Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones by Ellen Weissbrod |Ellen Weissbrod, Quincy Jones | 85391144229 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones
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Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones

Director: Ellen Weissbrod

Cast: Ellen Weissbrod, Quincy Jones

     
 
The extraordinary life of Quincy Jones -- one of the 20th century's most influential and talented composers, musicians and music producers -- provides the basis of this offbeat, free-form documentary tribute. With little regard for formal timelines and traditional documentary biography methods, the film is an amazing patchwork of personal insights featuring a

Overview

The extraordinary life of Quincy Jones -- one of the 20th century's most influential and talented composers, musicians and music producers -- provides the basis of this offbeat, free-form documentary tribute. With little regard for formal timelines and traditional documentary biography methods, the film is an amazing patchwork of personal insights featuring a constellation of music stars including his long-time friend Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie and rappers Big Daddy Kane and Flavor Flav, as well as politicians, filmmakers and other important people. Some of the most moving scenes involve Jones returning to his childhood home in Chicago and recounting honest and painful memories from his childhood. Jones does not shy from discussing everything -- from his mother's mental illness, to his marital problems, to his serious health conditions. He also looks frankly at his career.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
UPC:
0085391144229
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:55:00

Special Features

3 documentaries: Q: The Man - A fresh look at Quincy Jones; Quincy Remembers - A Nostalgic trip through Quiincy's home; Hangin' with Quincy and Gilberto Gil - Quincy and the famed BRazillian musician talk about music and friends; Theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Quincy Jones Participant
Ray Charles Participant
Billy Eckstine Participant
Ella Fitzgerald Participant
Flavor Flav Participant
Dizzy Gillespie Participant
Alex Haley Himself
Herbie Hancock Participant
Ice-T Participant
Big Daddy Kane Participant
Sidney Lumet Participant
Bobby McFerrin Participant
Steven Spielberg Participant
Barbra Streisand Participant
Oprah Winfrey Participant
Michael Jackson Participant
Richard Brooks Participant
Sheila E. Participant
Kool Moe Dee Himself

Technical Credits
Ellen Weissbrod Director,Screenwriter
Arthur Baker Score Composer
Milton Moses Ginsberg Editor
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Stephen Kazmierski Cinematographer
Andrew Morreale Editor
Melissa Powell Producer
Paul Zehrer Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones
1. Credits: The Neighborhood. [1:43]
2. Rainy Night, Sense of Aloneness [3:55]
3. Past Pain Resurfaces In Cold Blood. [2:33]
4. Influences; Ray Charles [3:11]
5. Boxing Gloves; Childhood Fear. [2:23]
6. Violence and The Pawnbroker. [2:51]
7. Leaving Chicago. [2:41]
8. Jail; Obsession; Back On the Block. [3:50]
9. Trumpet Player. [6:23]
10. Tevin Campbell; Tomorrow. [4:17]
11. New York and Birdland. [2:03]
12. Racism and In the Heat of the Night. [6:20]
13. Wee B. Doonit. [8:14]
14. Paris. [1:35]
15. Bebop Ambassadors; Legion d'Honneur. [2:28]
16. Big Band Bigger Problems. [3:02]
17. A&R Man Turns Producer. [2:36]
18. Pop Chartbuster; Lesley Gore. [8:57]
19. Composing For Movies. [5:19]
20. In Cold Blood. [:02]
21. Walking In Space; The Secret Garden. [3:33]
22. Marriage-Go-Round. [2:15]
23. Equivalent of 16 Strokes. [8:37]
24. The Wiz - and Michael Jackson. [3:06]
25. Breakdown. [5:53]
26. Reassessment; Birthday Party. [3:22]
27. The Places You Find Love; Faces. [6:04]
28. End Credits. [3:14]

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