Monday, September 26, 2005

What have you been listening to, reading and watching?

Cross-Blog Question

Doug, how was Franz Ferdinand? Were you pleased with your decision?

Scorsese/Dylan Review
A compelling piece, that will make you want to watch tonight's No Direction Home even more, in the Washington Post.
Perhaps only a director of Scorsese's caliber could have produced not just a fascinating portrait of Dylan's meteoric rise but a vivid social history and an obliquely witty examination of the packaging and marketing of the folk craze in the 1960s (some scenes seem plucked directly from Christopher Guest's satire "A Mighty Wind").
We'll miss him byyyy that much
Don Adams, who gave me endless childhood laughs as Maxwell Smart, agent 86, has died at the age of, maybe, 82.

Weekend Box Office
1. Flight Plan
2. Corpse Bride
3. Just Like Heaven
4. Roll Bounce
5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Let's all go and see Nicholas Cage's Lord of War (coming in at #6). I own stock in Lions Gate Films.

Scorsese's Dylan Film starts tonight on PBS
The long-awaited (by me anyway) Bob Dylan documentary made by Martin Scorsese is a 2-parter that starts tonight on PBS. Part 2 is tomorrow. Check your local listings - it's 8 pm here in Nashville. Scorsese already made one of the best rock documentaries ever, "The Last Waltz." "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" promises to be less contemporaneous footage and more archive, but should be fabulous. It replays at midnight here if you miss it the first time around.

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