July 18, 2013 |
All photographs serve as evidence, but not necessarily in support of the most obvious questions put to them. Often they seem more like pointers than fixed points, arrows extended in multiple directions. Front-loaded with credibility, though, photographs bear a weighty load of expectations, some reasonable, many not. As filmmaker Errol Morris has written, "Photographs attract false beliefs the way flypaper attracts flies. " "Redheaded Peckerwood" (2005-11), a potent, time-release project by Christian Patterson, is based on a specific incident, the 1958 murder of 10 people, including relatives and friends, by Charles Starkweather, 19, and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate, 14. CHEAT SHEET: Spring Arts Preview Their killing spree in Nebraska and capture three days later in Wyoming has spurred several films (most notably "Badlands")
June 28, 2013 |
Rather than the large-scale stadiums he usually appears at, Bruce Springsteen will soon be coming to a theater near you. Material submitted by more than 2,000 Springsteen fans around the world makes up the film "Springsteen & I. " Billed as "a collective filmmaking experience," the movie is credited to director Baillie Walsh and will hit cinemas July 22 and July 30, playing at some 500 theaters across the country, including 29 in the Los Angeles...
June 21, 2013 |
Actor James Gandolfini had long been a big fan of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, and the feeling was mutual, in particular for guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who worked closely with Gandolfini on “The Sopranos” in his role as mob lieutenant Silvio Dante. So it was no surprise when Springsteen, Van Zandt and company played “Born to Run” Thursday night at their concert in Coventry, England, and dedicated it to Gandolfini, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Rome.
June 13, 2013 |
Their voices are powerful enough to tear you apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same. But when you call them backup singers, you better smile. That's because the performers in the infectious and irresistible "Twenty Feet From Stardom" are willing and able to outsing any solo act in sight and are not shy about letting you know it. "There is a power to what it is we do, but no one has acknowledged it," says singer Janice Pendarvis. No one until now. Veteran director Morgan Neville ("Troubadours")
May 23, 2013 |
What does Bruce Springsteen mean to you? That's the basis of a new documentary built around the legendary rocker's influence on his fans. Executive produced by famed auteur Ridley Scott, "Springsteen & I" will feature videos and photographs from fans offering testimony on how the Boss and his music affected their lives. The film will be screened in theaters on July 22. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films In a trailer uploaded to the performer's YouTube account on Thursday, Springsteen can be seen consoling a fan who just got dumped, singing with an Elvis impersonator and dancing with fans onstage.
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May 10, 2013 |
Would you do a double-take if I said that that words were a recurring theme in this week's Great Reads? Yes, beautiful language is a mainstay in these stories, but this week, two standouts focused on words. Exhibit A: The words “Los Feliz.” I pronounce it Los FEE-lus. I know it's not correct, but it's “right” (marks me as an old-timer, I know). Exhibit B: The word “delight.” Silicon Valley types have been tripping all over themselves to use the word. At least it's better than another buzzword that makes me go urghhh: freemium.