For his first long-form return to the documentary format since the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Davis Guggenheim cranked his amp to 11 and convened a real-life guitar hero summit. It Might Get Loud brings together Jimmy Page, Jack White and the Edge, letting the ax men tell stories of their bands, songs and upbringings. I met up with Guggenheim last month at the Beverly Hills Hotel to talk about his film, the beautiful mystery of music, and the perils of the Guitar Hero franchise, and how it’s seemingly weirdly commodified the creative/expressive experience for a generation of kids. For the Q&A, from New York Magazine‘s Vulture, click here.
It looks like the Julie Taymor-helmed Broadway presentation of Spider-Man, at least as currently configured, is dead. According to the New York Post, and other outlets, actors have been released from their contracts and Evan Rachel Wood is scrambling for movie work after huge cost overruns doomed the production. There’s an inexperienced producer that’s being hit with most of the blame, and maybe that’s the sum total of the truth, but it again makes one wonder — in these times especially, where are the regulatory controls, and oversight?