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Old 05-06-2024, 11:01 AM
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I wasn't passive agressive at all. If that's how you chose to read it that's on you. I just thought that calling it a Jon Bon Jovi documentary was an odd thing to say when it involved all of the band members past and present, quite heavily. I agree with most things you said, but it was a Bon Jovi documentary from beginning to end. Sure it focussed on Jon, but why wouldn't it?
Ok, the written word can be misinterpreted sometimes. Peace

Probably it is some kind of hair splitting. But when I compare it to the Behind The Music doc from 2001, in my book this one really focused on the band. It was a well-balanced documentary about their history and their different milestones (getting a record deal, first years, breakthrough, hiatus, Alec, new era). There was no focus on any certain topic but the chronology of the band.
Whereas "Thank You, Goodnight" very much focuses on Jon and his vocal struggles with the band's history being told in between. Hence the back and forth jumping between 2022/2023 and the old stories. It isn't equally balanced, so that's why - as a response to your initial post, in which you point out that to you it isn't a Jon Bon Jovi documentary - I wanted to make clear, that in my book it is more of a JBJ documentary than it is not.
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Old 05-06-2024, 11:24 AM
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Ok, the written word can be misinterpreted sometimes. Peace

Probably it is some kind of hair splitting. But when I compare it to the Behind The Music doc from 2001, in my book this one really focused on the band. It was a well-balanced documentary about their history and their different milestones (getting a record deal, first years, breakthrough, hiatus, Alec, new era). There was no focus on any certain topic but the chronology of the band.
Whereas "Thank You, Goodnight" very much focuses on Jon and his vocal struggles with the band's history being told in between. Hence the back and forth jumping between 2022/2023 and the old stories. It isn't equally balanced, so that's why - as a response to your initial post, in which you point out that to you it isn't a Jon Bon Jovi documentary - I wanted to make clear, that in my book it is more of a JBJ documentary than it is not.
All good. Ok, fair enough. I guess I'm just used to everything focussing on Jon more, paticularly in the last 15 years or so.
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Old 05-06-2024, 11:42 AM
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I think you give too much importance to this.. The documentary is ok, it could have been better if it had focused more on the music, and not so much on success. As for drama about Jon's voice, I think it was good, it was something we expected him to talk about, he just disguised it as a happy ending, as if the guy could sing like before.
I didn't see it that way. I think that 'happy ending' was clearly a setup for the latest interview at the very end when the director asked for an update, but all Jon could say was he's "progressing" without giving too much details or making any promises about future touring.
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Old 05-09-2024, 03:48 PM
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Finally got round to watcing the documentary and i enjoyed it.

We can throw many things at Jon but no one can doubt he cares for the band and the legacy.

As fans, we have been saying for years, surely he must know something is wrong with his voice, surely people are telling him etc. They were, he knew.

Of course you could argue that he has tarnished the groups legacy by refusing to acknowledge this earlier, but having watched that, it was obvious he was fully aware and trying everrthing to correct it, and now after all thats failed, he has opted for the operation.

Do I think he will get back to where he was? no! but to be honest I hope he gets to the stage where he is happy. He does not need to tour, the band dont, but if they did I would happily go and see them again.
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Watched all 4 parts today and really enjoyed it. Didnít expect anything less than a focus on Jon for the most part - the band had been just that since its inception. Thatís not a criticism, Iíve always been a Jon guy.

I donít keep up with all the news, rumours and clips so my two big takeaways were Richie apologising and Jon saying heís still not over Richie leaving, and looking off camera until it panned away. That and his talk of he and Richie singing together on stage being so special. I do miss him - not just the songwriting and playing, but just his presence on stage and his chemistry with the band and fans.

It brought back lots of great memories of how much the band have meant to me over the years. Iíve even decided to give 2020 one more try, and thatís saying a lot!

Also, there has to be a big boxset coming, or that basement archive footage was just one big evil tease!
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^^The only way I could give 2020 one more try is if I was given a "message" that if I could listen to 2020 Jon would have his voice back exactly like when he was young. That obviously and sadly isn't going to happen.
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Now, a month after the release of the documentary, the dust seems to have settled a bit.

I just want to share what I just read in the main newspaper of my country.

A few days ago, they published an article on noteworthy TV series released this spring. This is a small country with a small population and we speak a strange language not understood anywhere else. So obviously there is zero global value to the article.

Anyhow, I think the journalist got to the very point. He put his words very beautifully. Thank You Goodnight was seen as a great tale of challenges faced by an aging rock star way past his prime. In a world where being forever young and mighty is all that matters. Coming into terms with not being able to do what you once could. Trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world where theyíve changed the rules. Trying to be relevant while being forced to let go of things. Not being on the cover of every magazine, not being the forever young mythical rock star anymore.

The article made me see the documentary in a new light. Not as a biographical triumphant documentary of Bon Jovi the band but as a tale of adapting to the inevitable and being thankful for that.
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Now, a month after the release of the documentary, the dust seems to have settled a bit.

I just want to share what I just read in the main newspaper of my country.

A few days ago, they published an article on noteworthy TV series released this spring. This is a small country with a small population and we speak a strange language not understood anywhere else. So obviously there is zero global value to the article.

Anyhow, I think the journalist got to the very point. He put his words very beautifully. Thank You Goodnight was seen as a great tale of challenges faced by an aging rock star way past his prime. In a world where being forever young and mighty is all that matters. Coming into terms with not being able to do what you once could. Trying to adapt to a rapidly changing world where theyíve changed the rules. Trying to be relevant while being forced to let go of things. Not being on the cover of every magazine, not being the forever young mythical rock star anymore.

The article made me see the documentary in a new light. Not as a biographical triumphant documentary of Bon Jovi the band but as a tale of adapting to the inevitable and being thankful for that.
I have similar opinion about documentary, especially it's long lasting impact. For us, it's naturally more about the band and Jon.

But to non-fans, it also has a real value, cause it's a really good (although a bit long) tale of hard work, past glories and current fights to still deliver.

I think also Guardian review was very good, from similar perspective.
Like, your heyday is long-gone, but can you still find meaning in being the best version possible.
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Old 05-26-2024, 07:36 AM
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Like, your heyday is long-gone, but can you still find meaning in being the best version possible.

This! Very well said.
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