Friday, November 16, 2007

Music & Movies

This autumn has brought with it three films revolving around musical icons that we at middleCoast are actually excited to see. The first is a documentary chronicling the life of self-proclaimed Punk Rock Warlord, Joe Strummer, entitled "The Future Is Unwritten". Filmmaker Julien Temple guides us through the ups and downs of The Clash frontman with his deluge of raw footage spanning decades.

The other two films have cast actors to represent their stars in a more narrative format. There is much ado about Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There", however the Todd Haynes film actually features six different actors depicting Zimmy in different stages of his life.

Finally, "Control" is Anton Corbijn's biographical film showcasing Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Sam Riley has received rave reviews, as they say, for his portrait of the troubled songwriter. At the very least, the soundtrack should be worth our while.

With the hullabaloo surrounding Joy Division, Radiohead (fresh off their own revolution) recently performed middleCoast fave "Ceremony" on their live webcast:



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