Being the huge Robert Johnson‘s fan that I am, I was quite surprised to realize that this (very well produced, I must admit) 25 minutes movie about the most famous bluesman ever, has remained under my radar until few days ago.
Apparently, director Glenn Marzano shot the movie as a thesis project when he was a student at Loyola Marymount University in 1999.
“Stop breakin’ down” is in my opinion both well written and directed; I totally love the dialogues and how the actors mimic the nuances of the “old” southern african-american way of talking. Let alone the fact that they also seem to really know how to play their gittars.
To these days, Robert Johson still remains, hands down, the most intriguing and mysterious figure in American popular music.