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Adam 'McA' Yauch's Films: What's Next?

Late Beastie Boy's film company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, carries on his legacy.

By Fallon Prinzivalli

Adam Yauch in 1999

Photo: Mick Hutson/ Getty Images

With the news Friday that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch lost his battle with cancer, distraught fans turned up "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" and remembered the rapper's incredible musical accomplishments. But those of us with an eye on movies remember McA's contributions to the film industry as well.

With countless Beastie songs featured on movie soundtracks, including J.J. Abram's "Star Trek" and Marvel's "Iron Man 2," there's no doubt the group as a whole had success in film. But Yauch took it a step further when he dove into directing documentaries and shorts, including "Fight for Your Right Revisited," his 2011 Sundance Film Festival debut that acted as a sequel to the hip-hop trio's 1987 music video.

Most notably, however, Yauch launched the indie production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
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Adam Yauch (1964 – 2012)

It was with great sadness today that we read of the tragic passing of Adam Yauch at the age of just 47. As a member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch was an icon of American music, and for the last decade his involvement with Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film company he co-founded, made him a beloved figure within U.S. independent cinema.

Until earlier this year, Yauch was an Ifp board member, and on the Ifp website Executive Director Joana Vicente offers the following tribute:

On behalf of the Ifp staff and board of directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of former board member Adam Yauch. Adam was an incredibly talented and passionate individual who brought a special uniqueness to the Ifp. Adam supported the work of different filmmakers with different perspectives, many of whose voices would not otherwise be heard. He wholly embraced Ifp’s mission and was an
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Video of the day: Adam Yauch's "Fight For Your Right Revisited"

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Beastie Boys co-founder and all around musical mastermind Adam Yauch has passed away from cancer today. Yauch was involved with many creative endevours and causes over the years, and his interest in film saw him co-founding Oscilloscope Laboratories. In 2011 he directed the B-Boys homage Fight for Your Right Revisited, which we're now showing on Mubi for free. Watch it here.

 
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Adam Yauch dead: Beastie Boys release official obituary and statement

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By now, we've all heard the tragic news of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's untimely death. Initially, the Beastie Boys' camp had no comment on the situation, but as news has spread, the band has released a heartfelt statement and obituary via their official website. You can read the statement in its entirety below.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.
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Adam Yauch 1964-2012

  • FilmJunk
Here's a real bummer of a headline that I didn't expect to be reading today. Adam Yauch, perhaps better known as McA of the Beastie Boys and the Swiss filmmaker Nathaniel Hornblower, has lost his battle with cancer and passed away. He had been diagnosed with cancer in a salivary gland and a lymph node back in 2009; his treatment delayed the release of the Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 and kept them from touring in support of it. Everything we had heard in the preceding months, however, seemed to be positive with his band members remaining hopeful that he would recover. However, when the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, Yauch did not attend. I guess we should have known something was up. He was 47 years old The news definitely came as a shock to me, and having just watched the documentary Marley,
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Beastie Boys Rapper and Filmmaker Adam Yauch Dies at 48

  • NextMovie
After nearly three years of struggling with cancer, filmmaker and Beastie Boys rapper McA, otherwise known as Adam Yauch, has died at the age of 48.

According to Rolling Stone, Yauch, one of the three members of the long-lived punk-turned-hip-hop band, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered on his salivary gland.

In addition to co-founding the Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz, Yauch had a long-standing involvement in the movie scene. He has more than 30 soundtrack credits on films like "Baby Mama," "17 Again," "Horrible Bosses" and "Iron Man 2," and also wrote, directed, produced and appeared in films and documentaries.

His first Hollywood effort was directing a 1989 short film called "Shadrach," which promoted the band's song of the same name. He went on to direct and produce the "Beastie Boys: Video Anthology," a 2008 high school sports documentary called "Gunnin' for That #1 Spot," and last
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Adam 'McA' Yauch, Dead at 47: A Big-Screen Tribute

Beastie Boys rapper's film contributions include star-studded short "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

By Fallon Prinzivalli

The Beastie Boys at the premiere of "Awesome, I F---in Shot That!"

Photo: Getty Images

After a long bout with cancer, the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch died on Friday (May 4). The rapper's death comes as a huge blow to fans of his work with the iconic trio, but he'll also be remembered for the imprint he left on the film world.

