A film about love, jazz and America. The focus of this documentary is renowned American jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan 1938 - 1972 as well as his common-law wife Helen More who restored and saved Lee's life during a time of serious drug addiction only to end it later on. And as this film is also based on music and specific archive material, I wanted to work as organically as possible and you need time to do that. My aim has been to feature the music that I think has a special strength and beauty. When I embarked on the early stages of research, I knew Lee was a phenomenal musician and his life seemed to be part of a fairy tale or mystery. I wanted to shine a light on two unique people who I think both need to be better known.
It also was a process to find and get Judith Johnson on board, one of the closest friends Lee had his last years. Then, finally, almost six years into the project, the son of a musician told me his father — who knew the couple — always had a camera with him when he was with them, and there were actually photos of Lee and Helen in the family albums. Pues te queremos recomendar o si gustas visita la seccion de y disfruta de todo el contenido! Brad Young set the visual tone for this material early on in the project. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. Brad created a special tone in the visual material. The grief was still there—the grief of losing not just one of their best friends, but two of them and the fact that one of them shot the other. One of the founders of Blue Note Records, Francis Wolff, was a photographer and documented nearly all the music sessions as well as life around the studio.
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. Featuring cinematography by Oscar-nominated DoP Bradford Young Selma, Arrival. Helen never did like to be photographed and it was a real challenge to find stills of her from her heyday. Te gustó I Called Him Morgan? We looked everywhere and tried everything. But since he and Lee had such a close relationship, as artists and friends, I knew he was crucial for the film and it was important to wait for him. This helps greatly in recalling moods and styles of eras that are long gone.
This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A very clever bonus is the use of coloured footage of people walking about the streets of New York in the 50s, 60s, and early 70s. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. A film about love, jazz and America. Recuerda que en elitetorrent somos parte de todos de la misma familia, si deseas alguna otra pelicula o serie solo debes contactarnos y pedirnos para que se publique y puedas disfrutarla.
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. It was a stunning collection of material for a documentary filmmaker. Kasper has a degree in Culture and Film Studies from Gothenburg University and has been working in film and television since the mid-1990s. A film by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin. Director, Producer, Writer: Kasper Collin Cinematography: Bradford Young, Erik Vallsten Music: Lee Morgan and others. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans.
The movie's directing style, by Kasper Collin, reflects the beauty and mood of the jazz music it portrays. I decided to use carefully created moving images that looked like found snippets of home movies that would convey a more poetic feeling than the standard archive footage. The rest of this material was then shot mainly by Erik Vallsten and partly also by me. I had access to all of her pictures in the editing, and many of them are warm personal shots which bring an important intimacy to the film. A film about love, jazz and America, with cinematography by Bradford Young. Early in the project I got in contact with the writer Larry Reni Thomas from North Carolina, who had made the incredible interview with Helen on a cassette tape just one month before she died in 1996, where she told the story of her life and her relationship with Lee and how she helped him back from his drug addiction. Another significant photographic archive comes from Chuck Stewart and Ozier Muhammad.
He has worked as a producer for other filmmakers and was chairman of the Independent Filmmakers Organization in Sweden between 2009 and 2014. A film about love, jazz and America. Without the storm he might have survived. While the music is absolutely fundamental to the story, it is also not a film that requires an audience already interested in a certain type of jazz, or in jazz at all. The main narration of this film is an audio recording of More in 1996. It is very important for me to let the music play a prominent roll in this film. Photo sequences emerged in front of us.
On the editing process The edit spanned a three-year period with around one year accumulative actual editing time with planned breaks at specific junctures for complementary shooting. If you ever have experienced a full blizzard in New York City you know that it is a rather special thing. I found out that Lee was documented on more than 160 contact sheets and there were almost 2000 photos with him between 1956 and 1967, all in black and white. I waited four years for Wayne Shorter. On the snow storms To film a blizzard in New York was one of my first visual ideas for the film.
I also had the help of two second units in New York for some pickups, among them Shawn Peters, another talented American cinematographer. The film required a long editing process and I was lucky enough to work with some incredible editors on the film: Hanna Lejonqvist, Eva Hillström and Dino Jonsäter. You could see the communion between the musicians and all the happiness in the studio, and the spiritual level. I had all of them scanned and we then made enlargements of many of the photos. That excerpt, and the experience watching and listning to it, was the pivotal point for me in deciding to try and make this film. This common day in the studio thing was fantastic and this funny guy, Lee, who made everyone laugh all the time.
On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. Información técnica Fecha: 05-09-2016 Tamaño: 1. My long in-depth interview process can be demanding and I am very grateful that the interviewees were so generous and patient. We worked with old Bolex cameras that were rebuilt to super 16mm. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. Another still photographer who meant a lot to this project is Val Wilmer, to me one of the greatest music-related phtographers of all times. Over 20 years later, a chance encounter led her to give a remarkable interview.