Whitney

Whitney

DVD - 2018
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Whitney Houston is a musical icon, known for such hit songs as "How Will I Know," "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)." Her debut album, "Whitney Houston," set industry records as the best-selling debut album for a female singer. The documentary follows her life and career, culminating in her untimely death at the age of 48. Her friends and family describe their relationship with the singer and her private struggles.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: DVD B Houston W Wh
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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4 3/4 in.,color
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surround
Dolby Digital 5.1
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Region 1
Alternative Title: Whitney (Motion picture : 2018)

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duane767
Mar 13, 2019

A great documentary but so sad. Whitney may have been doomed a long time before her final demise. Such a great voice and such a musical legacy and yet the bottom, the foundations, were weak and unstable. Her husband and her relationship to him was the final long but inevitable nail in the coffin.

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swyckl
Mar 09, 2019

I liked this DVD. It is 120 minutes long. It is comprehensive and informative. It shows how drug addictions can destroy your life. It is sad her life with so much potential was thrown away by Whitney because she would not give up her cocaine. Whitney Houston is a musical icon, known for such hit songs as "How Will I Know," "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)." Her debut album, "Whitney Houston," set industry records as the best-selling debut album for a female singer. The documentary follows her life and career, culminating in her untimely death at the age of 48. Her friends and family describe their relationship with the singer and her private struggles.

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smokee_0
Nov 11, 2018

Sad story of abuse and exploitation. Whitney left with different families growing up while mother Cissy Houston was working, allegedly cousin Dee Dee Warwick sexually molested her when Whitney was a young child; she was harassed as a child for being light-skinned, later Rev. Al Sharpton led "Boycott 'Whitey' Houston campaign"; film suggested that she may have become involved with Bobby Brown in part to counter criticism that she was "too white"; details Brown's abuse; her drug addiction is mocked on Saturday Night Live by Maya Rudolph, etc.; she is allegedly an "ATM" for family members, resulting in her not having enough money to complete needed rehab. Subtitles.

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winston16
Oct 22, 2018

The Houston family was involved in this documentary so Whitney's mom and brothers (and even Bobby Brown) are seen in interviews. But I think there is still some controversy about what the family approved and and what they didn't. Having said that, this is a warts-and-all look at the super talented singer's upbringing, career and tragic end. Best parts are when the filmmakers let Whitney sing--the famous Star Spangled Banner is included--and we are reminded once again of her incredible gifts. Worth seeing.

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