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Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:32 am
by Hawker
Just happened to run across this as I was looking for a movie for my wife and I to see this weekend. Here is the synopsis:

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Vald├ęs, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others. -- (C) GKIDS

Here is the weird thing...it's animated. I'm feeling a bit let down by that but who knows...it might be great? Check out the "animated cameos" At the very least I'm looking forward to hearing the soundtrack.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chico_a ... /trailers/

PS: Just found this NPR review. It's sounding better all the time.

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/09/146468045 ... z?ft=1&f=2

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:47 am
by Derbeno
Hawker,

I posted a thread a few days ago with links where you can watch the whole movie. It is absolutely fantastic in my opinion. Yours may vary.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7555

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:05 pm
by Hawker
Derbeno wrote:Hawker,

I posted a thread a few days ago with links where you can watch the whole movie. It is absolutely fantastic in my opinion. Yours may vary.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7555


Guess I missed it, sorry for the repeat post.

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:57 pm
by Mike
Alas, the video has been removed - at least I am denied access. :(

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:32 pm
by Hawker
Hmm, the video is working fine for me. This is excellent on so many levels and the music is just killer. :)

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:10 pm
by Mike
Sorry, I was not precise: The Rottentomatoes-Trailer works surely fine,
but unfortunately not the full vid in the link Derbeno was referring to.
Copyright issues at youtube I guess...

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:20 am
by DJBakan
It is up again, complete movie. Quick before goes down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GURs8ei6cY

Re: Chico and Rita-New Movie

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:52 am
by Derbeno
Thanks Bakan
Use realplayer or any other similar plugin to download it. This one is in one whole part so I now got it on my hard disk. Will watch it again soon when I need to escape reality for 90 minutes 8)
btw some of the backing tracks are from the most excellent double CD by Bedo Valdes titled Bebo DeCuba