Between the Grooves with Philip Booth

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The Miles Davis Movie

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A brief update from MTV

Says star/director/co-writer Don Cheadle: “”The story is really not… a biopic per se. It’s not attempting to be any cradle-to-grave depiction of [Miles'] life. It’s more my take, as an artist, on what his music has meant. With wall-to-wall truth but not really much concerned about facts.”

It’s “not really much concerned about facts”?

I understand dramatic license, and, of course there may be a need to be creative when it comes to dialogue. But as unusual a life as Miles lived, you’d think the facts of that life would be compelling enough to support a great film script.

For more details, see my earlier post.

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Written by philipb1961

April 30, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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  1. Hello there,

    speaking of Miles. I thought you might like to know about We Want Miles, the current major exhibit at Montreal’s Fine Arts Museum. Feel free to re-post our video interview with the Davies family.

    http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/blog/uncategorized/miles-davis-exhibit-at-the-montreal-museum-of-fine-arts/

    Christophe Bergeron

    May 4, 2010 at 10:15 am


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