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  1. Eastwood finds harmony in 'Jersey Boys'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2014 | The Times

    ... a piano player and jazz fan, has long been known for his passion for music. He made a film about Charlie Parker ('Bird'), sung in 'Paint Your Wagon' and 'Gran Torino,' produced a documentary on Thelonious Monk ('Straight No Chaser') and has composed ...

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  2. Davis: Jersey Boys rags to riches storyRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2014 | Kelowna Capital News

    ... a long history as a musician, composing the soundtrack and contributing songs to many of his movies plus he directed Bird, the bio-pic about jazz musician Charlie "Bird" Parker. The biggest name in the cast is Christopher Walken as Eastwood wanted ...

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  3. 'Jersey Boys' actors laud Clint Eastwood's minimalismRead the original story

    Jun 21, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Because his movies often dance to a violent tune, it's easy to forget Clint Eastwood's passion for music. He directed "Bird" as well as "Honkytonk Man," and for the past decade he's also composed many of the scores for his films. But if you think ...

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  4. 'Jersey Boys' has a messy bridge but hits the high notesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... debut with "Play Misty for Me," in which he played a jazz DJ, to "Honkytonk Man" and his Charlie Parker biopic "Bird," which was a passion project. The OscarA winner knows how to put a movie together, and there are predictably few technical missteps ...

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  5. Eastwood finds an unlikely harmony in 'Jersey Boys'Read the original story

    Jun 20, 2014 | Daily Herald

    ... a piano player and jazz fan, has long been known for his passion for music. He made a film about Charlie Parker ("Bird"), sung in "Paint Your Wagon" and "Gran Torino," produced a documentary on Thelonious Monk ("Straight No Chaser") and has composed ...

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  6. Weekend Watch: Jersey Boys, Think Like A Man Too, Borgman, Ivory Tower, Ping Pong SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | SF Appeal

    ... the story). Eastwood seems an odder choice. While he has had success with musical movies in the past ( Honkytonk Man ; Bird ) , let's not forget he also starred in one of cinema's worst (1969's Paint Your Wagon ) . I've also fallen asleep during, or ...

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  7. Jersey BoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... lack of any real dramatic structure in Honkytonk Man or the careening-out-of-control, black-and-white cinematography of Bird . Here he shoots in more polite pastels - brown and white, if you will. It's a surprisingly traditional Hollywood biopic, ...

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  8. Eastwooda s a Jersey Boysa is out of tuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | The Olympian

    ... coming, and he cast Christopher Walken," he misses getting the famed dance man in the shot. So the guy who directed "Bird" has made the worst screen musical since "Rock of Ages." And it's little comfort knowing this won't be his last film, or how ...

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  9. Movie review: 'Jersey Boys'Read the original story

    Jun 20, 2014 | Cape Cod Times

    ... himself, has proved to be one of the most versatile directors of the last 30-plus years. He did a sublime job with "Bird," the 1988 biopic about Charlie Parker. Surely he could handle the rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Frankie Valli and the Four ...

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  10. It's the time of the Seasons for Clint EastwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... champin' at the bit to make a full-blown movie musical. "I've done movies on country music ["Honkeytonk Man"], jazz ["Bird"] and pop music [his DJ-focused, 1971 debut as a director, "Play Misty for Me"]." Eastwood had also sung - uh, not so well - ...

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  11. Dirty Harry vs. Clint EastwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | RollingStone

    ... Honkytonk Man (1982), in which he played a dying country singer making one last shot at the Grand Ole Opry; and there's Bird , (1988) his ambitious exploration of hard-bop great and musical genius Charlie Parker, starring Forest Whitaker. (The less ...

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  12. Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' is out of tuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | Colorado Daily

    ... and he cast Christopher Walken," Eastwood misses getting the famed dance man in the shot. So the guy who directed "Bird" has made the worst screen musical since "Rock of Ages." And it's little comfort knowing this won't be his last film, or how he's ...

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  13. An unlikely harmony for EastwoodRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2014 | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... a piano player and jazz fan, has long been known for his passion for music. He made a film about Charlie Parker ("Bird"), sung in "Paint Your Wagon" and "Gran Torino," produced a documentary on Thelonious Monk ("Straight No Chaser") and has composed ...

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  14. LA Film Festival: Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | Deadline

    ... Your Wagon where he sang "to the trees") but he has a strong musical sense having directed the Charlie Parker biopic , Bird and scored many of his own films as well as being a well-known jazz aficionado. This story of the rise to stardom of Frankie ...

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  15. An unlikely harmony for Eastwood in 'Jersey Boys'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2014 | Redwood Times

    ... a piano player and jazz fan, has long been known for his passion for music. He made a film about Charlie Parker ("Bird"), sung in "Paint Your Wagon" and "Gran Torino," produced a documentary on Thelonious Monk ("Straight No Chaser") and has composed ...

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  16. 'Jersey Boys': Film ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2014 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... affinity for American popular music, an interest expressed in his music scene-oriented features ( Honkytonk Man and Bird , not to mention his still-unrealized remake of A Star Is Born ), the many music-based documentaries he has produced and the ...

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  17. Broadway, Hollywood combine to create Eastwood-directed 'Jersey Boys' filmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2014 | NorthJersey.com

    ... choice to direct "Jersey Boys." While known to be a music lover - who has done some movies about musicians, such as "Bird" - his great love is jazz, and even he concedes that, while he "did like the Four Seasons a lot a they had great fun songs," he ...

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  18. On Movies: For a 'Jersey Boy,' lightning is striking againRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2014 | Philly.com

    ... talked to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention - grew up in a family of musicians. He directed Bird, about jazz great Charlie Parker , and has composed the scores for seven of his own films. "Lo and behold, we heard the audience ...

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  19. Clint Eastwood on 'Jersey Boys,' taking risks and a life well livedRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2014 | The Jersey Journal

    ... itself influenced the filmmaking in "Jersey Boys"? Because I think of another very different film you did about jazz, "Bird," and the pace was a little slower there, the shots were a little more complicated. Here, in the pop movie, it's faster, more ...

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  20. Jazz Legend Monty Alexander at the Howard FridayRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2014 | The George Towner

    ... Louis Armstrong-"Now there, there was a great musician," Alexander exclaimed. "He was something"- to Duke Ellington, "Bird" (Charlie Parker), Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie. "All of these guys", Alexander gestured. "Plus, they had charisma to burn." ...

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