I was disappointed. The theater was packed and the audience consisted
mainly of extremely bored, antsy teenagers who seemed to be expecting
a Johnny Depp pirate movie featuring the rap group Public Enemy!
Most of the music (with the exception of several blues numbers by
Otis Taylor, which were terrific) seemed irritatingly anachronistic -
sounding more like 1940's big band stuff and 1950's lounge music rather
than anything that would have been played in 1933-34.
There were historical inaccuracies .. there were even cinematic inaccuracies:
Baby Face Nelson, drunk at a bar, starts doing his James Cagney impersonation,
doing a bit from "Angels with Dirty Faces" ("Whaddya hear, whaddya say?")
- a movie which came out in 1938.