Telling ‘Bee Gees’ Story Proved ‘Cathartic’ for Barry Gibb, Director Frank Marshall Says

Diane Haithman
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Frank Marshall, director of HBO Max’s new documentary “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,’ believes one way for Barry Gibb to mend his own broken heart was getting the chance to tell the inside story of the other two Bee Gees, his late younger twin brothers, Robin and Maurice Gibb. “You know he obviously misses his brothers immensely, he’s the oldest,” Marshall told TheWrap, adding that the surviving Gibb brother’s participation seemed to be cathartic for the British singer. “He also wants to celebrate the legacy. I think he wants people to know the story. A lot of people think they just did ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ “ Producer Nigel Sinclair agreed, saying the brothers should not be thought of as disco artists only because of the whopping success of the “Saturday Night Fever,” which remains the second largest soundtrack album of all time with a reported 40 million copies sold to date. “They really brought melody to disco,” he said. “It wasn’t just the beat. They brought their songwriting skill to the disco sound.” There is also room in the documentary to include the youngest Gibb brother, solo performer Andy Gibb, who died in 1988 at...

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