TrustMovies has mentioned previously, one of the odd surprises/gifts of this non-paying job is receiving unsolicited emails asking yours truly to watch a new film. Usually, however, these don't come from folk as well-known in the industry as Mark Pellington, the film and TV director (27 credits), producer (11 credit) and occasional writer (2 credits), whose best-known work is probably Arlington Road or The Mothman Prophecies, but whose favorite film of mine is Henry Poole Is Here. Mr. Pellington asked if I might take a look at his new and nearly-hour-long film -- LONE -- that he'd made around the musical work of singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe. (Not paying attention to new music or musicians at all closely, I have to say that I had never heard of Ms Wolfe. Evidently plenty of people have, and I've now learned that she maintains quite a following.)
Jeremiah Kipp, whose short work I'd covered, some of which I'd enjoyed immensely, a year or so back. All this is by way of explaining why I'm devoting one of today's posts to--what is for me--an unusual experience. Lone is basically a 52-minute music video. That's kind of long for a music video, right? Most of them, I think, are visual accompani-ments to a single song and tend to last maybe five minutes.
Donnie Darko and... guns! I am certain that this all means one hell of a lot to Ms Wolfe (I am guessing that it is somehow her "story") but how much it might mean to the general public I'm not so sure. Certainly, her fans will eat it up, and I should think it will make fabulous fodder for her shrink (if it hasn't already).