Mississippi Blues (1983)

Original Title : Mississippi Blues
Director : Robert Parrish
Bertrand Tavernier
Writer : Robert Parrish
Bertrand Tavernier
Genre : Documentary
Country : France
Language : Italian
Producer : Robert Parrish , Bertrand Tavernier
Photography : Pierre-William Glenn
Distributor : Corinth Films
IMDB ID : 0085946
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Mississippi Blues (1983) - Robert Parrish | Bertrand Tavernier


The two directors meander through rural Mississippi in search of the spirit of local music and society. Highlights the heritage of William Faulkner, the role of Black churches, and gospel and blues music.


A wasted opportunity, 4 March 2003 Author: paulduane from London Bridge Tavernier and Parrish wander around Mississippi, seemingly without any plan or idea, film more or less everything they find - good, bad or indifferent - and release it without any kind of unifying idea. All of this I could have endured if it wasn't for the fact that they don't bother to credit ANY of the Mississippi gospel and blues musicians that they filmed. I actually logged on here looking for more information on these performers, some of whom are electrifying, but as on the tape, the only names are those of the crew, who also merit lots of dull cutaways of themselves playing football, eating and variously enjoying themselves. I'm glad they did, very few others watching this film will.