Captain Grunge Flies Again!
The first trailer
for Gus Van Sant’s “Last Days” has just been posted (with sub-titles). “Last Days” is inspired by the tortured final days in the life of Kurt Cobain. Of the film, Van Sant says, “There are a lot of hypotheses about what happened, but I don't know of any full eyewitness account, just tiny momentary ones. Everyone has a different opinion, but there's not one true, authoritative account. He was just kind of missing." Much like the Cobain biography “Heavier than Heaven,” the film takes the stance that Kurt, who has grown increasingly uncomfortable with his fame, is resigned to his death, not accelerated into it by a chain of events concluding with his suicide. Leonardo look-alike Michael Pitt
(“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) plays the lead role, with Asia Argento
playing the Courtney Love
-like character. And here’s a good article
about the film.
posted by mannythedog
on Apr 14, 2005 -
Live From Nowhere Near You
is the name of a benefit CD created in the Northwest by Kevin Moyer and over 75 musicians. Professional contributors include Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, director Gus Van Sant (singing/guitar), Squirrel Nut Zippers and more.
Might make a great Christmas present.
See also related Billboard story
posted by Twang
on Oct 31, 2003 -