Collider.com — Though the news of a celebration concert for Inside Llewyn Davis was certainly exciting, it came with a fair amount of disappointment to those that would be unable to attend the one night only concert in NYC. Now a saving grace has appeared, as Showtime has announced that it will air the benefit concert “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis” on December 13th for those that can’t be in attendance. Produced by writers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen, legendary music producer T Bone Burnett, and producer Scott Rudin, the concert benefits the National Recording Preservation Foundation.
The sure-to-be-fantastic event will feature performances by The Avett Brothers, Marcus Mumford, Jack White, Conor Oberst, Patti Smith, Colin Meloy, Milk Carton Kids, and many more, including Inside Llewyn Davis stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, and Stark Sands. The concert takes place on September 29th and Inside Llewyn Davis opens in theaters on December 6th.
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 25, 2013) – SHOWTIME announced today that the network has just acquired exclusive television rights to film and air the one-night only benefit concert ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TIME: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS,” inspired by music from the upcoming Coen Brothers’ film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, which is set in the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Produced by the film’s writer and directors Joel and Ethan Coen, the film’s executive music producer T Bone Burnett and producer Scott Rudin, the star-studded concert reunites the trio behind O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? and the highly successful concert events launched in conjunction with that film. ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TIME: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF “INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS” will feature live performances of the film’s music, as well as songs from the early 1960s that inspired the film. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation. The concert will take place at The Town Hall in New York City onSunday, September 29, 2013, and SHOWTIME will air it nationally on Friday, December 13th at 9 PM ET/PT. Continue reading
CinemaBlend.com — When it was revealed last month that Alex Garland would be making his directorial debut with the sci-fi drama Ex Machina, we learned that the story would center on three main characters. And while there are may projects that flounder in between the announcement and casting phases, this one is moving right along and seems to have already found two of its three leads.
The Wrap is reporting that both Oscar Isaac and Domnhall Gleeson are now in talks to star in the new movie, which tells the story of a billionaire programmer who selects one of his employees to come to his estate and test out his greatest creation: “an artificially intelligent female robot.” While nothing has been confirmed at this point, sources close to the production say that Isaac would play the billionaire and Gleeson will be the employee. What’s more, the site says that Garland and producer Scott Rudin have already begun narrowing down actresses for the role of the android, and are now looking at both Felictiy Jones (soon to be see in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Alicia Vikander (who co-starred with Gleeson in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina).
Both stars have been very busy of late and working with some great filmmakers. Isaac plays the titular role in the Coen brothers’ highly anticipated music dramedy Inside Llewlyn Davis, and will also be in Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces of January and Charlie Stratton’s Therese.
Oscar was at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival
on August 29th, where he and directors Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and producer T. Bone Burnett answered audience questions for “Inside Llewyn Davis
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Oscar Isaac has adopted a new style of guitar playing in his music after having to learn the skill for his new film Inside Llewyn Davis.
ContactMusic.com — The former punk star portrays the title character in the Coen Brothers’ upcoming movie, about a struggling folk singer trying to make it in 1960s’ New York, and his preparation for the acting job has come in handy for his own stage career.
He tells New York magazine, “For the movie, I had to learn this way of playing guitar called ‘Travis picking’, where your thumb is like the metronome, and you’re playing the bass line and the melody at the same time. It’s this very tricky, syncopated style of playing, and once I locked in to it, I haven’t been able to get out.”
HuffingtonPost.com — Pity the poor musician, down on his luck. Nothing is going right. He has no place to sleep, no money in his pocket, his worldly possessions reduced to a box of unsold albums. His musical partner jumped off a bridge, and his friend’s wife, who is also his lover, is now pregnant and wants him to pay for an abortion just in case the kid is his. And the crowning blow, he’s lost the cat of his only reliable benefactors.
Yes, it’s a hard road for most musicians, but if taken with the Coen Bothers, bound to be entertaining. Their new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, launches us once more onto the breach of a tumultuous journey, in some ways reminiscent of their Ulysses saga, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? But this time it’s through the world of the beat poets and musicians of the early 1960s.
Loosely based on Dave Van Ronk’s memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, Inside Llewyn Davis won the Grand Prix at Cannes. Set in Greenwich Village in 1961, the film portrays the folk music scene before Bob Dylan arrived, when the music was from all over America and the musicians were from Brooklyn.
Oscar Isaac plays the talented and mercurial Llewyn Davis. With his dark eyes and sensuous mouth, he’s perfectly cast as the beat musician who vacillates between brooding self-absorption and natural sympathy. His duel background as actor and musician make him a shoe-in for the role: Isaac played in bands before going to Julliard’s theatre school, where he graduated in 2005. His pitch-perfect tone carries throughout, whether strumming songs or negotiating abortions.