‘ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke’ | Netflix Review A quick demise or a conspiracy?

February 8, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke is an insightful 1-hour account into the history of the soulful artist.

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3.5

Summary

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke is an insightful 1-hour account into the history of the soulful artist.

Netflix has been relatively successful with ReMastered so far. I’m not entirely sure why the platform decided to release a new chapter occasionally, but its concept stays the same; investigating a famous artist and looking into their history. ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke follows the same dance, and frighteningly suspicious in its similarities to the experiences of Bob Marley.

The Two Killings of Sam Cooke opens up with the fact that the gone-too-soon artist had this ability to use his soulful music to bring people together. The documentary uses the opportunity to utilize archive footage of black and white people dancing together in a fragile America.

But like Malcolm X, like Mather Luther King, like Bob Marley, and many more, Sam Cooke was seen as a threat to white America. The theme remains the same in The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, where the artist’s beliefs crossed over in music, encouraging equal thinking in many Americans, and the more influence he had, the higher the threat to his life. We all know the drill, but the Netflix documentary demonstrates the need to be human beings.

There is genuine disbelief to the death of Sam Cooke according to the latest episode of ReMastered. Despite his beliefs and his frustration born from the civil right movements, he was not viewed as radical by the FBI to the likes of Malcolm X. But The Two Killings of Sam Cooke evidences that he got caught up in it. But the way he was killed is questioned; in an apparent altercation and rape attempt, which led to the supposed justifiable homicide. The documentary attempts to debunk that court decision.

The Two Killings of Sam Cooke does remarkably well to bring in as many witnesses as possible to discuss the artist; friends, family, and industry influencers all give their views. The main takeaway from the latest chapter of ReMastered is that Sam Cooke had a significant meaning in Black America with his soulful voice.

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