August 21, 2008

John Cale: "Words For The Dying" on DVD

Words For The Dying, the documentary that followed the creation of the John Cale album in 1989 is being re-released on DVD with a few extras. The video has been out of print for ages.

Provocateur Pictures proudly announces the upcoming DVD release of WORDS FOR THE DYING by acclaimed director Rob Nilsson (“Northern Lights” – Camera d’Or, Cannes, “Heat and Sunlight” – Grand Jury Prize, Sundance).

A revealing cinema verité portrait of the former Velvet Underground musician, John Cale, in creative collaboration with Brian Eno. Director Nilsson follows them to Moscow, London and Wales for the recording of a new album, “Words for the Dying”, built around four Dylan Thomas poems.

This is not your typical "making of" documentary. Once in Moscow, Nilsson discovered that Eno wanted no part of the filming. The film becomes a clash of wills as Nilsson tries to cajole Eno back into the project. It is a subtle internecine battle, the camera crew tiptoeing through a minefield of bursting egos.

Rob Nilsson
Words For The Dying
81 minutes
Price: $24.95

Special Features:
* Interview with Rob Nilsson
* Foreword by j. poet
* Featurette – Direct Action Cinema

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(Thanks: Kevin Caroll, Noel & Drez)

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