Entertainment Magazine

Ornette: Made in America (Shirley Clarke, 1985)

Posted on the 18 September 2012 by Jake Cole
Restored and reissued by Milestone Film, Ornette: Made in America offers a fascinating visualization of some of the most exciting music of the 20th century. Shirley Clarke's techniques illustrate Ornette's enduring avant-garde chops, as well as the clear melody and structure that runs under even the wildest free jams. As a film about a neglected genius, Ornette could have taken the usual biographical tack of offering an overview of the artist's life interspersed with the plaudits of admirers. But though Clarke does amass some colleagues and friends to sing Ornette's praises, she wisely lets the art have the final say in the worth of its maker, using his contemporary performances as proof that he is still a vital, original voice adding mayhem to the American Songbook.
My full review is up now at Spectrum Culture.Ornette: Made in America (Shirley Clarke, 1985)

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • USA MADE | Jewelry Made in America Part 2

    With the Olympics over and Team USA bringing home 46 GOLD Medals (Go USA!!!), it's time to once again celebrate more gold (and platinum, silver, etc) jewelry... Read more

    The 14 August 2012 by   Glasgow Skinner/ My Life On And Off The Guest List
    LIFESTYLE
  • Made in America – Blue Collar Skills Not Taught Anymore

    John Ratzenberger eloquently makes the case for the unsung heroism of American blue collar work.  The hands-on skills that built this nation used to be taught i... Read more

    The 03 December 2012 by   Eowyn
    DEBATE, POLITICS, SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY
  • Made in America: Shinola Brand Gets a Reboot

    Published as: Motor City Redux Shinola, a new brand promoting domestic manufacturing, aims to bring cottage industry back to the factory spaces of Detroit.... Read more

    The 13 June 2013 by   Dwell
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN
  • Obama Has Made America Even MORE Hated by Muslims

    After he was first elected President Obama fled from the concept of a struggle against Islamic terrorism as if fighting jihadis... were equivalent to warring... Read more

    The 23 April 2013 by   Hughvw
    DEBATE, POLITICS
  • A Movie Buff Learns From Movies

    Outside school classes, you can learn from any moment or anything. It could be from people cutting your queue in the street, or simply a random talk from a... Read more

    The 14 February 2014 by   Ikzidna
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • New Release Review - Nymph()maniac (Volume I & II)

    A nymphomaniac relates her life story.Directed by: Lars Von TrierStarring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia LeBeouf, Christian Slater... Read more

    The 18 February 2014 by   Themoviewaffler
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • New Release: The Double

    Adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel.Directed by: Richard AyoadeStarring: Sally Hawkins, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Chris O'Dowd, Wallace Shawn, Cath... Read more

    The 27 March 2014 by   Themoviewaffler
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES

Add a comment