And other news about movies over at Grolsch Film Works.
Earlier this year, VICE Films and Grolsch Film Works teamed up with 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.SPIKE LEE'S MICHAEL JACKSON DOCUMENTARY
Spike Lee has been labouring over a documentary on the late Michael Jackson to coincide with the release of Bad 25, a double-disc CD featuring MJ's original Bad album plus a load of demos and remixes and all the usual sort of shit you get on 25th anniversary re-releases. However, Lee’s documentary, which is currently in its final phase of post-production, is actually looking quite good. You can see a snippet from it above.
WILLIAM FRIEDKIN INTERVIEW
The director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, William Friedkin, has returned with a dark humoured, neo-noir film called Killer Joe. Grolsch Film Works hang out with him recently and discussed the film, its star Matthew McConaughey and Friedkin's views on the current Hollywood scene.
FILMS ABOUT MUSIC FESTIVALS AKA EVERYONE LOVES LISTS
Apparently, Wes Anderson has just asked Johnny Depp, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Angela Lansbury (of Murder She Wrote) to take part in his new film. Which is pretty exciting, so Grolsch Film Works thought it'd be fun to go back and analyse the best scene from Anderson's third film, The Royal Tenenbaums. In case you haven't seen it, the story focused on a dysfunctional family of child geniuses thrown back together following the unexpected return of their rascally (and supposedly dying) father Royal (Gene Hackman). Possibly Its most memorable scene was the shocking attempted suicide of one of the main characters, Richie, played by Luke Wilson. Here it is dissected.
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CRAZY DOCS AKA EVERYONE STILL REALLY LOVES LISTS
The Imposter (which tells the story of a French con artist who sneaks his way into a Texan family by posing as their long-lost child) might be the strangest film you see this year; A testament to the notion that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction – actually it almost always is. To celebrate, here's a top ten of extraordinary documentaries.
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