Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog


  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:78 minutes
  • Release:1998
  • Language:English
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:independent film,   jazz,  

Don McGlynn's uncompromising and soulful documentary look at the tumultuous life of musician and rebel Charles Mingus is fascinating stuff. Mingus said of himself "I am half black man, half yellow man, but I claim to be a Negro. I am Charles Mingus, the famed jazz musician--but not famed enough to make a living in America." His statement summed up the conflict that plagued this musical genius his entire life: volatility, pain, prescience, and raw rage roiled inside a complex man, composer, bass player, and trombonist who transcended labels and refused to be pigeonholed into a single musical style--and who did not achieve real fame until late in his career. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog torrent reviews

Oscar T (mx) wrote: Un buen vistazo a la vasta galerade villanos de DC comics.

Janine H (ru) wrote: Awful acting... turned it off in the first 5 minutes


Georgios L (au) wrote: Now that Hammer Studios are officially open for business, it's useful to see how the masters did it. Admittedly, this comes from an era where the Dracula myth was getting a bit tired, and, indeed, the plot is so cliched it almost falls into the "it's so bad, it's good" canon. Be that as it may, there are still things to enjoy in this film: Christopher Lee is a joy to watch, whether he plays Dracula, Rasputin or Saruman. The depiction of Dracula's castle shows its age but it is still very well done with an overabundance of the colour red. The women are annoyingly powerless and silly and they spend most of the film weakened by Dracula's hypnotic powers.(they don't teach you that in the ICH, I'm telling you that!) They are however, very attractive and conveniently dressed mostly in nightgowns. In other words, this has all the trademarks of a Hammer film, which makes it a must for the Hammer Horror fan. However, for the casual horror fan, or film fan this will appear slightly tedious and dated.

Brenda G (au) wrote: Days 4 and 5, as well as Steven Merchant's presence in the movie make this a must watch. And the extended goof reels AFTER the credits are great. I'll give it a 7 as a pleasant watch with several stellar moments.PS yes it it crude and rude but offsets redeem it.

Josh M (nl) wrote: A very good movie with some genuine laughs, but just a bit too shallow to be great.

Facebook U (br) wrote: From the first frame it feels like you're stepping into a dream or a children's story book. Wes Anderson's charming and lucrative imagination spills throughout this film and entangles its audience into its shenanigans. The characters are well written and expertly portrayed and the story keeps us wanting more from the mind of Wes Anderson.