View one of the movies listed below, or any other fictionalized film about the life of a jazz muscian (not a live concert, documentary, or satire). Write a 750 word minimum essay contextualizing the movie within the matrix of concepts, personalities, and music examined in this course. In general, think of this essay as a â€œcritical analysisâ€ in which you need to explain the points you are asserting. Please address the following points:
â€¨â€¢ Give a brief (1 paragraph) biographical sketch of the principal character/musician. â€¨
â€¢ Socially and musically, how is the principal character/musician portrayed? â€¨
â€¢ What historical phase of the development of jazz does the principal character belong to?
â€¨â€¢ How does the life and music of the principal character reflect the issues weâ€™ve examined in relation to that historical phase?
â€¢ Describe the narrative of the film. How does the story unfold?
â€¢ Young Man with a Horn – (1949) (about Bix Beiderbeck)
â€¢ The Glen Miller Story (1953)
â€¢ The Benny Goodman Story (1955)
â€¢ The Five Pennies (1959) (about Red Nichols)
â€¢ Lady Sings the Blues (1972) (about Billie Holliday)
â€¢ Round Midnight (1986) (about Dexter Gordon)
â€¢ Bird (1988) (about Charlie Parker)
â€¢ The Mambo Kings (1992) (about the Castillo brothers)
â€¢ Sweet and Lowdown (1999) (about Emmet Ray)
â€¢ For Love or Country (2001) (about Arturo Sandoval)
â€¢ Ray (2004) (about Ray Charles)
â€¢ De-lovely (2004) (about Cole Porter)
â€¢ El Cantate (2007) (about Hector Lavoe)
â€¢ Bolden! (2015) (about Buddy Bolden)
â€¢ Miles Ahead (2016) (about Miles Davis)
â€¢ Born to be Blue (about Chet Baker)