Posts Tagged ‘Go Quiet’

The Slate: Twilight, Jean-Luc Godard and Mountain Goats

March 17, 2010

Gus van Sant, Sofia Coppola, Bill Condon … are any of them crazy enough to say “yes” to directing an installment of Twilight: Breaking Dawn? Probably not. Y’know, van Sant just might do it. (EW)

The line-up of this year’s 32nd Cinema du Reel Film Festival in Paris will include Godard/Mieville’s The Old Place and Reportage Amateur, as well as Richard Dindo’s promising Gaugin in Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. Fest kicks off on March 18. (Cineuropa)

Speaking of Godard: “His devotion to the concept of the archive—including archival footage—is based in a sense of the object’s relic-like, totemic power that transcends evocation and memory to achieve a quasi-metaphysical incarnation of the past that restores its force through mythopoetic power, through the fact of its iconic contact with the past.” Right. (The Front Row)

Rian Johnson’s Life of the World to Come, starring the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, is released on DVD on Record Store Day, sounds a lot like that Jonsi doc, Go Quiet. (Pitchfork)


Trailerama: Go Quiet

March 4, 2010

Sigur Ros fans will know their lead singer Jonsi has a solo album, Go, arriving in the shops soon. To promote it, he’s cooked up this unusual live concert documentary with Dean DeBlois, director of the Icelandic band’s tourfilm Heima and–believe it or not–kiddies favorite Lilo & Stitch. Must be an uber-fan. The conceit of this doc is Jonsi performs Go in its entire, in his living room, in an acoustic style. The end results look a lot more intense than you’d expect. Here’s a taster. [Reader’s voice: “Doesn’t sound very ‘acoustic,’ does it?” Squally: “No.”]