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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser-1988

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser-1988

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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser is a 1988 documentary about the life of bebop pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Directed by Charlotte Zwerin, it features live performances by Monk and his group, and posthumous interviews with friends and family. The film was created when a large amount of archived footage of Monk was found in the 1980s.The film, made by Malpaso Productions (Clint Eastwood's production company), is distributed by Warner Bros.; Eastwood served as executive producer.

In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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