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ordendelsantosepulcro.info: Round Midnight: Dexter Gordon, François Cluzet, Gabrielle Haker, Sandra structure, alert and open to improvisation, making this drama the most authentic glimpse of jazz yet filmed. Release date, January 30, Lonette McKee in 'Round Midnight () François Cluzet and Dexter Gordon in ' Round Midnight () 'Round In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Release Date: . Amazon Affiliates. Amazon Video Watch Movies & TV Online · Prime Video. Jan 30, 'Round Midnight's greatest asset, however, is Gordon's Academy Award- nominated performance, informed by his own life experiences.
That will give you a true sampling of his talent before he got old and started losing his wind. That one single note blew me away!
You have to understand and appreciate the fact that most players and most people say way too much with their music or words when a carefully placed note or word can say volumes with its understatement, like a single picture with no caption.
To play that one note in that one spot was pure genius. Bob James has been known to do the same less is more sometimes. Francois Cluzet does a heckuva job as protector and friend and the cameo by Martin Scorsese is priceless.
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The ending always leaves me wanting more and that's the mark of an excellent movie one so good you don't want it to end; you want to be within the movie yourself and you feel you're a part of it. The only reason I gave this a 9 instead of 10 was because it's not a great classic movie like Casablanca or The Godfather, but it touched me as much or more than those movies ever had.
- Round Midnight (film) by Bertrand Tavernier
But this wasn't meant to be a piece of cinematic history and achievement, it is what it is, a period film about life of a jazz legend and in that respect it does everything possible and them some.
This movie deserves your respect, your time and your admiration of a great jazz saxophonist, Dexter Gordon, and kudos to all the musicians involved, especially Herbie Hancock. Actress Lonette McKee does an excellent job on the vocals as well. It also gives you a good feel of a real urban jazz club in the early 60's and how life was for these jazz legends.
If you get hooked on this stuff you'll never listen to anything else as it will never measure up, but jazz is very cerebral and it takes someone with a passion for aesthetics to appreciate it. But being a musician and avid fan myself, I felt I owed this to Dexter Gordon, an excellent musician whose work I would have said "oeuvre" if I was pretentious, but I say what I mean and I don't need to impress you to make me feel better was nothing short of legendary.
Yes, Dexter Gordon is not an actor, but he did a good job and apparently the folks who hand out the Oscars thought the same, not that I would necessarily use them as a barometer, mind you, but they do pick more winners than losers.
[HD p] 'Round Midnight () Full HD | Fortun Film Drama Musik
It's a "dark" movie indeed, but the life of a musician can be very dark. This movie shows how 2 people can work together to overcome their fears, regrets and troubles, and how they interact with the various people and situations in their lives, a true character study revolving around music.
The movie is actually more about Francois' character than Dexter's as it's seen from his point of view. It's about the frailty of the human soul and it's about compassion for supreme artistry.
Most importantly, regardless of your impression of the movie, you get to see some real legends perform some wonderful jazz. Yes, Dexter Gordon was certainly beyond his prime and you will hear a few clunkers and pitch variance, but you will appreciate his talent nonetheless if you understand or enjoy jazz music at all.
That will give you a true sampling of his talent before he got old and started losing his wind. That one single note blew me away! You have to understand and appreciate the fact that most players and most people say way too much with their music or words when a carefully placed note or word can say volumes with its understatement, like a single picture with no caption.
To play that one note in that one spot was pure genius.