Morgan Neville takes a revealing look into the fascinating yet complicated life of chef, travel guru, television host, and author Anthony Bourdain with his new documentary “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”. Neville doesn’t set out to do an exhaustive dive into the man’s life story. Instead he hones in on Bourdain’s rise from discouraged […]REVIEW: “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain” (2021) — Keith & the Movies
It is no secret that Julia Child is one of my favorite chefs and persons ever. I just love her to bits. But not so many people know I am also a big fan of Anthony Bourdain as well. Like Julia before him, Anthony Bourdain was a man of the people. He wasn’t just a […]Anthony Bourdain, In His Own Words — A Jeanne in the Kitchen
The announcement of the passing of Anthony Bourdain was so upsetting for this bureau that watching a Bourdain hosted series was too difficult.
It’s been a few years since then though so the upcoming documentary on the great man was viewed with anticipation.
That has been tempered somewhat with the revelation that deep fake technology was used to literally give voice to something that Bourdain had written, but not actually spoken on the record.
It’s somewhat disappointing that it was done. There could have been other ways to convey Bourdain’s statement. It’s as if the film maker, Morgan Neville, reached too quickly for a technological solution (like a George Lucas being too eager to use CGI in the late 90s early 2000s) and the end result takes the viewer too far away from what is going on in the film.
It’s only one line so it’s a minor infraction, but it will be interesting to see if this is taken further in future productions.
A cottage industry of sketchy “biographies” about Anthony Bourdain seems to be blooming on Amazon. Buyer beware.The Cats Check In & New Bourdain Book
Cocaine, cracked oysters and secrets from the culinary underbelly. Kitchen Confidential, written in an almost Hunter S. Thompson style, goes behind …Kitchen Confidential By Anthony Bourdain