I watched this documentary a few weeks ago late one night and forgot to do w rite up on it. So today I was scrolling through Netflix to look for films for the weekend when I spotted this one. I figured that I may as well write up this doc while I am at it.
The doc features the life of Robert Johnson, one of the legendary blues guitarist ever. The rumors that came later in his life and over the times of how Johnson sold his soul to the devil to become a master of guitar.
The documentary plays with the myths surrounding the guitarist. While they do not necessarily buy into the myth, they include the rumors and speculation in with the life story. It is truly a creepy addition to the tale and works very well. You can see why the legend continued past his death.
The set up and design of the presentation of the doc is wonderful and creates the perfect tone for this story. The animated backgrounds are beautiful and stands out on the screen.
The documentary is short and plays quickly. If you are a fan of blues, then this is a must watch for you.