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Beware Of Mr. Baker

Featuring: Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton & Stewart Copeland

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Not perfect, but some great moments.

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This documentary is a must see for fans of Ginger Baker. Director Jay Bulger does come across as a bit of a dork and asks Ginger some predictable questions, but the responses are often hilarious! Perhaps that was Bulger's point - to wind Ginger up. There are some great vintage clips (not long enough, but they never are). Ginger's moan that he is skint doesn't hold water at all, as he lives in a gated villa with a brand new top of the line Range Rover and also has a big stable with 20 plus horses! My main gripe with the movie is the infuriating animation sequences which seem to blight so many documentaries theses days. I blame Julian Temple. They add nothing to the watching experience and only belittle which ever subject is being discussed. Animation is throwaway by its very nature and it unfortunately makes the subject throwaway (sometimes the subject can be moving or dramatic and animation can only trivialise the point being discussed). The interviews with wives and children prove the most revealing (and heart breaking in the case of Ginger's son). So not perfect, but very entertaining in the main.

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