Harold, a professional gambler, and his girlfriend Bonita, a lounge singer, follow Willie, a young blackjack dealer, around the western U.S. Harold has a jinx on Willie and can't lose with ... See full summary »
I saw this film when it aired in Canada. It's an excellent documentary that shows the creative process that went in to the recording of this excellent song.
High points are seeing Joni Mitchell make her vocal line her own, Anne Murray singing perfectly on the first take, and Neil Young saying "Hey man, that's my sound" when told he was pitchy. Additionally, there is a fair bit of discussion regarding the writing of the song (the melody was composed by David Foster for use in a film, but he thought they were not going to use it so he recycled it for this purpose) and the process of getting major Canadian recording artists to commit to the project.
Low points are the extended coverage given to Corey Hart - but since he was the "it" boy of the day, it's reasonable given the context.
See it if you can find it!
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