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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool is a movie starring Carl Lumbly, Miles Davis, and Reginald Petty. Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and...

Other Titles
Miles Davis: Ikona jazzu, Miles Davis: El Nacimiento de una Leyenda
Running Time
1 hours 55 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Biography, Music
Stanley Nelson
Miles Davis, Reginald Petty, Quincy Troupe, Carl Lumbly
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music.

Comments about documentary «Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool» (9)

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I really loved the documentary on the biographical film "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool", but this new documentary, "Miles Davis: New York Jazz" is a little disappointing. I think Miles would have been much better if he had been interviewed by Quentin Tarantino. Instead, the documentary gives more attention to the first-time director, the jazz artists, and the jazz musicians who came to New York City and "disrupted" the jazz scene there. These are some of the stories that are not really talked about. For example, I did not really see any special attention to the very famous jazz musician Charlie Parker. His death is mentioned, but his influence on the jazz scene is not really shown. One of the reasons I really loved the film was the documentary on "The Jazz Age". It really made me think that jazz was important and that jazz artists should be treated with respect. However, the documentary on jazz is pretty dull. I feel that they should have focused more on the very famous jazz musicians. The most important thing for me was to see Miles Davis in a different light, even if it was just to see the "gimmicky" photographs that I just saw in the documentary. The story was very interesting, and I definitely would not mind seeing more of Miles Davis. However, I think this documentary was a little too bland and boring for me.

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We have a fine actor who is truly an artist. We have a fine director who has a brilliant eye for music. We have a fine group of musicians who have done some great work together and who continue to do it. We have a wonderful documentary crew who were really able to capture the spirit of this musical group. I will say that the movie was not flawless. The narrator was not very good. It was as if I was watching a movie with the people in the room, rather than having a direct dialogue with them. But I will give it a B+. It will be easy to give it a 10 if the Director were not a filmmaker. What we have here is a wonderful documentary, but the director does not know how to tell it. It is difficult to understand what he is trying to say and it was difficult to see him tell the story. We have wonderful people, but the director cannot tell a story. The director does not know how to tell the story. And it is a shame. Because there were so many people who really know music and we could not have got that information from this guy. I hope to see more from him in the future. There was one thing that I felt was not explained well in the movie. Miles Davis, like Robert Plant, is known for his wonderful singing and playing. But in the movie, the voice of David Bowie was used to much. I did not really know what it meant, but I had to ask. I really think that this would be a great movie for people who know little about Miles Davis and who have never heard of him.

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Jerry G.

I have been a fan of Miles Davis since the early 60's when I saw him perform in New York. He is the best singer I have ever heard. I have always loved his music and have always tried to find out more about his life. I first heard about this movie when a friend of mine told me about it and I was excited to find out that it was about Miles Davis. When I saw it I was surprised how many things in it were wrong. For one, Miles Davis never went to the United States as a child and he never had a job. That is 100% wrong. Miles was born and raised in Italy and he was still in Italy during the war years. In fact, Miles was with his family in Italy as a child during the war. He never went to the US as a child, as far as I know. There are a lot of other things that are wrong. Most of the time it was hard to get an answer from someone who knew about his life. Miles was also a bit over a five-foot tall. The height of 5-foot-6 was correct, but as a person who was 5-foot-6 when I was very young, that was too tall. There were other things that were wrong, but they were minor. I was also disappointed with the portrait of Miles as a child. I thought the way he was portrayed was very stereotypical. When I heard that he was going to be doing this, I was a little disappointed because I thought he was going to have a better portrayal. I also thought the movie was a little too long. I found that it took about an hour to show Miles in his early years and then it went to a little bit of his later years. I thought it would have been better to see his early years as they were, and then show his later years. It was also a bit disappointing to learn that Miles had only had one relationship before the war and that it was only the one relationship that he had. I think the reason that Miles had only one relationship is because of his parents. Miles's mother was very strict and didn't allow him to date or go to nightclubs. This is what he said in the interview on the DVD. When he was a teenager he had two different relationships and they were the only things that he had and he had to keep it a secret. I also found that it was a little hard to believe that a person who was an emigre like Miles would not have known how to read or write. His parents were not good people and they were not very welcoming to him. In the interview Miles said that he was always in the background and he didn't have a lot of interaction with

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Donald F.

