10 things we learned about Muhammad Ali from Ken Burns' epic documentary
(CNN)It's a bold filmmaker that decides to make a documentary about Muhammad Ali. After all, what's left to say?
One of the titans of 20th century popular culture, "The Greatest" was hardly a wallflower, and his oversized, well-documented life has sustained biographers, historians and filmmakers for decades. An Academy Award has been won for profiling a single fight; recent feature "One Night In Miami" conjured a whole narrative out of a footnote in history; Marcus A. Clarke's documentary "Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali" arrived on Netflix just a week ago.
The bottom line is it's not easy to shed fresh light on a character who jumped so flamboyantly into the spotlight, and shuffled, ducked and dived to make sure he stayed in it. Enter, Ken Burns.
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