I love Doris Day, her films and her voice. This documentary doesn't show enough of her, or clips of her films. The clips we do see are great and she looks great.
We have a woman 'film expert' speaking so fast we couldn't make out what she was saying and she kept getting her words mixed up. She mistakenly said Doris broke both legs, ruining her love of dancing, yet we were told earlier in the programme that she broke an ankle.
We have Richard Carpenter talking about her and its clear he never met her.
We have a very strange man sitting in a cinema gushing over Doris and telling some odd stories about Himself! He added nothing to the programme. He tries to explain the public's change of interest in her: 'We find goodness repellant and sentimental now. She makes goodness truthful because she's truthful. But our culture dismisses this as trivial, and she's not'. Even more annoying are the silly re-enactments, out of focus but obviously not Doris, and this just cheapens the programme. There must be enough footage of her to show viewers.
Programme makers should note that we viewers want to watch a programme about Doris Day, yes there has to be input from people who knew or worked with her, but her fans ? No. Reenactments? No
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