Sunday, July 17, 2016

Auteur Watch - Edward Bland

When you direct a celebrated film like The Cry of Jazz, it must really, really take the wind out of your sails.  But it's important to be able to work in the industry afterwards... you know, pay the bills and what not, so working on a film like A Soldier's Story is a good start.  Of course, he kept bringing it up every five minutes, so they seriously considered firing him from the movie.  The Cry of Jazz is available for free on YouTube and... ugh.  I hated to think it, but I figure it was probably dated.  Can I skip past the bad acting and get right to the good part?  Personally, I kinda prefer this short and sweet analysis of jazz right here..........

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