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Bruce Springsteen Announces New Western Stars Film

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11 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

Warner Bros. Pictures will release a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, Western Stars, worldwide, on the big screen.

Longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directs together with Springsteen in his directorial debut. The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman Warner Bros. Pictures Group. “Western Stars,” which will make its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, is slated for release this fall. However, fans can get an exclusive first look ahead of New Line Cinema’s “Blinded by the Light,” opening in theatres nationwide today.

Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story of Western Stars.

“Western Stars” offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn.

Emmerich stated, “Bruce lives in the super rarified air of artists who have blazed new and important trails deep into their careers. With ‘Western Stars,’ Bruce is pivoting yet again, taking us with him on an emotional and introspective cinematic journey, looking back and looking ahead. As one of his many fans for over 40 years, I couldn’t be happier to be a rider on this train with Bruce and Thom.”

Western Stars, Springsteen’s 19th studio album, has achieved global success. It has been #1 on the iTunes charts on every continent, including such countries as the U.S., the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, India, South Africa, and all of Scandinavia, among other countries. It has also received rave reviews, with critics using words like “hauntingly brilliant,” “beguiling,” “gorgeous” and a “masterpiece.”

Springsteen and Zimny, who together helmed “Western Stars,” have collaborated on several projects over the years, including the documentary “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,” and the Netflix filmed version of the Tony Award-winning “Springsteen on Broadway,” which Zimny directed.

“Western Stars” is written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, with Special Guest Patti Scialfa. Thom Zimny, Jon Landau, Barbara Carr and George Travis produced the film, with Springsteen serving as executive producer. The original score is by Springsteen.

I can't wait to see this. I'm just as impressed that SA actually got mentioned which means there is a good chance it will be shown on cinema screens here.

I've just spotted that Blinded by the Light is actually showing here too... I might just go to a cinema this weekend for the first time in years... :D

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1 hour ago, Elbow said:

 

Tnx for the link.  Looks great.

Great boots, too.

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Just now, SteveJhb said:

I can't wait to see this. I'm just as impressed that SA actually got mentioned which means there is a good chance it will be shown on cinema screens here.

I've just spotted that Blinded by the Light is actually showing here too... I might just go to a cinema this weekend for the first time in years... :D

be prepared to faint over the prices at the concession stands but these days you can buy a beer or a gin and tonic

i went to see a star is born last year (massively over rated).but i got a beer and some American flavoured popcorn that made it all worthwhile 

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16 minutes ago, Daisey Jeep said:

be prepared to faint over the prices at the concession stands but these days you can buy a beer or a gin and tonic

i went to see a star is born last year (massively over rated).but i got a beer and some American flavoured popcorn that made it all worthwhile 

Nope, won't buy anything at the movies but will treat to some Simply Asia at the mall afterwards for sups. Best Thai take out and delicious and healthy.

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7 minutes ago, SteveJhb said:

Nope, won't buy anything at the movies but will treat to some Simply Asia at the mall afterwards for sups. Best Thai take out and delicious and healthy.

...i have been known to pop into the supermarket premovie for lollies and grapes 

 

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Hmmm, was hoping for a blu-ray plus audio disks release of this for xmas. Don;t think that will happen now.

Looks good though, I notice he's singing wild horses & not wild  "orses in this. Wonder if he's been viewing these threads?

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I'm assuming there will be a DVD release after the theatrical run. I'm gonna need an audio rip of the songs.

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4 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Tnx for the link.  Looks great.

Great boots, too.

Are they gold or is it just the crappy video? If they are I'm getting my gold platforms out the loft. Knew they would come back in one day.

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Going to see Blinded by the Light in a couple of hours. Think I'll get to see the Western Stars trailer here?

Also, are the talkies in colour now? Been a while since I've been.

 

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1 minute ago, SteveJhb said:


Going to see Blinded by the Light in a couple of hours. Think I'll get to see the Western Stars trailer here?

Also, are the talkies in colour now? Been a while since I've been.

 

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Yeah we don’t go much to the movies either!  

We saw Yesterday a few weeks ago; before that was A Star is Born (loved that... my favorite remake of all of them).  Before that I think it was The Peanuts Movie (I’m a huge Charlie Brown and co fan).  Now I’ve seen BBTL twice!  

We didn’t get the WS trailer.  Not sure why or if any other area theaters showed it.  We went to our local tiny three-plex.  Maybe it was shown where I saw it on Monday.  Much bigger theatre in the Garden State Plaza mall.  

Hope you like it! 

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38 minutes ago, rosiejaneymary said:

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Yeah we don’t go much to the movies either!  

We saw Yesterday a few weeks ago; before that was A Star is Born (loved that... my favorite remake of all of them).  Before that I think it was The Peanuts Movie (I’m a huge Charlie Brown and co fan).  Now I’ve seen BBTL twice!  

We didn’t get the WS trailer.  Not sure why or if any other area theaters showed it.  We went to our local tiny three-plex.  Maybe it was shown where I saw it on Monday.  Much bigger theatre in the Garden State Plaza mall.  

Hope you like it! 

I think the last movie I saw at a cinema was The Hobbit... :D

I'm not expecting the best thing I've ever seen, just some fun and music I can enjoy.

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6 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Tnx for the link.  Looks great.

Great boots, too.

Nice bracelet also. Thank you for posting.

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1 hour ago, SteveJhb said:


Going to see Blinded by the Light in a couple of hours. Think I'll get to see the Western Stars trailer here?

Also, are the talkies in colour now? Been a while since I've been.

 

Lucky you.

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3 hours ago, SteveJhb said:

Think I'll get to see the Western Stars trailer here?

It might only be in the US.

I certainly didn't get it last night.

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6 hours ago, SteveJhb said:

I think the last movie I saw at a cinema was The Hobbit... :D

I'm not expecting the best thing I've ever seen, just some fun and music I can enjoy.

im sure it was tonns better than the hobbit ! 

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8 hours ago, SteveJhb said:

I think the last movie I saw at a cinema was The Hobbit...

Me, too. I don't go to the theater, but I'll go see Western Stars.

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15 hours ago, Elbow said:

 

My fucking God.   Here was me thinking 'bout being excited to drool over his 100 year barn - love the Seeger Sessions dvd for the scenery alone - but how good does Hitch Hikin' sound?  Hello Sunshine sounds good too, so does Patti harmonizing in the brief clip.  

Those boots do look gold.  

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Oh and the clip of Bruce and Patti at the table with some beers is adorable.  

Love how he includes her, she's a big part of the story.  

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