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Old 02-02-2016, 11:03 PM
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Trailer for the new Miles Davis biopic

As some of you may know, Don Cheadle directed and stars in a biopic about Miles Davis called Miles Ahead, and the trailer was just released. It's getting great reviews and already played at some high profile film festivals.

Here's the trailer. Looks good.

From Entertainment Weekly:

"The film premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival and will open in theaters on April 1. Rather than a conventional cradle-to-grave music biopic, Cheadle built the narrative around Davis in 1979, a period of artistic paralysis. Ewan McGregor plays a persistent journalist who intrudes on Davisís privacy, but becomes his reluctant partner in crime when they have to retrieve a missing tape of valuable session music. Like Davisís music, their adventure knows no boundaries, and the film flirts with the surreal. In flashbacks, Davis courts and obsesses over dancer Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi), and their romance has a major impact on his music.

In the exclusive trailer, Davis is a loose cannon: fighting, shooting guns, and behaving like a less than perfect husband. But this isnít Walk the Line. As Davis says in the clip, ďIf youíre going to tell the story, come with some attitude, man.Ē This is a Miles Davis joint."
Feels like I'm fiddling while Rome is burning down.
Think I'll lay my fiddle down, take a rifle from the ground!
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:01 AM
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Re: Trailer for the new Miles Davis biopic

Thanks for sharing this, 'spaz!
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:25 AM
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Re: Trailer for the new Miles Davis biopic

Yesssss ! nice link ,, I think a movie about Miles was something that was missing ,,,,
the other hand ..most of times I disappointed to see actors trying to perform a musicians character especially when they have to 'play' the instruments,,,, kind of deconcentration ...I remember several movies where an actor playing guitarist did not even move a finger through the fretboard

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Old 02-03-2016, 08:58 PM
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Re: Trailer for the new Miles Davis biopic

wow, can't hardly wait...Miles was a dangerous entity unto himself...and i love Don, thanks for the heads up!!!

(wonder if jada pinkett-smith will play me LOL just kidding i'm sure my cameo is on the cutting room floor LOL)

favorite line from trailer: "Don't call it jazz man, that's some made up word. this social music!"

McGregor: You play piano too? ó "Naw, just woke up black...knew how to play"

the voice is very spot on---
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