Director Andrew Slater’s documentary Echo in the Canyon starts off with Jakob Dylan asking Tom Petty who to properly pronounce the Rickenbacker guitar. It’s an amusing opener, as Petty strums a bit before jokingly tells the viewer that the rest will cost too much. Actually, Echo in the Canyon is a priceless and value added look at the merging of folk and rock, a blend that was honed and crafted up in the hills of Laurel Canyon, California. Petty, who passed in 2017, was a fan of that era, and he is just one of the many reasons to check out the documentary.
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In theaters June 5, Love & Mercy centers on the life of Brian Wilson, the creative leader of the Beach Boys and one of music’s most revered artists. During this week’s press conference for Love & Mercy, I asked director Bill Pohlad about effectively capturing Wilson’s iconic (and inspiring) Pet Sounds Sessions.
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Hitting theaters June 4, Love & Mercy centers of the life of Beach Boys member Brian Wilson (played by Paul Dano and John Cusack), the mastermind behind one of rock’s most seminal albums Pet Sounds.
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“The hardest thing when you’re documenting is where do you cut,” said director Denny Tedesco, who started editing his documentary The Wrecking Crew in 2006. Of the 75 subjects Tedesco interviewed, 29 made it into his film’s final cut.
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