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Bird Movie Review Summary

Actors: Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Samuel E. Wright

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BIRD is a movie produced and directed by Clint Eastwood in 1988. The movie won a Golden Globe in the Best Director - Motion Picture category.
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This is the story of Charlie -Bird- Parker, the jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie and a few others, invented the Be-Bop. His drug addiction prevented him from enjoying the international recognition he deserved.
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Script Analysis of Bird

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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