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'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All' a sympathetic look at singer
'Sinatra: All or Nothing at All' a sympathetic look at singer

Frank Sinatra, a singer from Hoboken, N.J., is the subject of "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All," a four-hour documentary airing in two parts Sunday and Monday on HBO. Fair enough. Among the ranks of male pop singers of the mid-20th century, Sinatra was the most modern — not the most technically good or melodically inventive but human, conversational and confessional; you can't beat him for sorrow, and you can't beat him for joy. It didn't happen overnight; indeed, the best sustained work of his career, done for Capitol Records in the 1950s, came after he was considered washed up for good, a former teen idol with a blown voice and a bad reputation. How he got...

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