Mo' better blues

United States, 1990

Film
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Award winning actor Denzel Washington gives a rivetting performance in Spike Lee’s breathtaking film about music and love. Talented trumpeter, (Washington), is obsessed by his music and is indecisive about his girlfriends Indigo and Clarke. When he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend (Spike Lee), Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined. Stunning cinematography, a rousing score and superlative performances combine in an unforgettable feast of the senses. Also stars John Turturro and Wesley Snipes.

Credits

producer/director

Spike Lee

production company

40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks

Universal Pictures

Language

English

Duration

02:03:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39065

Audience classification

M (15+)

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → African Americans in motion pictures

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Black films and programs

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → African Americans in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Music & Performing Arts → African American musicians

Music & Performing Arts → Jazz music

Music & Performing Arts → Musicians

Music & Performing Arts → Trumpet

Musicals

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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