. Pidding does a very good job of showing the difficult and personal decisions that Morrison had to make, as well as her creative process. Unfortunately, the film does not take a stand on any of the issues Morrison deals with, which is a shame. However, Morrison does not leave you feeling satisfied, but rather bored. This is a good film for a single viewing, but I believe it would benefit from being more focused. There are moments where you feel the need to see it again and again. If you liked this film, check out "Uri Geller: A Century of Love" (2015), a brilliant and gripping documentary that looks at Geller's life and career, and features interviews with Morrison, Geller, and all of the collaborators. 7.8/10
Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 06:14

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2002) is a documentary film by director Mike Mancinelli, based on his book of the same name. The film is a combination of interviews with Morrison and some archival footage, as well as various interviews with the people who knew him and had some kind of influence on his writing. Mancinelli obviously has a good understanding of the writer and his work. He is able to make the most of the material, and the interviewees are all very knowledgeable about the writer. For example, he interviews the late great Toni Morrison's daughter, Toni's husband, and her husband's best friend. Toni Morrison was known for his strong opinions, and Mancinelli was able to get him to open up about his personal views on the subject. He was also able to get the author to talk about his writing. The interviews were done with the author himself, and the film makers also interview the author's children and a few other people. The interviewees were not all interested in the subject, but they did seem to be knowledgeable and open. It is an interesting film, and it is a very good documentary, but it is also a bit slow. The film is just a bit too long, and I was not completely sold on the interviews. There were a couple of times when I had to jump to the next question. The film makers also showed clips from his novels, which were interesting, but they were not very detailed. This is not a bad film, but it is not very good either. It is a good documentary, but it is not a great one.
Saturday, 01 Aug 2020 20:32

I watched this film when it was broadcasted on the UK channel BBC2, and I have to say that I thought it was a good idea to do this documentary, because, I personally do not understand how the late Toni Morrison got so much attention after his death. She had done a lot of good things in her life, but her husband's death also led to a great deal of sadness and shock for her and the family. I think that this documentary would be a good way of explaining the many problems that she had to deal with. Especially, since this was the same woman who talked about how God was a person. In other words, she had to suffer and die because of her husband's death, and that it was her fault, not that of the Devil. Overall, I think that this is a good documentary to watch. I found the film quite interesting, and I think that it could help to show that there are many people like Toni Morrison who are dealing with various difficulties, and that this does not mean that there are people like Satan. In fact, it seems to me that the late Toni Morrison's main criticism was that her husband was Satan, and she was not a believer. She was even worried about her husband's "evil" ways. Although, she never was convinced that this was true, and she still thinks that God exists. I would also recommend this documentary to people who like to watch Toni Morrison's career, because I think that she is one of the best known American authors of our time. And I think that this documentary will help to show the true side of Toni Morrison.
Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 18:13

Toni's life is very personal, and her music is the reason why I can connect to the time and the place. The music was so important to her. When I listen to "Darkness," I don't even think about it as music, but about how the darkness in my soul, as it was in Toni's. This is a story about a man who lived his life in turmoil, as he was drawn into a madness of black madness. And how it was a connection between him and Toni, and how they shaped his life. Toni told this story to a journalist, who is also the journalist who interviewed her. And Toni wanted to share this story with the world, to show people how it was like to be Toni. This is her story, and I will take my part in it. I have no idea how to explain it, except that Toni is my mother. I know what it's like to be a parent. I was Toni's mom, and I still am. This is my mother, and I am a part of it. This is my Toni. And I know the pain of a broken home. I am sure there are many people who know this, and want to hear about it. This is Toni, and it is my Toni. This is the pain that she felt, and the pain she shared with us, and the pain she felt with her son, and the pain she shared with Toni. And she told us this story to a reporter, and she gave us her life, and her music, and the people who shared it with her, and the art and the feeling that she gave us. And I can only be grateful for this film. I want to hear about it, and I will share it with you, and I know you will share it with people, and make them understand how amazing Toni is. She was Toni. She is my mother, and she is my Toni. This is my mother, and this is my Toni.
Wednesday, 15 Jul 2020 07:51

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (1996) * (out of 4) I have to say I'm rather pleased with this documentary because it's one of the better documentaries I've seen. I've seen documentaries like 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' and 'History of the World'. I had no idea what to expect with this one. As a fan of the author of 'Song for Zula' (1985) and 'The Bluest Eye' (1984) I knew the author would be interviewed so I'm not surprised that he was interviewed as well. The documentary begins with Morrison talking about her early years in the work room and then goes back to her life at home and then the interview with her brother, Richard. I was happy to see Richard and his wife Kathy here. They didn't do a great job but it's understandable since their acting skills are pretty limited. I'm happy to see Richard and Kathy's reactions as well. I've never seen them in anything but their performances were good. They did a good job showing that the Morrison family is tight-knit and well-organized. I love the sound of the interviews as well. I'm happy to see Richard again and Kathy is very good. It's a shame we don't hear more from the brother but at least the brother was interviewed. I was surprised to see him being interviewed. It's great that the mother was interviewed as well. I'm glad the mother was interviewed since she had a very strong influence on the workroom. I was also pleased to see that I did hear the voice of Martin Scorsese. I don't know if he was interviewed but I'd imagine so. I'm happy to see him again. The final interview is with Terrence Malick. It's always good to hear him but this time I was also happy to hear him and he did an excellent job. I was also happy to hear that he was still alive. The music was great and I'm glad they didn't use the interview with David Bowie which is featured in the DVD. This is a very good documentary that is entertaining. I give it a good 7/10.

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