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Ray Manzarek's Book About Jim Morrison Faking His Death Is Being Turned Into A Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 10, 2011 2:30 AM
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This writer would certainly rather watch something or read about the history of The Doors than actually listen to them, the band's history, and particularly that of charismatic front-man Jim Morrison providing enough material for Oliver Stone to make his 1991 biopic, "The Doors" (even if it's a rather lesser entry in the director's ouevre). Two decades on, it seems that another Morrison-centered project may be heading to the big screen, one that actually comes from one of his bandmates, no less, and one taking a more fantastical look at the musician.

Badly Drawn Boy To Reunite With Paul Weitz To Score 'Another Bullshit Night In Suck City'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 9, 2011 1:00 AM
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Cliff Martinez To Score Nicholas Jarecki's 'Arbitrage'After successfully collaborating for the Hugh Grant/Nicholas Hoult-led drama "About A Boy," singer-songwriter Damon Gough -- better known by his stage name, Badly Drawn Boy -- has re-teamed with helmer Paul Weitz for his upcoming adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoirs "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City."

Anton Corbijn To Direct Coldplay Concert Webcast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 6, 2011 5:31 AM
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Longtime rock band photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn waited until relatively late in his career to try his hand at feature filmmaking. His first effort was the austere Ian Curtis biopic "Control," which he followed up last year with the masterful assassin tale "The American." However, it seems like big screen movies aren't quite a comfortable fit for the helmer. Last fall he admitted he may only have one more film left in him, and that may be an adaptation of John le Carré‘s political thriller "A Most Wanted Man," which he signed for back in June. Not much has been heard on that front since, but Corbijn is still plenty busy. Before he gets to that film, Arts Beat report he'll team with Coldplay and helm their upcoming concert webcast for the American Express Unstaged series.

Watch: Charming 'Arthur Christmas' Trailer Courts Hipsters With Use Of Vampire Weekend

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 5, 2011 9:20 AM
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Hey, there Ivy League student. Going home for the holidays and have to do something with your younger brother or sister? If you like Vampire Weekend, then "Arthur Christmas" might be the movie you can both enjoy! Jokes.

Arcade Fire Video Director Chris Milk & Megan Ellison To Turn Danger Mouse Album 'Rome' Into Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 5, 2011 1:45 AM
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With music videos being the background of filmmakers as disparate as Spike Jonze and Michael Bay, it's always worth keeping an eye on who's coming up in that world, and a few months ago, we picked five who seemed the most likely to break out. One was Chris Milk, an artist who's combined more traditional clips for people like Kanye West and Modest Mouse with boundary-pushing interactive videos. That Arcade Fire clip from last year, the Google Chrome one for "We Used To Wait," where it showed your childhood home on Google Maps? That was him.

Hear About 4 Minutes Of 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Score While Watching Razor Poster Get Made

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2011 12:59 PM
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Update: A new international trailer for "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" has also landed. It's essentially a re-edit of the lengthier domestic trailer but does have some brief glimpses of new footage. Watch below. [via ComingSoon]

Pink To Star In Sex Addiction Dramedy 'Thanks For Sharing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 10:21 AM
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Patrick Fugit Rounds Out The CastMark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwenyth Paltrow, Joely Richardson, Josh Gad and...Pink? Oops sorry, Alecia Moore. That's the name the pop singer is going by for her first major part in a leading film and yes, Class 5 Films and Olympus Pictures announced today that she has joined the upcoming sex addiction dramedy "Thanks For Sharing."

'Real Steel' Soundtrack Features New Tracks By 50 Cent & Timbaland; Tunes By Beastie Boys & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 3:45 AM
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The rock 'em, sock 'em futuristic fighting robot movie "Real Steel" swings into theaters this weekend, and tomorrow the soundtrack will drop with some tunes to get you pumped for the pugilistic pic.

Kylie Minogue Has A Role In 'Holly Motors' The New Film By Leos Carax Starring Juliette Binoche

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2011 2:23 AM
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While Kylie Minogue rose to worldwide fame thanks to the breakout album Fever, whose smash hit "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" finally brought the singer the kind of stateside notice Aussie and Europe audiences had already showered on the singer, what many don't know is that before Minogue strutted her stuff on stages around the world, she got her start as an actress. And for those down under, she is still just as well known for her role on the long running soap opera "Neighbours." Well, it seems Minogue is taking an earnest stride back into her first profession (and yes, she has taken roles here and there over the years, most notably in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge").

NYFF ‘11 Review: Scorsese's George Harrison 'Material World' Doc Is A Moving & Striking Portrait

  • By The Playlist
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  • October 1, 2011 8:11 AM
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Rock 'n' roll and Academy-Award-winning Italian American filmmaker Martin Scorsese are inextricably linked. After decades of creating striking pictures soundtracked to the likes of the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and the Phil Spector-produced Girl Group strut and constructing documentaries about some of the biggest giants in contemporary music -- Bob Dylan ("No Direction Home:Bob Dylan"), The Band ("The Last Waltz") and the Stones ("Shine a Light") -- Scorsese finally turned his gaze to one titan in rock he had yet to cross paths with, The Beatles. Or more specifically in this case, the enigmatic "quiet" Beatle, George Harrison (though trainspotters will note that "What Is Life" is briefly featured in "Goodfellas").

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