Ben Wheatley's Morals Stop Him from Acting Like His Characters
Nov 26 2012
Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with the directors Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski to make a three-part film called The Fourth Dimension. Now, Grolsch Film Works have a new website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
HERE'S THE TRAILER FOR 'BEAUTIFUL NOISE'
For fans of early ‘90s dream pop and shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, this essential-looking documentary couldn’t come any sooner. While we were intrigued when we first heard about it, it's fair to say, after seeing this trailer, we won't rest comfortably until we've seen it.
Aptly entitled Beautiful Noise, the documentary will focus on the evolution of the genre and focus primarily on the aforementioned kings of shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine, as well as showcasing acts such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteau Twins, Slowdive, Curve, Pale Saints, Chapterhouse, Lush, Swervedriver and Ride. Are you a fan of any of those?
THERE'S AN N.W.A. BIOPIC IN THE WORKS
There must already be a biopic on legendary L.A. rap group N.W.A., right? …Wrong. There was, a while back, a decent VH1 documentary on them called The World’s Most Dangerous Rap Group (you can watch it here) but other than that, there's been nothing substantial in the way of feature films. Until now, that is.
In the making since 2009, director F. Gary Gray (Friday, The Negotiator) seems to be revving up the pace of the film, which is named after the group’s seminal debut album, Straight Outta Compton. Universal Pictures are already eying it up, so presumably there's some tasty, fresh N.W.A. meat up in there to chew on.
AN INTERVIEW WITH BEN WHEATLEY
Last year, British director Ben Wheatley wowed audiences worldwide with his mind-bending occult chiller, Kill List. Changing gear somewhat, Wheatley then teamed up with Edgar Wright (as Executive Producer), Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (as writers and stars) to direct the hilarious black comedy Sightseers, which follows two lovebirds who embark on a murderous rampage through the Yorkshire Dales. We got the inside scoop from Mr. Wheatley himself.
TOP TEN RIDICULOUS MOVIE TITLES
The title of a film should be the icing on the cake of all the hard work; a catchy collection of words to capture the attention of the audience and sum up the essence of the work. Alas, it doesn’t always go to plan. Here are ten of our favourite crazy movie titles. Some are long-winded, some are hilarious, and others are just plain terrible. Enjoy.
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.
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