Update – HBO has confirmed that the HBO Entertainment documentary SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL will debut SUNDAY, APRIL 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and MONDAY, APRIL 6 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).
“START SPREADING THE NEWS….” A big documentary event to honor one of the hippest, hep cats in all of entertainment is is in the plans for HBO this year! Here is the HBO Press Release about the upcoming four-hour event.
HBO ENTERTAINMENT DOCUMENTARY
SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL,
COMMEMORATING THE ICONIC SINGER’S 100TH BIRTHDAY,
TO DEBUT ON HBO
Directed By Alex Gibney, Four-Hour Presentation Is A
Jigsaw Production In Association With Alcon Television And
Kennedy Marshall Productions
The HBO Entertainment documentary SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL will debut on the network it was announced by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Directed by Alex Gibney the two-night, four-hour presentation will mark the 100th year since the iconic entertainer’s birth.
SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of Sinatra’s famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film is the singer’s personal guide through his own life.
Focusing on Sinatra’s first 60 years – beginning with his birth in Hoboken, New Jersey and meteoric rise in his 20s – and drawing on comments from friends and family, as well as never-before-seen footage from home movies and concert performances, this unprecedented tribute to the beloved showman follows Sinatra’s growth from roadhouse performer to global singing sensation. With the participation of the Frank Sinatra Estate, family members and archivists, SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.
Alex Gibney’s previous HBO documentaries include MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN and the Emmy-winning MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD. The executive producers of SINATRA: ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL are Frank Marshall, Alex Gibney and Blair Foster; executive producers for Alcon Television, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Sharon Hall; producers, Sam Pollack and Erin Edeiken; consulting producer, Jeff Pollack.
The brash and rowdy mega-star left his mark and always carried the tone that he was going to do it ‘my way’ and he did. This documentary event seems to be structured similar to the earlier James Brown biography of Gibney’s while being presented over two nights similar to the Martin Scorsese produced George Harrison work. It will be the definitive biography of ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes told mostly in his own words and songs. Here is a taste of Sinatra. Enjoy!