Jaco Pastorius movie has been confirmed.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. I've been hearing little whispers and rumors about it for a while now. Any fan of Jaco has at least thought about it before, and it's been discussed on the Jacopastorius.com forums many times. But now, it's pretty much been confirmed.

    I got the newest issue of Bass Guitar Magazine a few days ago, mostly just because Jaco is on the cover. In the article (which has some cool stories from Robert Trujillo, among others), it says the following (this is an exact quote): "...There's also a documentary film in the works on the life and times of Jaco Pastorius...". That's all I had to read to turn into this guy--> :hyper:

    I'm especially happy that it's gonna be a documentary, and not some glammed-up Hollywood crapfest. Hopefully a documentary will stay true to the facts and deliver the story with respect (and maybe some new rare videos of him!?). I can't wait. I just wish I had more info on it.
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    As long as it doesn't go the way of that Milkowski garbage, I'd love to see this.
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yeah, hopefully they can get Michael Moore to produce it.
  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    A "Hollywood" wood version would be better if done by the right film maker.
  5. jobu3

    jobu3 ¿Huevos?!

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    It would have to feature Chris Kattan as Jaco...
  6. jobu3

    jobu3 ¿Huevos?!

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA

  7. jobu3

    jobu3 ¿Huevos?!

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Well, duh, you have to read it! :p
  8. Actually, a good friend of mine knew and studied with Jaco in the early/mid 70's, and he commented that while not exactly flattering at times, the Milkowski book is generally accurate (not 100%, but about 90-95%, by his reckoning).

    Jaco was a person, he had demons larger than most of us have had, he definitely had a "dark side" at times. This doesn't diminish who he was or what he did.

    Everyone should read the bio in question, in my opinion. It is both a description of the life of a genius as well as a cautionary tale of the dangers of giving in to your madness.
  9. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    My vote would be to get Allan Slutsky and the folks who made Standing in the Shadows of Motown to collaborate with Bobbings and Co. to do it right.

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
  11. Genius pick for sure.....


  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Honestly, that book is something that's going on my Christmas list. I can't believe I haven't read it yet.
  13. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    What was wrong with the Milkowski book? Was it inaccurate?

    brad cook
  14. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I've heard nothing but controversy over it, and there are numerous passages that the family has had to "correct." His family took offense to a lot of inaccuracies in it. There has been more than one thread about it, and I remember one with many, many people calling out all sorts of crap from the book.
  15. BassyBill

    BassyBill Still here Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    +1. Especially if they want to comment on it.

    For the movie, I'd get Peter Jackson to direct. Then we could have Andy Serkis doing the motion capture stuff for a CG version of Joe Zawinul. :D
  16. As I posted, no, not really. However, those with an "axe to grind" (in particular, his family) seem to have issues with it.

    A good friend of mine knew Jaco both in Ft. Lauderdale and when he was "doing the scene" in NYC (my friend is in NYC now still), and felt it was accurate.
  17. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I seem to remember Pat Metheny having a real problem with the Milkowski book, but, honestly, I can't remember what issues he was taking.....um....issue with. :meh:
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Lucky you...the Anniversay edition has just recently been issued.
    Meanwhile, my 1st Edition Hardback is who knows where...lent it to a drummer friend(where-abouts now unknown) & never got it back.
  19. You guys are missing the boat, this is a perfect movie for Oliver Stone to produce... ;)

  20. I was thinking the same thing. SitSoM was incredible and definitely served as an excellent tribute to the band. Who knows, maybe they'd record something like that Jaco Tribute concert and mix it in with the documentary! That'd be awesome.