Bird [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 8880106
  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
  • Rating: R
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Special Features


  • Music-only audio track
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Whitaker,

Synopsis


Bird
Forest Whitaker stars as the brilliant jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker in this elegiac biopic. Director Clint Eastwood pays full homage to Parker's musical genius, but also devotes ample time to the musician's twin demons--drugs and alcohol-which accelerated his death at the age of 34. In his struggles to gain widespread acceptance for his music, "Bird" is forever stymied by his own self-destructiveness, and forever bailed out by the love of his life, Chan Richardson Parker (Diane Venora). The film bemoans the decline of the brand of jazz fathered by Parker, which came to be replaced by more conventional material -- as illustrated by the "descent" into the mainstream of Parker's mentor Buster Franklin. Also starring in Bird is Samuel E. Wright as Dizzy Gillespie. That's the real Charlie "Bird" Parker on the film's soundtrack, though most of the background music has been re-orchestrated. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Charlie "Yardbird" Parker
  • Diane Venora
    Diane Venora - Chan Richardson Parker
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    Michael Zelniker - Red Rodney
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    Sam Wright - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Keith David
    Keith David - Buster Franklin



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic

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    Great movie. Clint Eastwood really hit it out of the park directing and producing this masterpiece. Forrest Whittaker is incredible as Charlie "Bird" Parker. Eastwood really did his homework on this one. Very true to the life of the legendary, innovative, and brilliant Parker. Also very true to the other side of his life with addiction and womanizing. This man invented b-bop jazz. If you like movies based on true stories this is a must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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