With but a week to go for Fantasporto, I just heard that Chan-wook Park (of Oldboy and several great others fame – though I’m not a particular enthusiast of Thirst) latest – and first English language – film is about to have its commercial premiere, after having been on display at Sundance.
Things look really good in the trailer, and the helping hand of the great Clint Mansell once again appears to play an important part on the final product.
Definitely one for the shortlist and one to be eagerly expected, despite the incomprehensibly late releasing date of May 3rd here in Portugal.
The bonus in the Boston Globe article? The links leading to the huge trove of pictures at the Library of Congress site.
In 1987, [Miles Davis] was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. Few of the guests appeared to know who he was. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he’d done with his life to merit an invitation. Straight-faced, Davis replied: “Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?