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]
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.