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Review: 'The Union' Is A Love Letter To Leon Russell From Cameron Crowe & Elton John

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 3, 2012 1:03 PM
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A documentary portrait by filmmaker and avid music lover Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous," "Pearl Jam Twenty"), "The Union" has a pretty simple concept: chronicling the making of The Union, the eponymously titled album by Elton John and the ultimate rock & roll session man Leon Russell, a musician also known for a solo career featuring his angelic gravely voice and mix of rock, country, blues, and gospel.

Watch: Four Clips Of Cameron Crowe & Elton John Discussing Their Documentary With Leon Russell "The Union'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 1, 2012 3:57 PM
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While on the surface it appeared as if Cameron Crowe laid dormant after 2005's "Elizabethtown," the truth is quite the opposite. The "Vanilla Sky" filmmaker wrote a Marvin Gaye film (still unproduced as of now) and a "Jerry Maguire"-like romantic comedy set in Hawaii with a spiritual element to it ("Deep Tiki," also unproduced), and in 2011, released two films: the documentary, "Pearl Jam Twenty," and the feature-length effort, "We Bought a Zoo" starring Matt Damon (which grossed almost $72 million domestically; not bad for a film which some called a box-office dude at first).

HBO Picks Up Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc 'The Union,' Will Hit TV Screens In January 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2011 3:47 AM
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While he may have been off the grid for a few years there, Cameron Crowe is storming back in 2011. He's got the dramedy "We Bought A Zoo" with Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Angus MacFadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins and J.B. Smoove getting ready for a Christmas release. His documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty" on the titular grunge icons will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, before hitting theaters in September and PBS in October. And if all that isn't enough, he's actually already got another completed documentary in the can.

Cameron Crowe's Elton John Documentary 'The Union' To Open The Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2011 7:15 AM
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It looks like Cameron Crowe has been working away on a film that we didn't really know anything about. Oh sure, he has that Pearl Jam documentary coming out later this summer and the next feature film "We Bought A Zoo" will hit in time for Christmas, but before both of those we'll get a third film; another music documentary.

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