Documentary “Whitney” opens in memory of the late singer 《惠妮》紀錄片上映 天后真實面曝光

Fri, Aug 10, 2018 - Page 15

Whitney — the only officially authorized documentary about the late pop diva Whitney Houston — opens in Taiwan this week to commemorate the singer’s 55th birthday yesterday. The documentary has received much praise since its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and comes highly recommended by Houston’s good friends such as US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.

Unlike previous, unauthorized documentaries about Houston, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald interviewed more than 70 people for this film over the course of almost two years, including her family members and mentor, record producer Clive Davis. In addition to documenting her successful singing career, Macdonald says the film also captures Houston behind the scenes, hoping to bring the real Whitney to the audience.

Houston has been acclaimed as one of the greatest pop singers, and the only artist with seven consecutive US number ones. According to Guinness World Records, she is the most awarded female artist of all time, winning over 400 music awards before she died in 2012 at the age of 48.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)