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A Dog Called Money (2019)

Accompany PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy on a journey through the creative process behind PJ Harvey's new album, conceived by their travels around the globe.

Director:

Seamus Murphy

Writer:

Seamus Murphy

Star:

PJ Harvey
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PJ Harvey ... Herself
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As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A DOG CALLED MONEY is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy, hatched a collaboration. Seeking first-hand experience of the countries she wanted to write about, Harvey accompanied Murphy on some of his worldwide reporting trips, joining him in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC. Harvey collected words, Murphy collected images. Back home, the words become poems, songs, then an album, which is recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public - all cameras surrendered - are invited to watch the 5 week process as a live sound-sculpture. Murphy exclusively documents the experiment with the same forensic vision and private access as their travels. By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places ...

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (UK) See more »

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Afghanistan See more »

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$29,069
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Portrait of not just an artist, but the artist inside everyone....
9 November 2019 | by mikeyboy-lolSee all my reviews

With the bold decision of abruptly ending the film with no tacked on answer, or roundabout way of explicitly surmising the state of the world, the viewer is left to both peer into the empathetic and ponderous nature of Harvey's creative process regarding this album, and to reflect on their own life experiences. We are all lost spectators, and this film reminds us of the enriching but harrowing nature of finding ourselves, by listening to and finding a human connection with others.


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