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‘Final Annette Trailer’: Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard Star In A Surreal Musical For Leos Carax Featuring Sparks Music

Since it opened the Cannes Film Festival in July, presumably by now you’ve heard all about “Annette,” the avante garde rock opera musical by the great Leos Carax (“Holy Motors“) featuring the music of the avante-pop band Sparks (featured in Edgar Wright‘s recent documentary “The Sparks Brothers“) and featuring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard.Read More: […]

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‘We have a hostility to being boring’: Sparks, still flying in their 70s

Their Adam Driver musical sent Cannes into raptures and Edgar Wright has made an all-star documentary about them. The Mael brothers explain why they’ll always be hopelessly in love with popIn 1974, John Lennon was startled as he was watching Top of the Pops. He rang Ringo Starr. “You won’t believe what’s on television,” he […]

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‘The Sparks Brothers’ Raises the Question: Are We Allowed Not to Like Sparks? (Column)

If you watch “The Sparks Brothers,” Edgar Wright’s ultimate cult rock documentary about the Greatest Band That Almost No One Has Heard Of, you may find yourself developing a distinct affection for Sparks, the cult duo in question, and liking almost everything about them except, perhaps, for one small insignificant thing.You’ll like the fact that […]

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‘Annette’ Trailer: Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard Star In A Cannes-Bound Musical For Leos Carax & The Band Sparks

One of the most anticipated films of 2021, “Annette” is opening the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival, next month. “Annette” marks the first English-language film from visionary director Leos Carax (“Holy Motors“), with music by Sparks’ Ron and Russell Mael, recently featured in Edgar Wright’s terrific documentary, “The Sparks Brothers.” “Annette” stars Adam Driver and […]

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‘Coda,’ ‘Zola’ Set For 2021 Sundance London Program

Sundance Film Festival: London has revealed that “Zola” and “Coda” will be among the 2021 lineup, when the festival returns to Picturehouse Central next month.“Coda” — an acronym meaning “Child of Deaf Adults” — features Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”) and 19-year-old Emilia Jones (“Locke & Key”) navigating their relationship, while “Zola” is based on […]

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“So May We Start”: Listen To Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard Sing On Sparks’ First Single From Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’

It’s going to be the summer of Sparks. Everything is really coming together for the hard-working U.S. art-rock band who have been plugging away at things for years. The idiosyncratic band is the spotlight of Edgar Wright‘s upcoming “The Sparks Brothers” documentary portrait about the creative group and their struggle to survive the ups and […]

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Edgar Wright’s ‘The Sparks Brothers’ Documentary Has Been Acquired by Focus Features

Edgar Wright‘s first documentary has found a home. The filmmaker, whose previous feature directing credits include the Cornetto trilogy, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Baby Driver, debuted his first documentary, The Sparks Brothers, at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And now Focus Features, the indie label which has worked with Wright on multiple projects […]

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‘The Sparks Brothers’ Clip Gives You a Look at Edgar Wright’s New Music Documentary

Edgar Wright‘s return to narrative features, Last Night in Soho, is set to arrive later this year. But that’s not the only thing the Baby Driver filmmaker has up his sleeve. He also has The Sparks Brothers, a documentary about the pop-rock band Sparks. Wright’s doc has a cavalcade of famous faces turning up to […]

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