Nov 6, 2009

When Tom Waits was just a boy

Some fascinating behind-the-scenes footage from the making of One From the Heart, featuring Tom Waits, Crystal Gayle, and Coppola meeting for a "musical summit" at his house in Napa valley. It's probably my favorite expensive-folly film. “This movie isn't from the heart, or from the head, either; it's from the lab," quipped Pauline Kael, referring to he fact that Coppola directed it inside his state-of-the-art trailer, the "silverfish". In the age of cgi and motion capture, a mere trailer seems like nothing — the warmest, cosiest of avante-gardes.

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