Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey- June 25th

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011)
English- Documentary
Rated “PG”
Runtime- 76 min
dir. Constance Marks

Got drawn into this movie because of the other docs I’ve seen.

Story/Writing: 2/2

The man in the bottom right is Kevin Clash.  The film follows his story, from a talented kid in Baltimore, to working with Jim Henson, and finally to the invention of Elmo

Acting: 2/2

A lot of interviews with some of the most important people in the modern industry, and narration by Whoopi Goldberg.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Real, behind-the-scenes sets that really bring an exclusivity to the film.  It’s too bad the shooting feels kind of amatuerish.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

The older footage is cleaned up pretty well, but a lot of the modern stuff is of a lowered quality.

Misc: 1.5/2

It’s just too bad it couldn’t be longer.

VERDICT: 8.5/10

Give it a look-see if you’re in the mood for something heart-warming and informative.


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