King of Hollywood Inventing David Geffen (DVD)
This fantastic PBS documentary takes an in-depth look at the life and career of the billionaire agent, producer, record company owner and all-round entertainment powerhouse David Geffen, also known as the 'King of Hollywood'.
From his working class routes, growing up in Brooklyn, to his role in the success of major recording artists including Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills and Nash, along with founding him film company DreamWorks and his ownership of Geffen Records, the label that launched Nirvana into the mainstream, this intriguing documentary gives access all areas to the world of the multi-talented, self-made David Geffen.
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen unearths himself to the public for the first time ever in this gritty portrait of a complex and compelling man who we learn to be witty, self-aware and candid in this rare portrait.
His far-reaching influence has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. From launching the careers of the musicans and actors who are households names worldwide today, to co-founding his production company DreamWorks, that was impressively the first new Hollywood studio in more than 50 years; he produced Cats and Dreamgirls.
He has used his voice and platform to become a important political voice, campaigning for causes he believes in and is one of the largest contributors to the fight against AIDS to date.
Everyone from Yoko Ono and Cher, Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd, Steven Spielberg and Barry Diller, David Crosby and Neil Young, Elton John and Rahm Emanuel, and David Geffen himself, illuminate his rich and magnetic story.
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