Neil Young's Heart of Gold

[Modern Music Movie Demonstration]
NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD
Paramount Classics
http://www.heartofgoldmovie.com

"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate
musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on
the occasion of the world premiere of Young's "Prairie Wind" concert at
Nashville's hallowed Ryman Auditorium last summer. Young's music
provides an emotionally rich view into this unique artist's
relationship to family, friends, mortality, and the passage of time.
Young is accompanied onstage by many long time musical companions,
including country start Emmylou Harris, Neil's wife Pegi Young, and
bandleader/steel guitarist .

In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four
days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to
Nashville, where he wrote and recorded the country folk album PRAIRIE
WIND with old friends and family members. After the successful
operation and recovery period, he returned to Nashville that August to
play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, once again gathering together
friends and family for this special performance. He also brought along
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, who in addition to making such
hits as THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PHILADELPHIA has made such
successful concert films as STOP MAKING SENSE (with the Talking Heads)
and STOREFRONT HITCHCOCK (with Robyn Hitchcock), as well as videos for
the Pretenders and Bruce Springsteen. NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD begins
with brief interviews with many of the participants, but then it's all
about the music. Supported by his wife, Pegi, country star Emmylou
Harris, the Nashville String Machine, the Memphis Horns, the Fisk
University Jubilee Singers, and musicians Ben Keith, Spooner Oldham,
Rick Rosas, Grant Boatwright, and others, Young leads an ever-changing
collection of musicians through nine of the ten songs from the
remarkable PRAIRIE WIND, an album that poignantly deals with love and
loss, life and death. Young even gets reflective at the show, telling
moving stories from his past in between playing guitar, harmonica,
piano, and banjo. He also delights the crowd with a long set of encores
of past acoustic hits, going through his vast repertoire to find
memorable songs that examine life and death as well, including "The
Needle and the Damage Done," "Old Man," "Comes a Time," and Ian Tyson's
"Four Strong Winds." NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD is an extraordinary
document of one of the world's greatest songwriters staring death in
the face--and letting the music save him.

Paramount Classics and Paramount Home Entertainment in association with
Shangri La Entertainment present a Clinica Estetico/Shakey Pictures
production in association with Playtone, A Jonathan Demme picture,
"Neil Young: Heart of Gold." Produced and Directed by Jonathan Demme,
Ilona Herzberg serves as producer. Executive producers are Bernard
Shakey, Elliot Rabinowitz, and Gary Goetzman. Director of Photography
is Ellen Kuras, ASC. Michael Zansky is the production designer. Andy
Keir is the editor. Costumes created by Manuel.

DIRECTOR: Jonthan Demme
PRODUCERS: Jonathan Demme, Tom Hanks, Ilona Herzberg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gary Goetzman, Elliot Rabinowitz, Neil Young (as
Bernard Shakey)
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Neil Young

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R2K on 6:41 pm said...

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