The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best Jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charlie Mingus.
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Unusually for a film of its time, this features two highly contentious subjects. One is that characters are clearly seen smoking spliffs. The other is that there are two mixed-race relationships featured in the film - and neither of them warrants a mention. See more
When Patrick McGoohan's character is playing a drum solo about halfway through the film, the drum kit used is different in the medium shots and POV shots, suggesting that the latter were likely shot at a later time with a different drummer. See more
Me? Oh, I belong to that new minority group: white American jazz musicians. They're going to hold a mass meeting in a phone booth.
Version of Othello
Written by John Dankworth
as Johnny Dankworth See more