BIRD

by Clint Eastwood
BIRD - BIRD

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 1988

Length: 161'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

A teenage jazz enthusiast, Charlie Parker loves to frequent artists and musicians, from whom he is nicknamed Yardbird. He devoted himself to the study of the saxophone and once he moved to New York he began to play in public, coming to revolutionize both the instrument technique and the jazz scene of the city. Dissatisfied and uneasy, Parker is driven by self-destructive tension that leads him to abuse drugs and alcohol. Mined in the physical and unable to find a balance even next to the young wife, the musician who has forever changed the face of jazz dies just thirty-four years.

Director

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood (San Francisco, CA, USA, 1930) became famous with Sergio Leone’s westerns and in 1971 he made his directorial debut with Play Misty for Me. In the following years he played the part of the inspector Callahan and continued to make westerns and films of other genres such as the biographical Bird (1988). In 1992 he won four Academy Awards with The Unforgiven and later imposed himself as a great contemporary director with works such as Absolute Power (1997), Mystic River (2003) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), with which he won the second Academy Award for Best Director and for the Best Film. In 2015 he returned to receive six nominations from the Academy for American Sniper.

Filmography:
Play Misty for Me (Brivido nella notte, 1971), High Plains Drifter (Lo straniero senza nome, 1973), The Outlaw Josey Wales (Il texano dagli occhi di ghiaccio, 1976), Pale Rider (Il cavaliere pallido, 1985), Bird (id., 1988), Unforgiven (Gli spietati, 1992), A Perfect World (Un mondo perfetto, 1993), The Bridges of Madison County (I ponti di Madison County, 1995), Absolute Power (Potere assoluto, 1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Mezzanotte nel giardino del bene e del male, 1997), Mystic River (id., 2003), Million Dollar Baby (id., 2004), Flags of Our Fathers (id., 2006), Letters From Iwo Jima (Lettere da Iwo Jima, 2006), Changeling (id., 2008), Gran Torino (id., 2008), Invictus (id., 2009), Hereafter (id., 2010), J. Edgar (id., 2011), Jersey Boys (id., 2014), American Sniper (id., 2014), Sully (id., 2016).

Cast and Credits


regia, produttore/director, producer
Clint Eastwood
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Joel Olianski
fotografia/cinematography
Jack N. Green
montaggio/film editing
Joel Cox
scenografia/production design
Edward C. Carfagno
costumi/costume design
Glenn Wright, Deborah Hopper
musica/music
Lennie Niehaus
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Forest Whitaker (Charlie Parker), Diane Verona (Chan Parker), Michael Zelniker (Red Rodney), Samuel E. Wright (Dizzy Gillespie), Keith David (Buster Franklin), Diane Salinger (Nica de Koenigswater)
produzione/production
Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros

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contatti/contacts
Park Circus
www.parkcircus.com

Director statement

“To tell the story of Parker chronologically and step by step would have been terribly long and boring and it would still have been necessary to sacrifice some episodes. With the structure adopted it goes back in time according to the memory of the moment, so that the past is connected to the emotion of the present.”

Synopsis Learn more

A teenage jazz enthusiast, Charlie Parker loves to frequent artists and musicians, from whom he is nicknamed Yardbird. He devoted himself to the study of the saxophone and once he moved to New York he began to play in public, coming to revolutionize both the instrument technique and the jazz scene of the city. Dissatisfied and uneasy, Parker is driven by self-destructive tension that leads him to abuse drugs and alcohol. Mined in the physical and unable to find a balance even next to the young wife, the musician who has forever changed the face of jazz dies just thirty-four years.

Director All about direction

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood (San Francisco, CA, USA, 1930) became famous with Sergio Leone’s westerns and in 1971 he made his directorial debut with Play Misty for Me. In the following years he played the part of the inspector Callahan and continued to make westerns and films of other genres such as the biographical Bird (1988). In 1992 he won four Academy Awards with The Unforgiven and later imposed himself as a great contemporary director with works such as Absolute Power (1997), Mystic River (2003) and Million Dollar Baby (2004), with which he won the second Academy Award for Best Director and for the Best Film. In 2015 he returned to receive six nominations from the Academy for American Sniper.

Filmography:
Play Misty for Me (Brivido nella notte, 1971), High Plains Drifter (Lo straniero senza nome, 1973), The Outlaw Josey Wales (Il texano dagli occhi di ghiaccio, 1976), Pale Rider (Il cavaliere pallido, 1985), Bird (id., 1988), Unforgiven (Gli spietati, 1992), A Perfect World (Un mondo perfetto, 1993), The Bridges of Madison County (I ponti di Madison County, 1995), Absolute Power (Potere assoluto, 1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Mezzanotte nel giardino del bene e del male, 1997), Mystic River (id., 2003), Million Dollar Baby (id., 2004), Flags of Our Fathers (id., 2006), Letters From Iwo Jima (Lettere da Iwo Jima, 2006), Changeling (id., 2008), Gran Torino (id., 2008), Invictus (id., 2009), Hereafter (id., 2010), J. Edgar (id., 2011), Jersey Boys (id., 2014), American Sniper (id., 2014), Sully (id., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film


regia, produttore/director, producer
Clint Eastwood
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Joel Olianski
fotografia/cinematography
Jack N. Green
montaggio/film editing
Joel Cox
scenografia/production design
Edward C. Carfagno
costumi/costume design
Glenn Wright, Deborah Hopper
musica/music
Lennie Niehaus
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Forest Whitaker (Charlie Parker), Diane Verona (Chan Parker), Michael Zelniker (Red Rodney), Samuel E. Wright (Dizzy Gillespie), Keith David (Buster Franklin), Diane Salinger (Nica de Koenigswater)
produzione/production
Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros

**
contatti/contacts
Park Circus
www.parkcircus.com

Director statement Read more

“To tell the story of Parker chronologically and step by step would have been terribly long and boring and it would still have been necessary to sacrifice some episodes. With the structure adopted it goes back in time according to the memory of the moment, so that the past is connected to the emotion of the present.”