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James Murphy Scoring Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young,’ Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Tune Up New Viggo Mortensen Film

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 23, 2014 11:25 AM
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The line-up for the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival has been announced, and as usual, that means news of other creative types involved in some of your most anticipated films of the year. And usually, the reveals are music related. Yesterday’s announcements were not much different and unveiled a plethora of good talent involved in upcoming TIFF pictures.

Watch: LCD Soundsytem's James Murphy's Meditative Debut Short Film 'Little Duck' Plus Odd Future's Horror Movie

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 1, 2013 10:16 AM
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As anyone who saw the LCD Soundsystem concert doc “Shut Up And Play The Hits” can attest, frontman and producer James Murphy needs to stay busy to stay happy, and since the band's end in 2011, he's done just that: an acting role in Rick Alverson's caustic film “The Comedy”, a collaboration with Gorillaz and Andre 3000 for Converse, and producer on the Yeah Yeah Yeah's “Mosquito” and Arcade Fire's recent album “Reflektor.” But Murphy's also had his eye on directing as well, and now his debut short film has hit the web.

Exclusive: Jacques Audiard Says English-Language Western Might Be Next, Wants James Murphy To Write Songs For Musical Project

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 12, 2012 12:57 PM
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The emergence of French filmmaker Jacques Audiard on the world scene has been one of the great cinematic pleasures of the last decade or so. Although he's been in the business for years (winning the Cesar for best debut for 1994's "See How They Fall"), it was 2005's excellent "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" that really brought him to the attention of world audiences.

Full 3.5 Hour LCD Soundsystem Madison Square Garden Show Confirmed To Feature On 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' DVD

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 14, 2012 11:00 AM
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Eschewing the normal rock-doc mythmaking benchmarks for an intensely focused record of electro-rock outfit LCD Soundsystem’s final Madison Square Garden show, “Shut Up and Play The Hits” was indeed a hit when it first premiered at Sundance, as well as the one-night-only screenings held nationwide for the film’s release last month. However, most fans will be waiting for the Blu-ray/DVD release to catch up on what they missed at those quick screenings -- while fragments of the entire MSG concert were shown theatrically, audiences will be able to experience the whole thing on the home video release of the movie.

LCD Soundsystem Frontman James Murphy Could Have Taken A Major Role In Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 6, 2012 3:19 PM
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We were pretty much champing at the bit to see "The Corrections," an adaptation of the book by Jonathan Franzen, acclaimed by many as one of the greatest Great American Novels of the last couple of decades. Under the shepherding hand of super-producer Scott Rudin, with a home at quality-factory HBO, writer-director Noah Baumbach ("The Squid And The Whale," "Greenberg"), practically a perfect fit for the material, was bringing it together. And he rounded up a top-flight cast including Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Greta Gerwig and Rhys Ifans, with the prospect that the show would run for four seasons of ten episodes each.

James Murphy & 'Shut Up And Play The Hits' Filmmakers Say Full 4 Hour Madison Square Concert Will See The Light Of Day

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 26, 2012 12:01 PM
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We can't remember the last time a concert movie caused quite as much excitement as "Shut Up And Play The Hits." But given that the film is a document of the final gig of James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem, one of the most acclaimed bands of the last decade, it's easy to understand. Despite reaching a point where they were more successful than ever before, the dance-punk-glam-rock group, Murphy decided to call it a day while still on top, breaking up the band after two sold-out gigs at Madison Square Garden last April.

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