Update – David Klein, the subject of this documentary, is back, and on his feet.
His new confection? Jellybeans infused with CBD oil. CBD oil is derived from cannabis, but it doesn’t get you high. It has other properties that may be beneficial.
ht/ FDR in Hell
I’m a big fan of documentaries, particularly ones where I really have no interest whatsoever in what the documentary is about.
King of Kong- A Fistful of Quarters is a prime example of what I’m talking about. I never played the game, don’t care about the game, yet I was riveted by the documentary.
Here are a few others that I’ve stumbled upon and enjoyed for no good reason.
The Story of Anvil. –This is about a failed heavy metal band that managed not to be swept along in the heavy metal craze of the 80s, even though all of the peers struck it big.
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. – This is a film that starts out as a profile of a state execution device developer and veers off into his holocaust denialism.
Capturing the Friedmans – This is another documentary that started out as one thing, and ended up another. The filmmakers set out to do a documentary about NYC party clowns for hire and switched gears when they realized one of the clowns was the son of a man that was at the center of one of the biggest child sexual abuse cases in New York history.
Paul Williams: Still Alive – Trailer One of the best docs you’ll see if you care little about the subject.
Cowsills: A family Band – Extra Footage Only Another great documentary about a subject I doubt anyone cares too deeply about
Here’s the Jelly Belly documentary-
CANDYMAN tells the amazing true story of David Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from LA, who came up with the concept of Jelly Belly jellybeans. These colorful beans became a pop culture phenomenon, revolutionized the candy industry and were personally endorsed by Ronald Reagan. However, David’s eccentric personality and peculiar sense of business led him to leave Jelly Belly just as it was about to explode and grow into a billion dollar enterprise. Is there room for eccentric genius in the modern corporate world? The film tells how Klein may have lost his beans, but kept his soul.
Yeah, nice spin.
This is about how a guy was screwed out of his hard-earned business by soulless, shitty people.