Our friends at Grolsch Film Works have a 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.
JEFF BUCKLEY FILM TRAILER LANDS
No, we're not talking about the reported Amy Berg film, Mystery White Boy, that still hasn't come to fruition. We're talking about Daniel Algrant's now complete, and rather brilliant-looking, Greetings From Tim Buckley, starring Penn Badgley as our boy Jeff.
Not the conventional biopic that will no doubt arrive soon, Algrant's film, billed as "the true story of the rise of Jeff Buckley", chronicles the days leading up to Jeff's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.
AN INTERVIEW WITH HARMONY KORINE
Harmony Korine may have missed out on spring break when he was younger due to his obsession with skateboarding, but he more than makes up for it now with his hilarious college-kid crime caper Spring Breakers. We sat down with the 40-year-old filmmaker to talk rappers, hairstyles, unfinished films and, of course, skateboarding’s influence on the director’s unique approach to filmmaking.
GFW: Hey Harmony.
Harmony Korine: I’m gonna stand up because I’ve been sitting down a lot today. I need to stand up. What was it about spring break that appealed to you as a filmmaker?
I kinda grew up around spring break culture, y’know, like those kids every year in high school who wanna drive down there and destroy things, burn motels, f*ck each other, do drugs, and then drive home and pretend like nothing ever happened. I thought it was a nice metaphor for the film and these girls and the characters.
THE WEEK IN GIFS
Léa Seydoux and Wes Anderson are besties now. Jealous? (source: http://paulcinnamon.tumblr.com)
Léa seems to have really impressed Wes on the set of the Prada Candy L'Eaux ads he co-directed with Roman Coppola, because he's cast her in his new project The Grand Budapest Hotel. I'm imagining she'll play some kind of delightful, adorable French vixen who runs around with balloons and rides bicycles. There will probably be some dancing.
TEN CRAZY MOVIE THEORIES
Was The Shining Stanley Kubrick's secret way of letting the world know he was involved in faking the moon landings? Or is it all a metaphor for the Holocaust or the genocide of the Native Americans? It's true that the beauty of a really great piece of cinema is its ability to open itself up to an entire universe of personal meanings and readings. However, just like the people behind Room 237, these crazy movie theories might just make you wonder if people have too much time on their hands…
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.