Corcoran State Prison, CA—In this tough prison there are few bright spots. Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan and many other convicted criminals who have committed despicable crimes wait here to simply die. Most other inmates will quickly get out and the rate of return is astronomical. Show More Summary
As Michael Buble readied his new album To Be Loved, he cited an incredibly specific influence to the record. “When we started [To Be Loved], the very first concept I had was to bring it back and make a Phil Spector wall-of-sound record — that great Motown, live and off-the-cuff feeling — and sing it... More »
Earlier this week I received an email from a publicist representing Rachelle Spector—wife of imprisoned Wall of Sound producer Phil Spector. Along with the email's content was a link to a new music video featuring Rachelle, 32, singing P.S. I...
Via Dangerous Minds: Phil Spector produced the Ramones’ 1980 album End of the Century. At one point during the recording sessions in Los Angeles, Spector held Dee Dee Ramone at gunpoint, and forced him to play the same riff over and over again. Show More Summary
First Jack Kevorkian, then Phil Spector. Which eccentric real-life accused killer will Oscar-winner Al Pacino tackle next? Pacino and his Golden Globe-winning HBO telefilm niche got the SNL treatment Saturday night:
. The dope that's addicted the nation Is FED produced fiat inflation A dangerous high We think we can fly It's only a hallucination The Limerick King.. Meet the Phil Spector of Fiat Finance
"I believe he's not guilty." "Are you sure?" "No, but I have a reasonable doubt." The last words spoken in David Mamet's HBO feature film "Phil Spector" are "reasonable doubt." The first words appear in white letters on a black screen: This is a work of fiction. Show More Summary
One day, there will be an opera called Phil Spector. For now, we'll have to be satisfied with The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector, an unusual and brilliant documentary by the BBC. Recently, HBO aired Phil Spector—a docu-drama of.....
We owe the special nuance of the word "innocent" to a striking case of mistaken identity. The point Mamet appears to be making in the HBO movie is that innocence is not a pure state of being to be detected by a jury of one's peers.
It is nearly impossible to read a review of David Mamet’s work now without the critic noting the playwright’s conservative politics. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, because politics is downstream from culture. The problem...Show More Summary
To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.
That Phil Spector HBO movie left a really bad taste in our mouth, so we’ve been watching this clip of Phil from I Dream of Jeannie over and over to remember the good old days. Via Dangerous Minds: Monkees songwriters Boyce & Hart in a 1967 I Dream of Jeannie appearance as the leaders of an untalented rock group. Show More Summary
Too soon. We always feel that way when a season of FX's marvelously entertaining Justified comes to a close. It can't be easy sustaining that high-wire act of violent tension and wry bourbon-smooth humor, while staying true to the voice and tone of Elmore Leonard's creation of the laconic yet steely U.S. Show More Summary
The first question the film raises isn't about the murder. It's an issue that comes up with both Pacino and with Mamet today: are you getting the good or the evil twin?
PA The modern music world is no stranger to scandal and weirdness. Chris Brown hitting Rihanna. Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat. Phil Spector's murder trial. But stuff like that isn't limited to the modern day. Pre-21st century piano composers may seem boring, but sometimes they were anything but. Show More Summary
I didn’t follow the Phil Spector murder case all that closely when it happened, and I admit I just assumed it was another Robert Blake/OJ Simpson case, where a dude [...] The post Phil Spector’s wife sounds super stable appeared first on FilmDrunk.
I have very mixed feelings about the Mamet film. I thought it was truncated, disturbing, prejudiced... and featured two stunning performances by Pacino and Helen Mirren.
The bridge is yours. -The person who stole a Breaking Bad script from Bryan Cranston’s car really does not care about spoilers. -The wigs of Phil Spector, as portrayed by Al Pacino. -Upworthy is a year old today! -Beyonce is a queen even when she’s animated. -More Iron Man 3.
Lately I’ve been listening to what many would agree is Leonard Cohen’s most controversial and least successful album, his 1977 collaboration with legendary record producer Phil Spector, Death of a Ladies’ Man. The album is bizarre on a number of levels. Strangest of all is that it...
If you watched the HBO movie "Phil Spector" last night, you saw Al Pacino at his Al Pacinoiest, spewing out David Mamet's dialogue with the...