As a cartoonist, I’m always interested in explorations of creative people and the creative process. I especially enjoyed It Might Get Loud and if I remember correctly, listed it as my favorite film of 2009 somewhere or another. What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music looks like a completely different approach from It Might Get Loud, but it is an upcoming documentary from Red Bull Music and director Ralf Schmerberg (Problema). Shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York, the film features Brian Eno, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, James Murphy and more talking about music and life and shit like that.
It looks pretty interesting as a documentary, but another really interesting thing about it is how they’re distributing it: it will be free at http://redbullmusicacademy.com on February 18. (via /Film)
A Long Way Down by is the latest film adaptation of one of Nick Hornby’s books. This time, it’s adapted for the screen by Jack Thorne and directed by Pascal Chaumeil, a French director probably best known in the States for Heart Breaker with Patrick Dempsey.
The film centers around four people who meet by chance, when they all wind up on the roof of a skyscraper on New Year’s Eve intending to kill themselves, and deeply meaningful hilarity presumably ensues. Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots star as the four strangers, with Rosamund Pike (who also appeared in the Hornby-scripted An Education) and Sam Neill as Poots’s father.
It all looks a little cutesy here in the trailer, but presumably there are some darker moments waiting, unadvertised, within.
The film opens in the UK in March; there is no US release date yet.
Join Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper), Joe Dunn (Joe Loves Crappy Movies) and myself as we talk about Jack Reacher, Helix, and Darwyn Cooke’s latest Parker adaptation, Slayground, TONIGHT at 9pm — THROUGH THIS LINK.
Only $10/month patrons and up can “call in” (you should already have your invites), but anyone else can listen/watch!