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 Post subject: Miles Ahead film trailer
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:46 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssfTNCTVT5U

Awesome that it finally sees the light of day. Looks fantastic. I remember 10 yrs ago seeing Don on Henry Rollins IFC talk show discussing this upcoming film.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssfTNCTVT5U

Awesome that it finally sees the light of day. Looks fantastic. I remember 10 yrs ago seeing Don on Henry Rollins IFC talk show discussing this upcoming film.


Excellent!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:01 pm 
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Cool. Looking forward to it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:23 pm 
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That looks pretty damn good.

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Look like every other formulaic musical biography released in the past 15 or 20 years.

Johnny Cash, James Brown, Ray Charles, Jim Morrison,Jerry Lee Louis, Elvis Presley, Brian Wilson

Promising young musical talent takes off like a rocket (first 45 minutes) and then drugs come along (next 30 minutes) run-ins with the law (2 minute montage) rest of film mends broken bridges and makes come-back or cuts ties and dies on toilet, plane crash what have you. Other than that, looks entertaining.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:19 pm 
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You forgot "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story".

I see your point but Miles is a more interesting subject IMO. For the most part I liked those other bio pics too (haven't seen them all).


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:12 pm 
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Thank you!

This is going to be fucking awesome...I can't wait! :twisted:

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I've been waiting for a wide theatrical release of this for months!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:25 pm 
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It does look really good (although some stuff is probably exaggerated). Miles was out of his fucking mind during that period.

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Another clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zZXi6UGMs0

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:17 pm 
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I'm there.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:30 am 
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Hi,

I think I would like to see this, but it's probably too soon for this to be appreciated ... I would rather 25 or 30 more years went by, so the music and the artist is a bit more ... mystical ... and the appreciation level is better all around.

The same for Frank Zappa ... I don't think his total musical package won't get over the rock fan icon thing for another 20 years or so, when the generation in love with the guitar kinda slows down some.

I just picked up and enjoyed tremendously, the Ken Russell series of biographies done for the BBC in his early days, and they are fabulous, and I'm not sure I could have appreciated this earlier, even though I was a culture/music/literature aware and educated person. But seeing these now, many of them kinda "half" documentaries, is really neat and far out, and you get a very different feeling for them and the work, and it makes you want to go back and listen to it, or read it.

In my book, Miles was perfect at that time, but if Tom Dowd was right, there were others that were never recognized, because "black music" in the 50's and early 60's was taken down and replaced by albums by the "stars" from the film studios, who ended up being the owners of most record companies.

In the end, that folks like Miles and others survived all this ... was absolutely massive and just shows what courage it took to do something that no one else did ... the least appreciated part in music and so visible in the world of "fans" and "popular music", today!

Should be interesting to see, though I probably will miss it, for a while longer, until after the hoopla dies down ... it will be more interesting then, to see everyone's perspective and appreciation.

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Looks great! I saw the Charlie Parker film (which I think was called "A Bird's Life" or soething like that) which was entertaining too.

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wakawazoo wrote:
Looks great! I saw the Charlie Parker film (which I think was called "A Bird's Life" or soething like that) which was entertaining too.

You mean Eastwood's "Bird" with Forest Whitaker?

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^^ Bird's old friends didn't seem to like it.

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Thank you!

This is going to be fucking awesome...I can't wait! :twisted:

I wish I could share your optimism.

Remember in The Doors film when it turned into a soap opera during that dinner party? Ugh. How about the recent Brian Wilson film? His wife's story. Unbearable.
If they have the scene from Miles Autobiography where he's driving in the car with Bird, who is eating fried chicken and getting a blowjob, that will be a good sign.


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HJ wrote:
wakawazoo wrote:
Looks great! I saw the Charlie Parker film (which I think was called "A Bird's Life" or soething like that) which was entertaining too.

You mean Eastwood's "Bird" with Forest Whitaker?

Yes, that's it.

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sleeping in a jar wrote:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxB5v8SOhQ0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RqrBKfg1sE

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pedro2 wrote:


So...
gun fights and car chases?

Cool!!

I wonder if they'll have the part where Zawinul declines Miles offer to join the band.


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pedro2 wrote:


Thanks for posting the Kind of Blue clip. Unfortunately, I started watching it after settling comfortably into bed last night. I think I made it to the 4 minute mark. Will try again tonight.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:51 am 
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Welcome 8)

The Kind of Blue really gives an insight to how Miles treated himself and those around him.
I worked one of his shows here back in the eighties and from what I saw the whole night , Miles could very easily fall into the ' asshole ' category if you weren't ready for him. The music he made definitely made up for his social interaction with others.

Really interested to see this film. Some was shot here in Cincy. Almost looks like that chase scene was close to where I used to live downtown.

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HJ wrote:
wakawazoo wrote:
Looks great! I saw the Charlie Parker film (which I think was called "A Bird's Life" or soething like that) which was entertaining too.

You mean Eastwood's "Bird" with Forest Whitaker?


There was another film, made much earlier, I believe had Clarence Clemmons playing him and going around France and all that ... I can not remember the film's name and have to look at my list of films because I know I reviewed it, but have not uploaded it yet. Not even sure it was the same musician or not.

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I hope this film has Miles playing 200 Motels in it.

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Moshkiae wrote:
There was another film, made much earlier, I believe had Clarence Clemmons playing him and going around France and all that ... I can not remember the film's name and have to look at my list of films because I know I reviewed it, but have not uploaded it yet. Not even sure it was the same musician or not.


Are you thinking of Round Midnight with Dexter Gordon?


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jaypfunk wrote:
I hope this film has Miles playing 200 Motels in it.



Was there any interaction between FZ & Miles ever ? :?

I doubt if the two personalities would ever mesh but, who knows ?

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Yes, Pedro, there was. Before fame, Zappa went to Miles after a concert he attended and said "Hello, my name is Frank Zappa" and Miles gave him the cold shoulders and went away without a word. From this moment on, Zappa would never want to hear about Miles Davis again... Source: probably that interview that he talks about guitarists, but I am not sure...

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