There are Asian as well as African influences in your work, and you contributed music to the soundtrack for Bernardo Bertolucci’s film The Last Emperor. Was your wife instrumental in any of this?She turned me on more to the various theatrical forms over there, but I was pretty much already on my way. Appropriately enough, the big suit for Stop Making Sense came from a drawing I did on a napkin in Japan. We were having dinner with a clothing designer, and I was thinking out loud, saying, “We’re going to tour again,” and wondering what kind of clothing to wear onstage. And he said, “Well, you know what they say about the theater: Onstage everything has to be bigger.” I said, “Okay, that’s perfect.” So, to me, the implied story of that whole show was of this man who frees himself from his demons and finds release and salvation in his big suit. He lives in the uniform of his job. And just like Mr. Jones, he manages to not let that … [Read more...] about David Byrne: Rock Master of Multicultural Sound
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MIDDLETON: Episode 8 was fascinating because it’s core to one of the story points of the original Watchmen, which is Doctor Manhattan’s perception of time, and what the purpose of life is, if you know where the ending of your story is, and how you create meaning in life, which is a lot of what the meditations of existence are that he deals with as a character. It was sort of unexpected that you would find out that this episode would be integral to his romance with Angela, and also what he was trying to experience and why. Because if you’re familiar with the original comic, he leaves at the end, to try and create life, which turns out to be the life on Europa in our story. … [Read more...] about ‘Watchmen’ DP Gregory Middleton On Tackling Series’ Black-And-White Episode & Crafting Distinct Looks For Its Myriad Worlds
You’d normally be hard-pressed to find a link between color guards – those tween-to-teen troupes who do military-style dance routines involving waving flags and spinning rifles – hipster rock/EDM bands and micro-indie regional documentarians; a microscope used to be required to view the Venn diagram overlap. Enter David Byrne, an artist who’s never found a bunch of disparate elements he couldn’t turn into a creative goulash, and who became a fan of the Middle-America past time after a group asked to use his music for a routine. The former Talking Head decided to check out a regional competition and then fell down the rabbit hole. The next step, he thought, was to pair musicians (St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys) with a handful of these youngsters and have them work together. If he could eventually gather everyone together for a few marathon concerts in Toronto and Brooklyn, all the better. … [Read more...] about ‘Contemporary Color’ Review: It’s the ‘Stop Making Sense’ of Color Guard Rock Docs
Wells Fargo’s Jennifer Fritzsche in a June 23 report also expressed confidence in Comcast, which she rates at “overweight,” despite a recent acceleration of pay TV subscriber losses. After all, broadband and other businesses have risen in importance in the age of cord-cutting. “We believe Comcast’s cable segment is continuing to benefit from the lifestyle changes brought about by COVID-19 (i.e., work from home, bandwidth demand increases, home entertainment),” she argued. “Given the cable business represents 70 percent-plus of consolidated earnings (before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), performance here is the needle mover.” On the NBCUniversal side of the company, particularly film and theme parks, “the negative near-term impact will be better than feared,” Fritzsche added. “Media being ‘less bad’ could be a positive catalyst for the shares as we believe the fear (investors had for these … [Read more...] about Which Struggling Hollywood Stocks Have an Upside This Year?
On logistical and creative levels, Collins gained a greater understanding of how to produce the show, after attending New York’s “humongous” Porcelain Ball with showrunners Jane Mun and Josh Greenberg. “[There were] thousands of people waiting in line from 3:00 in the afternoon. The ball didn’t even start until 9:00, and it went until 5:00 AM. So, we were there, our feet bleeding at hour four, and we realized how complex the balls are. There’s literally hundreds of categories, and one category bleeds into the next,” he explains. “One category is more dance, versus more runway, which is all the various elements of voguing—there’s five that make it up. So, we really had to figure out, how do we showcase all of the important pieces, and also cram it all into an hour, and not lose the beauty of the ball, and the absolute joy that you feel when you come to a real ball?” … [Read more...] about David Collins Places “Beautiful, Bright Spotlight” On World Of Ballroom With HBO Max’s ‘Legendary’