Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bebe Buell, Band-Aids and Almost Famous

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Todd Rundgren, Bebe Buell & Alice Cooper

In honor of Oscar time, I thought it might be an ideal time to share this 2001 Talk magazine interview with Cameron and legendary 70′s super fan/band aid Bebe Buell. They discuss their time together when Cameron toured with Todd Rundgren, Bebe’s reactions to Almost Famous and much more.

 

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Feb 23, 2012

We Bought A Zoo – Blu-ray Details

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We Bought A Zoo will be released on April 3rd in both a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy combo back and a standard DVD release in North America. We really think you will enjoy the extras, especially the hour plus documentary that covers the entire shoot of the film. Here’s all the details:

  • We Shot A Zoo – A full length documentary on the making of the film
  • Commentary with Cameron, actor JB Smoove and editor Mark Livolsi
  • Deleted Scenes/Extended Scenes
    • “Elevator Empathy”
    • “A Gift From Ronnie”
    • “Life is Elemental”
    • “Thank You, Rhonda”
    • “Rosie Names Her Peacocks”
    • “Quick Learner”
    • “Just Can’t Get a Handle On It”
    • “So Much Bloodshed”
    • “Buster is Loose”
    • “Utterly Free / Nobody Died”
    • “I Make My Own Hours”
    • “The Stuff is Alive”
    • “We’re Living The Story”
    • “Disaffected Youth”
    • “It’s Their Zoo, Too”
    • “Goodnight, Big Mac”
    • “Such a Cliché”
    • “Sorry About the Rain”
    • “Benjamin’s Big Speech”
    • “Opening Day”
  • Gag Reel
  • The Real Mee – An interview with the real Benjamin Mee
  • Their Happy Is Too Loud – Scoring the film with jónsi
  • Trailer

 

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Feb 15, 2012

Benjamin Mee on Saving the Zoo . . .

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Benjamin Mee & Matt Damon (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

As we inch closer to the UK release of We Bought A Zoo on March 16th, here’s a recent interview with the real Benjamin Mee. He discusses with the Express UK his decision to purchase the Dartmoor Zoo back in 2006, his beloved wife Katherine’s death, the book and the movie. The Dartmoor Zoo still needs your help, so you can visit the zoo if you are in the area or pledge your support in other ways by becoming a member, adopting an animal and much more. Visit the official Dartmoor Zoo website for all the details.

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Feb 13, 2012

The Union – DVD/Blu-ray & International Release

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Many of you have asked about a possible release of The Union outside North America and an eventual DVD/Blu-ray release. We we currently have offers pending, and plans are being formulated for both international airings and a DVD/Blu-ray release. We appreciate your patience and please stay tuned and we will provide more updates as they are available. Thanks.

 

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Feb 11, 2012

Ritchie Blackmore – A Deeper Shade of Purple

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At the California Jam, April 6th 1974. Photograph by Robert Ellis.

Cameron’s debut piece of journalism for the L.A. Times was this interview with Deep Purple guitar god Ritchie Blackmore for the June 23, 1974 edition. Among the topics covered: his honesty with interviews, Black Sabbath and classical music. For more Blackmore/Purple magic check out the following:

 

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Feb 6, 2012

Van Morrison – A Rare Interview

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Cameron was able to snag the ever elusive Van Morrison for this 1973 interview with Creem magazine. As you can tell, Van is a deep guy and he talks extensively about the record industry, his songwriting process and the desire to “just be a musician”. Enjoy!

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Feb 4, 2012

The Union – HBO Debut Tonight

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The wait is over in North America as HBO will debut Cameron’s documentary, The Union tonight at 9pm (EST/PST). This behind the scenes film follows the reunion and collaboration of Elton John and Leon Russell. Let us know what you think.

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Feb 2, 2012


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