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13 items from 2009

Julien Temple really gets the Kinks

9 December 2009 6:29 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Music documentary-maker Julien Temple is to turn his attention to the sibling spats of Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks in a new film

Julien Temple, the director of Sex Pistols documentaries The Great Rock'n' Roll Swindle and The Filth and the Fury, is planning to shoot a feature film about Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks. To be titled You Really Got Me, the movie will focus on the "extraordinary love-hate relationship" between the brothers, which often resulted in legendary on-stage and off-stage spats. It will also examine the development of the band's sound, from the tough r'n'b of their mid 60s period, to their later fascination with music-hall and rock opera.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Temple said: "Love/hate, sibling rivalry is at the core. I think it's a very rich social, cultural nexus around the Kinks. Their story is the untold story of all those big bands of the 1960s. »

- Ben Child

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Sex Pistols director working on Kinks film

4 December 2009 11:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A movie about The Kinks has been confirmed to go into production. Under the working title of You Really Got Me, the film will explore the turbulent relationship between bandmates and brothers Ray and Dave Davies on their rise to fame in the '60s. Directed by music video helmer Julien Temple, who has previously made documentaries about the Sex Pistols and Glastonbury, frontman Ray will also be involved in the project. (more) »

- By Oli Simpson

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Oil City Confidential Trailer Online

4 December 2009 6:55 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Nothing to do with Al Gore – Oil City was what Essex’s Canvey Island was renamed to make it seem a bit more American, more rock ‘n roll, and there’s little more rock ‘n roll than Dr Feelgood, the R&B “punk before punk” band who hit number 1 in the album charts but imploded just before the Sex Pistols went massive.Julien Temple’s documentary covers a band now mostly lost to music history, but who left such an impact that there’s still a Dr Feelgood band touring today with none of the original members. Wilko Johnson – the charismatic guitarist whose departure in 1977 arguably led to the band’s demise – is interviewed alongside members of The Clash, Blondie and the Sex Pistols to paint a picture of 70s England and the greatest British band that nearly was.Oil City Confidential is out on 2 February. »

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Kinks Biopic For Julien Temple

2 December 2009 11:04 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As you trudge the Christmas streets trying to find this year's shopping list, amid all the Slade and the Wizzard you might be lucky enough to hear The Kinks' Father Christmas ("When I was small I believed in Santa Claus, though I knew it was my dad..."). It's a typical example of one of the band's signature styles: total Englishness, but a bit dark and a bit funny. And hopefully that'll also be the template for Julien Temple's You've Really Got Me, currently being prepared by the director in cahoots with Kinks main man Ray Davies.The film will focus on the band's formation and influences, as well as the infamously fractious relationship between Ray and his brother Dave: "love/hate sibling rivalry is the core," Temple told Screen Daily.No cast details yet, or indeed a script: Davies and Temple are hammering out the narrative direction and the tone before writing starts. »

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The Kinks Get a Biopic

2 December 2009 6:45 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

The Kinks will soon have us! The English rock band (aka the dudes behind the song "You Really Got Me") are getting a feature biopic. ScreenDaily reports that British director Julien Temple is collaborating with frontman Ray Davies on a film that will focus on the relationship between Ray and fellow bandmate and brother Dave Davies. The two were the only steady members of the band, and as Temple explains: "At the heart of [the feature] is the extraordinary love-hate relationship between these two brothers: love/hate, sibling rivalry is at the core."

Right now Temple and Davies are sussing out the approach before any screenplay is started. Of course, that also means that there is no cast yet, but Temple will require the actors to be able to play The Kinks music: "I think you would want to have the music played by the actors ... that is believable and real while miming is problematic. »

- Monika Bartyzel

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Julien Temple Planning Kinks Biopic

2 December 2009 5:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By ScreenDaily

British director Julien Temple is plotting a feature film about legendary British band The Kinks. You’ve Really Got Me will be produced by Jeremy Thomas.

The film will focus on the intense relationship between brothers Ray and Dave Davies, who formed the band in North London in 1964, and will explore how The Kinks drew on the music hall tradition as well as rock and roll to create their sound. Temple is collaborating on the project with Ray Davies on the film’s approach before a work begins in a screenplay.

