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The Director's Chair => David Lynch => Topic started by: Ravi on March 14, 2011, 02:28:18 PM

Title: Duran Duran concert
Post by: Ravi on March 14, 2011, 02:28:18 PM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/david-lynch-will-direct-a-duran-duran-concert,53120/

David Lynch will direct a Duran Duran concert
by Sean O'Neal March 14, 2011

American Express’ “Unstaged” performance series has given us some rather inspired band and filmmaker pairings thus far—The National and D.A. Pennebaker, Arcade Fire and Terry Gilliam—but somehow those pale in comparison to David Lynch and Duran Duran. The Lynch-helmed video of Duran Duran’s concert is the first film project we’ve heard of in a while from the increasingly music-minded director, and also one of the strangest given that Lynch’s tastes tend to run toward the less, um, Duran Duran-like. Still, keyboardist Nick Rhodes believes their respective styles are a perfect fit, saying, “He works completely outside of the system, and that's what we try to do.” The system said, “The definition of ‘reflex’ is an involuntary response to stimulus,” and Duran Duran was like, “No way, system. The reflex is an only child—he’s waiting in the park. The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark.” It’s just that sort of status quo-bucking, unsettling surrealism that we expect Lynch will tease out of the band’s songs when it streams live from L.A.’s Mayan Theatre on March 23, when we'll also learn that "Girls On Film" is a metaphor for how movie stardom is a form of prostitution.
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: MacGuffin on March 17, 2011, 06:49:10 PM
Trailer here. (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/17/heres-a-trailer-for-the-david-lynch-duran-duran-project/)
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: P Heat on March 18, 2011, 01:06:14 PM
GOT dammit Lynch. he needs to get off his music/lazy digital film making (Inland empire could of been better) period already  :yabbse-angry:

would like to see him return to form
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: Pozer on March 18, 2011, 02:21:26 PM
author=P Heat

when i glance down at recent posts on the main page i keep thinking P has posted about Heat the movie or something, lols.
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: modage on March 18, 2011, 04:09:43 PM
author=P Heat

when i glance down at recent posts on the main page i keep thinking P has posted about Heat the movie or something, lols.

Me too. Too confusing.
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: P Heat on March 18, 2011, 06:13:42 PM
tooo bad lol   :yabbse-grin:

I been a fan of both the film and my home basketball team for years
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: ono on March 23, 2011, 08:27:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/DuranDuranVEVO - Starts in less than 3 hours, I think.
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: P Heat on March 23, 2011, 08:52:42 PM
It's streaming now.

it was OK. Lynch Still knows how to use black and white  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: MacGuffin on May 16, 2013, 09:20:12 AM
Duran Duran concert film snapped up at Cannes
Source: WENN

Duran Duran's 2011 concert film, which was directed by David Lynch, has become one of the first big success stories of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Arclight Films executives have snapped up the international rights to Duran Duran Unstaged and plan to launch it during the festival in France, which began on Wednesday.

The band was filmed by the Twin Peaks director performing at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles as part of an online concert streaming initiative. The footage aired the same night as the gig, but it has not been seen since.

Arclight Films managing director Gary Hamilton tells WENN, "We're honored to be representing this unique film, and working with such an incredible team of entertainment industry professionals, whose artistic endeavors have had such a profound effect on people all over the world.

"Duran Duran Unstaged is a breakthrough in moviemaking. It's an experience that marries the arts of film and music in a distinctly creative and refreshing manner that will appeal to audiences worldwide."

Talking about filming the concert, which featured Mark Ronson, Gerard Way, Kelis and Beth Ditto, director Lynch says, "The idea was to try and create, on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage. (It was) a world of experimentation and some happy accidents."
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: 03 on May 16, 2013, 09:37:04 AM
i saw duran duran in 2011, in alabama, im assuming thats not going to be in the film
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: MacGuffin on May 16, 2013, 10:09:48 AM
i saw duran duran in 2011, in alabama, im assuming thats not going to be in the film

They don't take requests.
Title: Re: Duran Duran concert
Post by: 03 on May 16, 2013, 03:05:00 PM
Tells me aboudit! They didn't play rio til the end