Reg Traviss: Amy documentary has 'inaccuracies'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2015
Reg Traviss

Reg Traviss

Reg Traviss claims the 'Amy' documentary featured a lot of "inaccuracies" because director Asif Kapaida wanted to tell a particular story

Reg Traviss thinks there are a "lot of inaccuracies" in 'Amy'.

The 38-year-old filmmaker doesn't think director Asif Kapadia has made a film which truly told the story of his late fiancee - who died in July 2011 aged 27 - because there was a certain "narrative" he wished to portray.

He said: "I think it's a misrepresentation of Amy as a person, as an individual, and in order for the narrative that Kapadia wanted to portray he ended up having to exclude parts of Amy's life - relationships with various people and literally the way she led her life.

"I think what happened with that is with excluding all of those things, they misrepresented Amy as an individual and as a personality because the Amy that was portrayed in the film is not what she was like as a person and certainly isn't the way she led her life. So there are a lot of inaccuracies."

Reg thinks Asif wanted to create something "sensationalist" and also tell a story he thought the audience wanted to see, rather than what was actually true.

He told BANG Showbiz: "He had a narrative he wanted to adhere to, a kind of rise and fall, which I think he probably felt his audience would expect to see.

"When you've got someone from a very common background, as Amy was from, who has a phenomenal talent, I think a lot of people find that difficult to get their heads around.

" And what I think they'd like to do is point the finger and say, 'Oh, great talent but also what a downfall, she couldn't handle it,' or whatever.

"I think he felt that his audience would want to see that kind of story because that's something that a lot of people could probably get their heads around - it's an easy beginning, middle and end. I think that's what he did."

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