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The Miles Davis Movie: Better as linear or nonlinear narrative? or: Deconstructing the ‘deconstructed biopic’

Get comfortable with the term ‘deconstructed biopic’ because you’ll be reading a lot about that phrase now that Darryl Porter (Miles Davis Properties) propagated it to describe the Miles Davis film. I linked to a Variety article Monday about the state of music biopics, which featured a section on the Miles Davis project, and that’s … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Can Obama presidency help the success of a movie about Miles Davis?

During the just concluded presidential campaign there was a moment when we learned what kind of music the candidates preferred. It was no surprise that when Barack Obama revealed his iPod playlist there was much (fun) debate and scrutiny. Of course his music assemblage was greeted with cheers because, well, because his musical taste is … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Omission from ‘most anticipated poll’ further proof biopic won’t hit theatres in ’09

There was a survey from released last week (thx: DHD) conducted between August 8th and October 5th of nearly 4,000 movie fans who chimed in with their picks for the “most anticipated” films over the next 12 months. The Top-10 Most Anticipated Films 1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Warner Bros) 2. … Continue reading