Friday, October 29, 2010

Some Artists I'd Love to Document (or see a great document on...)

I don't know if you guys do this, but there are several moments in film and music that I'm obsessed with, of which I've yet to find a perfect film document.  Some that come to mind are:

The Beastie Boys circa Paul's Boutique
The French New Wave circa 1955-1962
Talk Talk circa Laughing Stock
John Coltrane circa A Love Supreme
Massive Attack circa Blue Lines
Wim Wenders circa Kings of the Road
Abbas Kiarostami in the late eighties/early nineties
Leos Carax in the mid eighties
Bjorn Borg circa the late seventies
The Smiths in the eighties
Bob Dylan circa the early sixties (pre Don't Look Back)

If I ever foray into documentary filmmaking, these would probably be the first places I'd look into doing something.


  1. Well Jeffrey, I'm certainly with you lock, stock and barrel on Bob Dylan, the French New Wave and Abbas Kiarostami, but I find all of your choices well defended. Even Bjorn Borg was an iconic figure that gave many some incomparable excitement. This is another venture that is most tempting. Ha!

  2. Thanks so much, Sam. Always such a treat to have your perspective. I really appreciate the comments and am off to Monday Morning Diary!