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Video: Trailer for Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind

This trailer popped up last month, but I just got around to seeing it. MOS DEF stars (and, I suppose, so does Jack Black). Derivative isn’t such a dirty word? [Laughing Squid]

Notes on the Juno soundtrack

If you’re feeling execrable. I mean local. Well, “local.”

Outstanding movie/music blog The Playlist offers up a goldmine of info on the soundtrack for the Diablo Cody flick Juno, which stars, of course, Michael Cera.

Acts assembled for your listening pleasure include Cat Power, Belle and Sebastian (note this post’s killer lede), Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground and etc. Also: Moldy Peaches.

To go to: Kimya Dawson’s livejournal and Diablo Cody’s blog [NSFW].

Audio: song from Star Wars: The Musical

From Halo: The Ballet to Star Wars: The Musical.

CHANTY. Scary nerdiness, indeed.

Here is the audio file for “Mourning Ben” for your listening pleasure. [Metafilter]

Video: Trailer for “Juno”

Video: Fargo Yeah! – Fargo in under two minutes

The execrable local: Everyone knows it’s spelled “yah.”


The local: Cinematical interviews Diablo Cody

Cinematical interviews screenwriter and former Minneapolite Diablo Cody at Telluride about her movie, Juno.

Cody: ” I didn’t have a manicure until I was, like, 25!”

Vintage video: The 1895 Dickson Experimental Sound Film

There are a lot of WORDS in this video (which I should now note, is a potentially interesting cross-platform, a-contextual, medium-bending use of YouTube), but the moving pictures start at just about the 1:00 mark. This is supposedly the first live film with recorded sound, and shows William Dickson playing a violin into a giant phonograph – along with two guys dancing.

(There’s a thorough explanation of the project on the YouTube page.)

Heather Graham sings

Also, it said she once in a while “acts.” To be confirmed.

Song is called “The Hanging Tree,” from her indie movie Broken. [Pop Candy]

Great World of Sound

From BuzzFeed comes the trailer for the Great World of Sound, a reality-bending mockumentary (if you must) about the music industry.

There are beards, and there are good reviews both.

Japanese trailer for Kurt Cobain doc “About a Son”

I don’t speak Japanese. At all. But there is some bad language. You have been warned.

Another trailer for the movie came out at the end of last year.

Speaking of Joy Division’s Control by Anton Corbijn

Paul Smith and Peter Saville teamed up to launch a movie t-shirt. Yes. A movie t-shirt celebrated, and LAUNCHED. And sold out. [Golden Fiddle]

Also, Threadless tees for $10 each. NO JOY DIVISION CONNECTIONS. But at least you can rock the frog.

Shine a Light: Scorsese’s Rolling Stones doc’s trailer

The trailer has arrived for Martin Scorsese’s documentary on the Rolling Stones, “Shine a Light.” [via]

Boomer musico-cinematic nostalgia is so thick this summer, it’s palpable.

…and you’re so paid?

Faithful readers of The ListeNerd, flip on your webcams and greatly increase your daily caloric intakes: Starting at 2 AM Central time this Sunday casting for the role of Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace, aka Frank White, aka Big Poppa, aka The Notorious B.I.G. will begin. Those who wish to secure the title role in the forthcoming movie about the slain rapper can submit their videos to BiggieCasting.

An unknown will be cast in the primo role of Mr. Smalls. I will be happy to share my audition tape with anyone who submits his or her own. Thank you, and all the best in your future endeavours.

Tech / Tunes links 7.19.07 – The Day of the Long Shadows

*Where music and nerdity come together: The Dreamcast Guitar – the Frankensteinian mix of a gaming system and a guitar. [via]
*Warner Music pushes into the Chinese mobile market by partnering with Global Music International. Super-fun factoid: American Baby Boomers are obsessed with China. (No lie!) [via]
*The White Stripes play a surprise ONE NOTE show – SIDEWAYS! [via]
*Salon talks about Harry Potter-inspired Wizard Rock (which we covered at the day job years ago; and I still prefer the term Pott Rock). [via]
*M. Ward is making the leap into movies (well, briefly). He’s got a bit part in the forthcoming indie film The Go Getter. [via]
*Steve Reich has a MySpace page. And like 17k friends. That’s all. Just sayin’.