You know where people talk about their desert island picks? Like, what they would have if they could only listen to a certain number of albums for the rest of their lives or whatever? I have just found the quintessential desert island film. The only film that humanity will need if we were forced to pick just one. The most entertaining and brilliant film in the history of the human race. The whole reason the medium was invented, most probably.
I am of course speaking of the film called BEE GEES: IN OUR OWN TIME
This film chronicles the Bee Gees in their own words from the beginning of their career to the untimely passing of Maurice Gibb. No mention is made of the passing of Robin as this film was made in 2010 and he only passed away this year.
I am a huge fan of the Bee Gees. Unapologetically so. I think they are a great band. I also was completely in love with Andy Gibb. As a kid I loved anything to do with Solid Gold, but I also loved the Bee Gees, so of course Andy was like the middle of a Venn diagram representing the pinnacle of awesome.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the Bee Gees, this movie follows the course of musical history from the 1950’s through the 1980’s. It’s fascinating to see how this group of brothers changed their styles, their music, and their lives over time.
I learned something new from this documentary. Did you know that the Bee Gees wrote the song Islands in the Stream? They did! According to YouTube a lot of people knew that. I am not ashamed to admit it, I didn’t.
Watching this film I had a perma-smile. Until the really sad parts, but even through them I was still just overjoyed to be watching BEE GEES: IN OUR OWN TIME. Just posting this makes me want to go back and watch the movie again. So I think I will. I think you should too.