Pinhole Movie Reviews

Bird by Thomas
July 9, 2014, 4:01 pm
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Forest Whitaker is incredible as saxophonist and bebop pioneer Charlie Parker.  Clint Eastwood directed the movie in a broad, impressionist way, weaving the story together through dream sequences, drunk blackouts, and, you know, music.  The New York scenes in particular seem to capture the frantic energy of jazz from this period.  The last half of the movie, which runs for almost three hours, revolves around Parker’s drug addiction.  I guess much of his life revolved around that too…but it does get a bit boring.  Still, it’s Worth checking out.



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