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Miles Ahead (2015)

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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$114,530 (USA) (1 April 2016)

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$2,595,006 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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Don Cheadle's directorial debut. See more »

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The film is clearly set in the late seventies when Miles was not playing, and certainly before he released The Man With the Horn (1981), yet in a number of scenes shot in his basement studio, a Marshall Micro-stack amp can be seen. These were not manufactured by Marshall until 1985. See more »

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Ingenious film reflects Miles Music and Art
13 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely stunning! Attended the world premiere at the NewYork film festival this past weekend. As the film ended, my mind felt entranced. The film's rapid clip style and dramatic ending made me film as if I had viewed one of Mile's mind blowing paintings. Somehow, it all seemed to come together as one mental image at the end. An ingenious portrayal of both Miles music and painting style. Along with the fabulous music throughout, the movie even included a clip of miles working on one of his paintings, as if the cue us in on the films approach.

The music of Miles Davis provides the background for many of the scenes and it is performed in many scenes. As Miles was also an accomplished abstract painter, he is also featured creating some of his artwork. His challenges, triumphs and failures in love, the music industry, music composition, health, etc. compose a collage that comes together like one of his abstract paintings. At the end, a stunning scene brings it all together and emphasizes the phenomenal impact of the Miles music through today, for all time, and across many genres.


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