I had the pleasure of seeing this movie at the Festival of Berlin and this is my first film. It's a special film that can't be compared with other "movies" in that it is a documentary about a man who works with his own music. Miles Davis is a man who's work in music is different from others because his music is all about the emotions. And this film tells us the story of how a man who never achieved anything in his life, when he was in his 60s, was suddenly able to give up everything, quit his job and even giving up a lot of money to be able to have the best of life. And this documentary is able to show us his life, his feelings, his aspirations and his opinions. It is an excellent film that can be watched at the cinema. If you are in a hurry, you can also just watch it on TV. The documentary has a lot of beautiful pictures that will make you feel happy for Miles Davis. And there are a lot of great music videos and the film is full of great songs. And this is why the film was made: to give you a complete and emotional experience. And Miles Davis is a man who's music is not about the emotions and the songs, but about the emotions. It is a beautiful film. I recommend it to everyone.

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The thing I love most about Miles Davis is his ability to make music sound great. He does it with his mouth and his eyes. But, his music also contains some of the most beautiful melodies and the most powerful lyrics I've ever heard. I love this film because it's a documentary about the music and the way it influenced people. There are a few short interviews with people who have heard Miles' music. They talk about his style, his personality, and the way he made his music. The director, James Gondry, did a great job at telling the story of Miles Davis. It's a really interesting film that will make you want to listen to Miles' music. I love it.

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A rather good documentary. It's easy to see why the film was made and the people that it was made for, but the film also seems somewhat lacking in its execution. The film itself has a rather interesting visual style and some of the shots are really cool. That's all I have to say about that. But the problems with the film are a bit more apparent. In particular, the film doesn't really talk about the music or performances of Davis, which was a big part of his early work. Davis' music was incredibly important to the way he presented his work, but the film doesn't really go into that at all, which is a real problem. It also doesn't talk about the events surrounding the release of his album. It only goes on to talk about what happened to Davis after it was released. The thing is, if the film just talks about that, it becomes a bit of a mess. It would have been much more effective if they had talked about the actual release of his album, instead of the negative publicity that it got. Even the music he performed in the film, like some of the cover versions of some of his songs, is rather boring. If the film talked more about the issues of his music, it would be much more effective, and would be a lot more interesting. So overall, the film is very good. It's very easy to see why it was made and the people that were involved with the making of it, but it's also quite boring. The music is interesting, but it just doesn't really go into it that much. And it doesn't talk about Davis' controversial death that much. If you're interested in seeing some great music performances, then this is a good film to see. If you're interested in seeing some great music performances, then this isn't a good film to see.

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Keith Stone

One of the great Miles Davis biopics, the documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2015) is the first Davis biography to be made on film. This film was a series of interviews of artists, musicians and people in Davis's life. The interviewees ranged from Miles' wife to Paul McCartney and later on to Davis himself. What was the most interesting about this doc was that it followed the same pattern as the biopic on George Harrison, I Am The Walrus. This film focused on the times and locations that were used to create the biopic. The film itself was a bit boring and took too long to tell the story, however the actors and the subjects did an excellent job. The interviews were entertaining, interesting and insightful. The biopics on the other hand were somewhat boring and the subject of the movie, the biopic on George Harrison was much more interesting. Overall, the biopics were far more interesting than the biopics on Miles Davis. The biopies on the other hand were the most interesting. All in all, the biopies are more interesting than the biopies on Miles Davis. Overall, the biopies are more interesting than the biopies on Miles Davis.

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Bobby R.

I was lucky enough to get to see the legendary musician, Miles Davis, speak at The New York City Film Festival. Miles speaks of his family and his home town of L.A., his relationship with his brother, his relationship with his record label, his fight with the studios, and more. It's an interesting look at an artist who never stopped trying to break into the mainstream and managed to achieve greatness at the same time. This is a must see documentary for anyone who has ever wondered why Miles Davis never made it big. Watch it and see what I mean.

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Dorothy P.

I loved this film. I was brought up with Miles Davis and his music. This is a great film about the genesis of a great music. It also explores the evolution of music through the influence of Miles Davis' influence on other artists, such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Stones. This documentary is a lot of fun, very entertaining, and enjoyable. The film is very well researched, it covers a great number of artists, from the Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, through the Stones and even The Who. The music is the focus, so it's all about the music. I enjoyed it very much, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys music.