Listen Up: The Lives Of Quincy Jones

1990, Movie, PG-13, 114 mins

Not recommended for viewers prone to epilepsy, this stroboscopic documentary celebrates the variegated career of recording artist/arranger and film composer Quincy Jones.

Sort of an oral history on film, the entire narrative unfolds in a punchy collage of interview snippets offered by Jones and his illustrious contemporaries. Often several points of view come out at once, backed by stock footage. Jones was born in Chicago and grew up in rough neighborhoods, his childhood marred by crime and a mother committed to a mental institution while his father remarried. From age 12, Quincy determined to be a musician, once stowing away in Lionel Hampton's tour bus. But th...

Released: 1990 Rated: PG-13 Length: 114 mins

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