While he's widely known as a co-founder of the Brooklyn hip-hop group, McA was an accomplished director and producer, and his music is featured on an array of popular music soundtracks. The Hollywood community took to Twitter this afternoon to share their thoughts, with Ben Stiller tweeting, "So sad that Adam Yauch is gone. A truly great musician & filmmaker. He stood for integrity as an artist. What a loss. He was a very good man.
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Elijah Wood: 'I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit'

Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he's reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation

Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood's right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn't he?

"No. This is Hebrew, " he says, twirling the ring around his finger. "I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it."

Oh.

"I do have the Ring, but it's not inscribed, and it's gold. But I don't think it's real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don't wear it. I keep it in a little box." Not on a chain around his neck? "I carried it for a long time,
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Elijah Wood: 'I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit'

Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he's reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation

Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood's right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn't he?

"No. This is Hebrew, " he says, twirling the ring around his finger. "I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it."

Oh.

"I do have the Ring, but it's not inscribed, and it's gold. But I don't think it's real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don't wear it. I keep it in a little box." Not on a chain around his neck? "I carried it for a long time,
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Tonight's TV highlights

  • The Guardian - TV News
Verdict on 7/7; Baboons with Bill Bailey ; Fight for Your Right Revisited; Classic Albums; Invaders: Cocaine Hippos; In Treatment

Verdict on 7/7

7.30pm, BBC2

Newsnight special examining the findings of the coroner's inquest into the London bombings of 7 July 2005. The hearings, under Lady Justice Hallett, began in October 2010 and are not the first official investigations into the murders of 52 commuters, but they are the first to have allowed surviving victims, and families of the dead, their day in court. The inquest has also examined the question of what the UK's security services knew in advance about the four bombers: ringleader Mohammad Siddique Khan had appeared on MI5's radar, but was apparently discounted as a meaningful threat. Andrew Mueller

Baboons With Bill Bailey

8pm, ITV1

Never mind his musical comedy or panel show team-captaining – Bill Bailey makes an excellent wildlife presenter, as he proved with 2006's Wild Thing I Love You, which explored UK wildlife.
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Everyone Can Watch Adam Yauch's Complete Fight For Your Right Revisited Short Film Now!

Update A couple days ago The Beastie Boys put up the International Version on YouTube. You can find it embedded below. Play the spot the celebrity game with us. Adam Yauch's short film Fight For Your Right Revisited - featuring an all star cast including Will Arnett, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Ted Danson, Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, John C Reilly and more - is now available in its entirety for your viewing pleasure. Which is awesome. Except that it's being hosted by MTV who seem to think this is of interest only to people in the Us, which is significantly less awesome. Because I'm not. I can get the embed code and put it in this post - which I have - but...
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Full Beastie Boys Short Film Fight For Your Right Revisted Is Officially Online

The internet was served a teaser yesterday when the new Beastie Boys video for their song "Make Some Noise" hit. The reason why it was so tantalizing is because the video is actually a segment of Fight For Your Right Revisited, a short film that may be the most star-studded half-hour of all time. Now, through legal channels, the full movie has arrived. Hosted on Hulu (big apology goes out to our international readers), the short was written and directed by Adam Yauch (better known as McA) and features Danny McBride, Elijah Wood and Seth Rogen as the 80s version of the B-Boys as they run into their feature selves, played by Jack Black, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The film first played at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but with the release of the new B-boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 coming up on May
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Beastie Boys Unveil Megavideo for ‘Fight For Your Right Revisited’

Oscilloscope Laboratories Image from “Fight for Your Right Revisited

The new Beastie Boys video, “Fight For Your Right Revisited,” features smashed glass, erupting beer cans and more celebrity cameos than a season of “Entourage” and “Sesame Street” combined.

Last night in New York, a big-screen showing of the full 30-minute version of the video (or is it a short film?) was a much quieter affair by comparison. At the IFC Center in Greenwich Village–where Beastie Boys was misspelled on
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Listen to exclusive snippets of the new Beastie Boys album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

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AudioPlayer.setup("http://www.nerve.com/files/players/audio/player.swf", { width: 350 }); If you enjoyed yesterday's half-hour Beastie Boys short, "Fight For Your Right Revisited," be sure to check out these two exclusive snippets of the new Beastie Boys album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2: 1) "Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament" MP3 AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", {soundFile: "/files/media/beastieboys/Multilateral Nuclear Disarmen.15 Sec.mov.mp3"}); 2) "Tadlock's Glasses" MP3 AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_2", {soundFile: "/files/media/beastieboys/Tadlock's Glasses.15 Sec.mov.mp3"}); While these clips are short, they show off a nice diversity next to the (awesome) first single, "Make Some Noise." If you've forgotten what that one sounds like, listen again below. What do you think? Will Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 be an admirable work of elder statesmanship (a la Hello Nasty) [...]
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Entire 'Fight for Your Right Revisited' video: Will Ferrell, Elijah Wood and more go Beastie Boys

  • Pop2it
After releasing a teaser trailer Wednesday (April 20), the Beastie Boys and Hollywood friends Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Will Arnett and John C. Reilly have released the full short film "Fight for Your Right Revisited." And it is hilarious and awesome.

