“All Or Nothing: The Frank Sinatra Story” is a documentary about the life of singer and actor Frank Sinatra. The documentary was directed by Matt Tyrnauer and released in 2002.
The film features interviews with friends, family, and colleagues of Sinatra, as well as archival footage of him performing and talking about his life and work. Sinatra’s daughter, Tina Sinatra, served as a producer on the documentary.
Reception To The Film
The documentary was praised by critics for its comprehensive look at Sinatra’s life and career. It was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Nonfiction Special.
The documentary was praised for its comprehensive look at Sinatra’s life. It was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Nonfiction Special, but lost to “Do You Remember Love,” a documentary about Alzheimer’s disease.
Frank Sinatra’s Life
Frank Sinatra was born in 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. He began his singing career in the 1930s, and achieved national fame in the 1940s with hits such as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “Strangers In The Night.”
Sinatra was a hugely popular entertainer throughout the 1950s and 1960s, starring in movies such as “The Man With The Golden Arm” and “Ocean’s Eleven.” He also enjoyed great success as a singer, releasing albums such as “In the Wee Small Hours” and “My Way.”
Sinatra retired from performing in the early 1970s, but continued to make occasional appearances in the 1980s and 1990s. He died in 1998.
About The Documentary
The documentary “All Or Nothing” was directed by Matt Tyrnauer. It features interviews with Tony Bennett, Bono, and Liza Minnelli, among others.
Bono discusses his first meeting with Sinatra, which he remembers as being intimidating. The two eventually became very close friends.
Tony Bennett talks about Sinatra’s perfectionism, which Bennett says was evident in his recording process. Even something as simple as a microphone check could take hours with Sinatra, who wanted everything to be just right.
Sinatra’s youngest daughter, Tina Sinatra, also appears in the documentary. She served as a producer on the film.
The archival footage includes performances by Sinatra with the likes of Lena Horne, Dean Martin, and Ella Fitzgerald.