Everything Michael DeVeaux II ever wanted was so close, yet, so far away. His life was idyllic, relaxed, and mostly beautiful. He had his wife, his mistresses, his money, his mansion, his ... See full summary »
In an interview, Don Cheadle said he chose to shoot the film entirely in Cincinnati, Ohio, because "the architecture and the look here can approximate the era that is being shot in Manhattan". Cheadle filmed at over 30 locations in downtown Cincinnati, Over-the-Rhine, the West End, and Northside. See more »
At one point during the nightclub scene, about 53 minutes in, the shot is flipped, and the bassist is suddenly left-handed. See more »
This film had wonderful music, but I thought it incoherent and self-indulgent. If someone who doesn't know a lot about jazz, and thinks this film would be a good place to start, they will probably be put off, and worse, will deduce that many jazz musicians are druggies and nasty people.
It isn't a biopic. It is a sketch of a very small part of Miles' life. Even though I know he was a difficult person, this film emphasized the negatives in his personality rather than the positives.
It is a wasted opportunity to make a memorable film about this great musician.
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