The movie above is the entire thing, which is is 22 minutes long, so settle in for the star-studded project. Following "Fight For Your Right Revisited" is the music video for "Make Some Noise," the latest single the Beastie Boys are releasing.

The Beastie Boys' 8th studio album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" debuts May 3. The rap group has already released three singles from the album. "Lee Majors Come Again" and "Too Many Rappers" were out back in 2009, while "Make Some Noise" just dropped this year.

Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise - Free Music Videos - Top Songs
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Watch: Star-studded music video for Beastie Boys' 'Make Some Noise'

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Watch: Star-studded music video for Beastie Boys' 'Make Some Noise'
Edit down Adam "McA" Yauch's 30-minute "Fight For Your Right Revisited to just over five minutes, and the result is a music video for the Beastie Boys' new "Make Some Noise." The track -- culled from "Hot Sauce Committeee Part 2" -- debuted earlier this month, and was prominently featured in the Sundance-picked short film. Now it's time to get down to marbles, and those marbles are famous friends. About a dozen prominent actors from Will Arnett, Steve Buscemi, Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, Jack Black, Will Farrell and Orlando Bloom show up in the clip, with Elijah Wood, Jonah HIll and...
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Watch the Full ‘Fight For Your Right Revisited’ Starring Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Elijah Wood

  • Slash Film
We were pretty curious and more than slightly excited when it was announced that Elijah Wood, Seth Rogen and Danny McBride would play the Beastie Boys in a short film called Fight For Your Right Revisited. The film picks up as the Beasties sneak out of the party they crashed in the 1986 '(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)' video, and then carries on along a ridiculous path of destruction and minor mayhem that, somehow, ends with two incarnations of the Beasties in a dance-off that turns into a very literal pissing match. (So, yeah, perhaps consider this one Nsfw.) The short premiered at SXSW and aired last night on MTV and Comedy Central, and now the whole thing is online. Check it out after the break. The movie represents a stab by the modern Beastie Boys at coming to terms with the mid-'80s Beasties (the
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Watch: The entire 30-minute-long new Beastie Boys video, "Fight For Your Right Revisited"

  • Nerve
At the somewhat curious time of 3 a.m last night, the Beastie Boys's new short film, Fight For Your Right Revisited, was released on Comedy Central. The cast includes pretty much everyone on earth (Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, John C. Reilly, and many others). The film, released in three pieces online, is one part music video, one part promo, and one part sheer boasting about all the Boys' very awesome friends. It will play in all its glory on MTV, MTV Tr3s, and Spike TV April 30th, and will also be available online on all major music websites (in one piece) on April 29th. Check it out below.  [Update: Videos appear to be down. [...]
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Beastie Boys go Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and more

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Beastie Boys - Free Music Videos - New Artists - Top Songs

The Beastie Boys are debuting a new music video on MTV Wednesday night (April 20) for their song "Make Some Noise." In honor of that, several Hollywood funnymen, including Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Will Arnett and John C. Reilly, have filmed a spoof of the 1986 Beastie Boys hit "Fight For Your Right," called "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

Awesome. We hope the 30-minute video they advertise at the end is for more footage involving all these actors. We would imagine the entire thing is pretty darn hilarious.

The Beastie Boys' 8th studio album, "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two" debuts May 3. The rap group has already released three singles from the album. "Lee Majors Come Again" and "Too Many Rappers" were out back in 2009, while "Make Some Noise" just dropped this year.
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Beastie Boys mini-movie to premiere on VH1

The Beastie Boys have announced that their short film Fight For Your Right Revisited will premiere Wednesday night on VH1. The 22-minute film project features appearances from Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Danny McBride, John C. Reilly, Susan Sarandon, Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst. Stars including David Cross, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, Elijah Wood, Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, and Rainn Wilson also appear. Beastie Boys member Adam Yaught directed (more)
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