The Best Film & Music Collaborations

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We are celebrating the release of new music documentary MADE IN AMERICA out on 19 May – the creative collaboration between Academy Award-winning film director Ron Howard (Rush, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) and hip–hop icon Jay Z  (Executive Producer). The film features an eclectic list of music heavyweights including: Jay Z, Kanye West, Rita Ora, Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Santigold, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, Odd Future, The Hives, Passion Pit, D’Angelo and Gary Clark Jr with rare interviews and performances.

Collaborations between Hollywood directors and prolific musicians tend to strike a cord with audiences around the world, and Made In America is no exception. We’ve seen this in classic film and music collaborations in the past – from Scorsese‘s music documentaries ‘Shine A Light’ on the Rolling Stones and ‘Living in the Material World’ on George Harrison, to Jonathan Demme’s (Silence of the Lambs) cult music doc ‘Stop Making Sense’ about Talking Heads to Spike Lee‘s ‘Bad 25’ on Michael Jackson.

We take a look back at the best filmmaker and musician collaborations over the past 30 years…



MADE IN AMERICA – available on VoD & DVD 19 May

Directed by Ron Howard, Exec Produced by and featuring Jay Z and his festival MADE IN AMERICA

Featuring: Jay Z, Kanye West, Rita Ora, Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Santigold, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Skrillex, Odd Future, The Hives, Passion Pit, D’Angelo and Gary Clark Jr 

VoD: 

DVD: http://amzn.to/1iSq0F7

 

SUIT & TIE (2013)

Directed by David Fincher, the music video for Justin Timberlake and Jay Z

 

BAD 25 (2012)

Directed by Spike Lee, featuring Michael Jackson

 

PEARL JAM TWENTY (2011)

Directed by Cameron Crowe, featuring Pearl Jam

STONES IN EXILE (2010)

Directed by Stephen Kijak, featuring The Rolling Stones

 

SHINE A LIGHT (2008)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, featuring The Rolling Stones

 

CONTROL (2007)

Directed by Anton Corbijn, featuring the life and music of Joy Division

 

U2: THE BEST OF 1990-2000 (2007)

Directed by Anton Corbijn, featuring U2

 

SCOTT WALKER: 30 CENTURY MAN (2006)

Directed by Stephen Kijak, featuring The Walker Brothers, Damon Albarn, David Bowie and Marc Almond

 

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB (1999)

Directed by Wim Wenders, featuring Ry Cooder and various iconic Cuban musicians

 

YEAR OF THE HORSE (1997)

Directed by Jim Jarmusch, featuring Neil Young and Crazy Horse

 

IT’S OH SO QUIET (1995)

Directed by Spike Jonze, the music video for Bjork

 

SABOTAGE (1994)

Directed by Spike Jonze, the music video for Beastie Boys

 

STOP TALKING SENSE (1984)

Directed by Jonathan Demme, featuring Talking Heads


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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.

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