BY MATTHEW STRAUSS AND NOAH YOO VIA PITCHFORK
The soundtrack for T2 Trainspotting—Danny Boyle’s sequel to his cult classic film from 1996—has been announced. The soundtrack opens with the Prodigy’s new remix of Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life”—the song used for the ’96 film’s iconic opening sequence. In addition, the T2 soundtrack closes with a new Underworld song called “Slow Slippy.” It’s an updated version of “Born Slippy .NUXX,” another song crucial to the original film.
VIA THE ALLEN GINSBERG PROJECT
Photo: Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, and Peter Orlovsky. Credit: Getty images
Celebrating Herbert Huncke‘s birthday. “Godfather of the Beats”, he would have been one-hundred-and-two! – See here for our posting on the occasion of his Centennial. Today, courtesy of our friend Laki Vazakas , footage of the great story-teller, raconteur, recorded in New York, at the Chelsea Hotel, February 7, 1994. Evoking the notion of “the invisible body”, Huncke recounts and recalls his time in India, witnessing the burning ghats.
BY MAYA RAJAMANI VIA DNAINFO
Stepping into Gerald DeCock’s penthouse studio at the legendary Chelsea Hotel is like stepping into Wonderland, filmmaker Delfine Paolini says. When Paolini, 28, learned redevelopment would be forcing the longtime hotel resident and artist out of the apartment he’s embellished with gold leaf, paint and a myriad of trinkets over the years, she set out to document it.
The result is “222,” a short, “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired film shot inside DeCock’s apartment at the hotel on West 23rd Street.
BY JEREMY GORDON VIA SPIN
Congratulations to Iggy Pop, who was nominated for his first ever Golden Globe award this morning. Iggy, along with Danger Mouse, got a nod for penning the theme song for “Gold,” from the upcoming Matthew McConaughey movie Gold. It’s up in the category for Best Original Song. The nominees generally don’t perform at the Golden Globes, but it could be on the shortlist to get an Oscar nod. Shirtless Iggy Pop flailing about on stage the Oscars sounds like very good television.
BY MICHAEL DESIARDIN VIA USA TODAY
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BY SHELDON PEARCE VIA PITCHFORK
Rami Malek (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images), Freddie Mercury (Graham Wiltshire/Getty Images)
Rami Malek, who won an Emmy this year for his performance as Elliot in the USA hacker drama “Mr. Robot,” will play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, The Guardian reports. Sacha Baron Cohen had previously been cast in the role, before he abandoned the project, citing creative differences with the band. Queen’s Brian May disputed Cohen’s telling of events, saying, “Why would he go away and say that we didn’t want to make a gritty film? Are we the kind of people who have ever ducked from the truth? I don’t think so.” May and bandmate Roger Taylor are music producers on the biopic, which has been in production for almost a decade. The Bryan Singer-directed film is set to begin filming early next year.
BY GLENN KENNY VIA NY TIMES
Photo George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” (1968) has been restored and will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art on Nov. 5 as part of its annual restoration and preservation festival, “To Save and Project.” Credit Night of the Living Dead LLC, via Image Ten
When “Night of the Living Dead” opened in 1968, mostly in grindhouse theaters, Vincent Canby of The New York Times dismissed it in a three-sentence review as “a grainy little movie acted by what appear to be nonprofessional actors, who are besieged in a farmhouse by some other nonprofessional actors who stagger around, stiff-legged, pretending to be flesh-eating ghouls.” He said the filmmakers were “some people in Pittsburgh.”
As it happened, “Living Dead” followed a trajectory rare in American film: Partly fueled by other, more scandalized reviews (including one by a young Roger Ebert, in Reader’s Digest), it went on to cult success, and two years later was recognized as being sufficiently artful to be placed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Its influence, particularly on the now nearly ubiquitous subgenre of zombie horror (“The Walking Dead” on TV, and the movies “28 Days Later,” “World War Z” and “Shaun of the Dead”) is broadly recognized.
BY AIMEE MURILLO VIA OC Weekly
Wherever you believe the sound of punk originated from, you cannot disagree that the primal energy generally associated with punk performance was invented by Iggy Pop in the late 1960s. Pop’s crazed vocals, public nudity, self-inflicted wounds, aggression toward the audience (he’d often flip off and berate the crowd) and creation of the stage dive divided the barrier between performer and audience in an era when even “rebellious” peace and love music was commodified and controlled for the masses. As innovators of a new sound and musical approach, at odds with the counterculture model of hippies and Woodstock, where did Iggy and the Stooges fit in?
The Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards have announced their nominations for 2016. In the category of Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary they nominated Brendan Toller’s Danny Says, and Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger.
There are 13 other categories that you can
read all about here via at THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
But this is the category of interest to us here at PKM. Good luck to all.
MOST COMPELLING LIVING SUBJECT OF A DOCUMENTARY
Danny Fields – Danny Says (Magnolia/Outre Films)
Iggy Pop – Gimme Danger (Magnolia/Amazon)
“Come On And Dress Me, Dress Me, Dress Me In My Finest Array,
Cause In Case You Haven’t Heard, Today Is Doe-Me-Doe Day!”
By Brian Kramer
“The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T” was the first Dr. Seuss film that was ever made and it was a live action feature, believe it or not. It wasn’t “The Grinch who Stole Christmas,” as most people think. And it is also the only feature film Dr Seuss ever wrote.