One of the best, weirdest pieces of news to come out of last summer was the fact that Bobcat Goldthwait planned to adapt The Kinks‘ concept album Schoolboys in Disgrace to film. At the time, Goldthwait had gained permission from Ray Davies of The Kinks, who is now an exec producer on the film, and was working on storyboards to help gain financing.

Evidently the financing came through, because now the film is officially moving forward. Read More »

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Before he fathered the young actress Juno Temple, filmmaker Julien Temple became known for music videos and films like The Great Rock’n'Roll Swindle, in which he looked at the Sex Pistols from manager Malcolm McLaren’s point of view. Pistols singer John Lydon decried much of Swindle as put-on bullshit spun by McLaren, but there’s no denying the film’s weird potency. Hell, I even like Absolute Beginners, the bizarro mid-’80s musical Temple directed, featuring David Bowie. And Temple’s Joe Strummer: the Future is Unwritten, a 2007 documentary about the former Clash bandleader, is great.

What will the filmmaker do with the story of The Kinks? Temple is working now with founder Ray Davies to come up with an angle for a feature film called You’ve Really Got Me. Read More »

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