R | | Biography, Drama, Music
An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
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, ... ...
I don't like that word, "jazz". Don't... Don't call it "jazz", man. That's some made-up word. Trying to box somebody in. Don't call my music "jazz". It's social music.
The film is clearly set in the late 1970s, when Miles was not playing, and before he released The Man With the Horn (1981). A number of scenes in his basement studio include a Marshall Micro-stack amp, which was first manufactured in 1985.
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