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- Brent Lang

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Sex Pistols and Joe Strummer Documentarian Julien Temple to Dramatize History of The Kinks

2 December 2009 11:02 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Before he fathered the young actress Juno Temple, filmmaker Julien Temple became known for music videos and films like The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle, in which he looked at the Sex Pistols from manager Malcolm McLaren's point of view. Pistols singer John Lydon decried much of Swindle as put-on bullshit spun by McLaren, but there's no denying the film's weird potency. Hell, I even like Absolute Beginners, the bizarro mid-'80s musical Temple directed, featuring David Bowie. And Temple's Joe Strummer: the Future is Unwritten, a 2007 documentary about the former Clash bandleader, is great. What will the filmmaker do with the story of The Kinks? Temple is working now with founder Ray Davies to come up with an angle for a feature film called You've Really Got Me. Screen Daily has all the details, and notes that while there's no script yet, "the film will focus on the intense relationship »

- Russ Fischer

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Julien Temple doc to get special screening

2 December 2009 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London -- Julien Temple's music doc "Oil City Confidential" is lined up to rock the aisles in theaters in a one-off deal that heralds the beginnings of an all-singing all-dancing digital distribution age.

Temple's movie, which centers on the Brit R&B band Dr Feelgood, will platform in theaters via British-based d-cinema integrator Arts Alliance Media (Aam) for one night in February next year.

Local theater goers across the country will be treated to a concert by original Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson and his band of ex-Blockhead musicians beamed live into digital screens from Koko in London, with a special red carpet introduction by Temple himself and a screening of the film.

The movie house event is also promising "special guests drawn from the directorial career" of Temple.

"Oil City" is the last film in Temple's trilogy on British music of the 1970s and is billed as a prequel »

- By Stuart Kemp

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Ira Glass & Julien Temple at Idfa: Have Fun, Break Rules

21 November 2009 2:36 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Serious movies with weighty international topics gave way to laughter (and even some tears) today after the Saturday skies cleared and the temperature warmed up a bit here in The Netherlands. British filmmaker Julien Temple sipped red wine while lecturing this afternoon at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) and earlier in the day American radio star Ira Glass drank from a can of Red Bull to counter jet lag at … »

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Julien Temple Goes for Fake!

4 November 2009 5:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Director Julien Temple is going to make Fake!. The film is going to tackle the story of art faker Elmyr de Hory. The book is written by notorious hoax biographer Clifford Irving.

The Fake! script was written by Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts). The film will shoot in Spain, France and Croatia.

Fake! follows an emotional triangle between the three main characters, the two fakers and Orson Welles.

"There's an element of To Catch a Thief about what they do. As becomes clear in his conversations with Welles, one of the most amazing illusions Elmyr maintained during all the years of his career as an art forger was that he was not a criminal and what he was doing was not a crime. He knew of course it was against the law but so was jaywalking or smoking a joint. What he did, unlike governments and politicians, »

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Julien Temple set for art forgery film

4 November 2009 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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Director Julien Temple is to take on the story of art faker Elmyr de Hory, written by the equally notorious hoax biographer Clifford Irving. Richard Gere played him in "The Hoax" in 2007.

Temple has pacted with U.K. based production and finance house Film and Music Entertainment to direct "Fake!," scripted by Michael Kalesniko.

Temple is working with Kalesniko with a view to a spring shoot in Spain, France and Croatia.

Kalesniko's credits include Howard Stern's "Private Parts" and Kenneth Branagh vehicle "How to Kill Your Neighbour's Dog," and he is working on a rewrite of sci-fi spoof "Iron Sky" for F&Me.

"Fake!" details the complex emotional triangle between the three main protagonists, the two fakers and Orson Welles, who made his last film about de Hory.

Temple said: "There's an element of 'To Catch a Thief' about what they do. As becomes »

- By Stuart Kemp

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Temple, Schwizgebel & Tscherkassky for Cork Fest

14 October 2009 7:29 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

The Cork Film Festival, which takes place from November 1-8, has confirmed the attendance of documentary director Julien Temple (Glastonbury, Vigo – Passion for Life), Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel (The Man with No Shadow) and Austrian helmer Peter Tscherkassky at this year's event. Festival organisers have announced that the world renowned documentary and film maker Julien Temple will attend the Festival for the screening of his latest film 'Oil City Confidential' which tells the story of the British music industry in the 1970's and acts as a prequel to his film 'The Filth and the Fury'. »

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Full Programme announced for the 2009 London Film Festival

9 September 2009 3:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The programme for The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, has been announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron. The line-ip includes a diverse selection of world and international premieres with a total of 191 features and 113 shorts screening alongside an exciting line-up of special events and expected guests. Opening Night film, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox, is one of the Festival's 15 world premieres and will be presented by the director and cast members including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Helen McCrory.   Other films celebrating their world premieres include Sam Taylor-Wood's Closing Night Gala Nowhere Boy and the Festival's first ever Archive Gala, the BFI's new restoration of Anthony Asquith's Underground, with live music accompaniment by the Prima Vista Social Club, led by Neil Brand.  The Festival will also host 23 European premieres, including Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs, Scott Hicks' The Boys Are Back and Robert Connolly's Balibo, »

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