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Friday, June 29, 2007

DC Rock Club: Film Notes

As you know, we are quite the cineastes here at DC Rock Club. Here's a few upcoming movies that look like they could be worth seeing.

(1) Control: mentioned this one here. Biopic of Joy Division.

(2) This Is England: young boy growing up in England in the early 1980s. A look into English skinhead culture with a cool ska/Northern Soul soundtrack. I have a inside Hollywood big-time contact who gave me a copy of this one, which is not out yet. So, for once, Rock Club can scoop everyone else with a review, once we watch it. Here's a clip:

(3) Persepolis: animated movie based on a graphic novel about Iran and the fall of the Shah, and the government of the mullahs that followed. The theme is inherently rock-related: young kids chafing against authority. Graphic novels are boss. The most insightful book I ever read about the Yugoslavian Wars of the 1990s was a graphic novel entitled Safe Area Gorazde, by Joe Sacco.

Here's a clip from Persepolis. The cover of "Eye of the Tiger" by itself makes me want to see this:

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