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Heaven Adores You (2014)

Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ... See full summary »

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Nickolas Dylan Rossi (as Nickolas Rossi)
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Credited cast:
Madonna ... Herself (archive footage)
Gus Van Sant ... Himself / Director (archive footage)
Conan O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage)
Rossie Harris ... Himself / Director (as Ross Harris)
Jon Brion ... Himself / Musician, Composer, Producer
Elliott Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
Chris Douridas ... Himself / Radio Host KCRW,Los Angeles
Lou Barlow ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Flanagan Mark Flanagan ... Himself / Owner, Club Largo
Autumn de Wilde Autumn de Wilde ... Herself / Photographer, Director
Tres Shannon Tres Shannon ... Himself / Former Co-Owner X Ray Cafe
Dorien Garry Dorien Garry ... Herself / Friend Elliott & Publicist
Kevin Moyer ... Himself / Attended Lincoln High School
Rob Sacher Rob Sacher ... Himself / Owner, Luna Lounge, NYC
Alyssa Siegel Alyssa Siegel ... Herself / Assistant to Margaret Mittleman
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Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in -- Portland, New York City, Los Angeles -- Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer's prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians. Written by Heaven Adores You

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The music and life of Elliott Smith.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heaven Adores You: A Documentary Film About the Life & Music of Elliott Smith See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Was partially funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign that Nickolas Rossi ran in October 2011. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the theatrical version of the film, the last lyrics heard after the end credit roll is Elliott Smith singing, " See you in a little bit my baby. See you underneath the willow tree" See more »

Soundtracks

3 [King's Crossing]
Written by Elliott Smith and Garrick Duckler
Performed by A Murder of Crows August 1988 // produced by Elliott Smith and Garrick Duckler
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Disappointing to say the least
19 July 2015 | by megamoto85See all my reviews

I hoped i could see more of Elliott, i.e unscreened interviews or unreleased songs, this documentary could have been 20 minutes, instead its one and a half hour of boring footage of streets trains houses and so on, also, Nicholas Rossi milked this for years until i finally could watch it outside of the states, man what a disappointment.

Some of the interviews was interesting, but it just doesn't hold up at all, Nicholas Rossi made this to make money, and it shows, Elliott would turn in his grave if he knew this would be released. Im just so saddened that this was allowed.

Lets hope someone that actually uses footage from his life, and actually knows Elliotts story, describing an proper "life and death" of this wonderful man makes a proper documentary.


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