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Bird

7.4
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Original title
Bird
Year
Running time
161 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Joel Oliansky
Music
Charlie Parker, Lennie Niehaus
Cinematography
Jack N. Green
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. / Malpaso Productions
Genre
Drama | Biography. Music. Jazz. Alcoholism. Drugs. 1940s. 1950s
Synopsis / Plot
This film is a tribute to the life and genius of saxophonist great Charlie Parker. Bird is a collage of passages from Parker's remarkable life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his tumultuous interracial relationship with Chan Richardson, to his tragic death at the age of 34.
Awards
1988: Academy Awards: Oscar Best Sound
1988: Golden Globes: Best Director. 3 Nominations
1988: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Forest Whitaker) & Technical Prize
1988: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Score and Best Sound
1988: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
1988: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Diane Venora). 2 Nominations
1988: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actress (Venora) & Music Score
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