Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song

Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song

Director: Henry Astor, Jason Cilo Cast: Bobby Darin, Dick Clark

DVD (Black & White)


Combining familiar movie and TV images with rare, seldom-seen backstage footage, this PBS documentary traces the life and tragic early death of pop singer Bobby Darin. Born in 1936, Darin was a superstar before he was old enough to vote, parlaying such standards as "Mack the Knife," "Artificial Flowers," and his own zany composition "Splish Splash" into gold-record nirvana. He also enjoyed an impressive film career, highlighted by some astonishing dramatic performances in films like Pressure Point and Captain Newman, M.D., and ascended to Hollywood royalty with his "storybook" marriage to another teen idol, Sandra Dee (a union that, alas, was never quite as happy as it seemed). Never encumbered by lack of confidence and humility, Darin nonetheless battled a personal demon all his life; born with a weak heart, he was living on borrowed time, and was convinced that he would die young -- which, tragically, he did, in 1973. The film includes interviews with many of Darin's friends, co-workers, and intimates. Designed to be shown during PBS fundraisers, Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song first aired on December 7, 1998.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/22/2005
UPC: 0032031294592
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: White Star
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:00:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [2:16]
2. Talent and Determination [2:13]
3. Music in His Soul [2:32]
4. Rock Island Line [1:40]
5. An Ill-Fated Romance [1:18]
6. Splish, Splash [3:03]
7. Dream Lover [1:55]
8. Two Showmen (With Jimmy Durante) [4:39]
9. Beyond the Sea [2:55]
10. Mack the Knife [3:06]
11. For Once in My Life [:59]
12. Hollywood and Sandra Dee [3:30]
13. That Funny Feeling [1:45]
14. The Cocoanut Grove [2:24]
15. Respect From (And For) His Elders [1:03]
16. Lonesome Road (With Judy Garland) [2:03]
17. A Family Secret [3:37]
18. Rainin' [2:07]
19. Covering All the Bases [1:43]
20. Higher and Higher [2:04]
21. Once in a Lifetime [2:25]
22. Simple Song of Freedom [:50]
23. Bobby and R.F.K. [:48]
24. Bridge Over Troubled Water [2:25]
25. If I Were a Carpenter [3:31]
26. This Could Be the Start of Something Big [1:17]
27. Beyond the Sea (Reprise) [1:13]
28. Epilogue [4:16]
29. Credits [1:14]

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Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NobleSon More than 1 year ago
Terrific--if incomplete--documentary for Darin lovers.