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Bird (1988)

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Cast: Forest Whitaker, DianeVenora, Michael Zelniker, Sam Wright, Keith David. A grippingdrama of the life of legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie"Yardbird" Parker. Past and future overlap as the movieexplores Bird's relationship with his steadfast wife ChanParker, his soaring skill and destructive excesses with alcoholand drugs. Film uses actual recordings by Parker skillfullyblending his solo recordings with modern musicians attuned tothe Yardbird's improvisations. 160 min.
Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor(Forest Whitaker)
Golden Globes - Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards -Best Supporting Actress (Diane Venora)
Awards Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor(Forest Whitaker) Golden Globes - Best Director New York Film Critics Circle Awards -Best Supporting Actress (Diane Venora)

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