That was -again- a very enjoyable and beautiful documentary! How cool you get to create all these images and stories. I learned a lot, of course, and enjoyed meeting some "old friends".
Where to start without giving too much away...?
I can't divulge the content.
But I enjoyed very much the form/style.
1/ The recurrence of the "white screen" interviews at crucial times in the narration - it punctuates the chapters in the story.
2/ I loved the close ups to introduce the various stars. It creates an intimacy which is needed to feel like we enter into a dialogue with them, as if they were telling the story for us. It is at the same time giving room to show their fragility/ human nature. Amplified by the unsharp ending closeup to say "goodbye".
3/ Excellent idea to not interview any of the named models like Schwarzenegger, Van Damm, Lee, Stallone, Eastwood !
4/ Jürgen Prochnow... just wow. Thank you. Did you see the "Zimmer frei" program where C. Westermann would be the sonar in the submarine (crouching under the table saying beep on a regular basis wearing a silly hat) while Götz would throw water buckets at her? Exhilarating...
5/ I felt uncomfortable only once with some "whining sounds" during an interview. Was it J. Prochnow? To recreate the submarine ambiance? I don't remember exactly and need to rewatch
6/ I absolutely need to watch the movie Ninja with Scott Adkins: the two scenes you're showing are breaking the mold and made us curious to discover the rest!
7/ The Greek choir was awesome as usual I hadn't noticed the lemon press during the trailer cool detail
8/ With sunglasses, slow-motion and a sunset even I could look like a real man. And I do sometimes