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Motown Doc Director Dies
Paul Justman, a prominent director of music documentaries and videos, passed away at the age of 74. He gained recognition for his critically acclaimed documentary titled "Standing in the Shadows of Motown." This documentary shed light on the contributions of session musicians known as the Funk Brothers, who were behind numerous Motown hits.
"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" received critical acclaim for its ability to combine information with entertainment, leaving viewers humming the score. The documentary was well-received for its portrayal of the unsung heroes of Motown and made a lasting impact on the music industry.
In addition to "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," Paul Justman directed other music-related documentaries and notable music videos. Some of his notable works include directing music videos such as J. Geils Band's "Centerfold" and Diana Ross' "Muscles".
Paul Justman's creative work as a director in the music industry left a significant mark and garnered praise for shedding light on the unsung heroes of Motown and capturing the vibrant aesthetic of the 1980s.