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Miles Davis from Louis Malle’s Elevator To The Gallows & Lee Chang Dong’s Burning


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    Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows and it’s historic Miles Davis recording


  • Burning – interview with Lee Chang Dong

    MM: I want to know more about your choice of music, such as the jazz by Miles Davis. Can you comment a little bit about the pieces you have used for this film, and the reasons behind your selection?

    LCD: I needed the music in that scene to have a sense of freedom since that’s what Hae-mi’s dance is about. I wanted to use music that has this specific quality that jazz has where it feels like there’s no beginning or end. That song is called “Lift to the Scaffold,” and I like the sort of bad omen feeling that comes from that title.

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    Poetry was his last film (Lee Chang Dong previous post here)

    Last Feb at MoMa – honoring Lee Chang Dong – Cinema of Trauma.

    Happy birthday Miles Davis!
    Miles Davis and Horace Silver
    This is funny “At one time, Miles Davis was one of the highest – paid artists in jazz. He made BIG money. He invested some of this money in an electric company that supplied New York with electricity. Every time he phoned me, his opening remark was, “Have you got your lights on? Go turn your lights on.” (I think I read this from Horace Silver “s autobio)..

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