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Lili Taylor joins ROY’S WORLD: BARRY GIFFORD & CHICAGO.

Born in Glencoe, Illinois, as a young actress Lili had a brief stint at DePaul University and also spent some time training with Del Close. In other words, she’s perfect for a documentary about 1950s-era Chicago! I am so excited … Continue reading

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3 things about Kasper Collin’s I CALLED HIM MORGAN

I Called Him Morgan [2016] 1. Most audacious creative choice: not featuring “The Sidewinder,” Morgan’s most famous tune, on the soundtrack! 2. The world’s dustiest cassette player. 3. An encounter with Miles Davis. “And who are you supposed to be?”

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Some exciting news about my documentary …

… coming soon. ROY’S WORLD is about to add another narrator. Keep your eyes peeled right here.

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3 things about Bruce Weber’s LET’S GET LOST

Let’s Get Lost [1988] 1. The quartet was together for 11 months. 2. Behind him, a giant picture of Jean-Paul Belmondo. 3. “What’s your favorite high, Chet?” “The kind that scares other people to death.” Speedball.

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Wait. You’ve already recorded the soundtrack?

Might I suggest you click play before reading this entry? Fellow filmmakers as well as some friends of mine have been surprised when they hear that I’ve already recorded the music for the soundtrack of my next film. After all, … Continue reading

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3 things about Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I Am Not Your Negro [2016] 1. Apology montage. 2. Gary Cooper, Doris Day, lynchings. 3. “The story of the Negro in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story.”

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Behind the sounds of ROY’S WORLD.

Over the weekend I had the immense pleasure of working with a brilliant ensemble of musicians to lay down the score for ROY’S WORLD. This is the first time I’ve ever been able to collaborate in this way: working with … Continue reading

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