Saturday, May 26, 2007

Here's a Movie I'd Really Like to See

A new documentary about the life of Joe Strummer has opened over in England. I'm not sure if it is out yet here in the US. The film is called The Future is Unwritten, and it looks fascinating.

Joe Strummer was a guitarist and front man for one of my all-time favorite rock bands, the Clash, who helped me define my youth.

As I have written before, I remain a Strummer fan. He was at the heart of the great Punk Rock explosion of the 1970s, but he transcended that genre; he was a classic rock rebel and cultural revolutionary.

I think it is telling that one of his last recordings was a duet with Johnny Cash, singing Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."

I still carry Joe Strummer's voice in my head. It seems comfortable there with Jerry's guitar sound.

Will we see this film down at Movies at Midway? Or will there remain three screens of Spiderman 3?

2 comments:

bill said...

Thanks. I hadn't heard about this one. It looks really good. The Clash helped me get through my first couple of years of college.

Somehow I suspect that we'll have to wait to it comes out on DVD or travel outside of Delaware to watch the film on a big screen.

Gentle Jones said...

yeah i'm looking forward to this one too!

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