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Back to Monomania! The Legend of Phil Spector

Ed Doheny, Rock's Backpages, October 2001

THE WORD IS THAT Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise are set to make a movie about Phillip Harvey Spector, the greatest record producer in the 50-year history of pop music. If we’re lucky it’ll be as good as Citizen Kane, the film Phil used to watch repeatedly in the early ’70s in the sepulchral gloom of his Beverly Hills mansion. If we're unlucky it'll be another specious slice of celluloid nostalgia, full of faithful detail, devoid of credible characters.

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