Of course that’s the one and only Alec Baldwin as General Dixon in Aloha. As you recall, Alec also worked with Cameron on Elizabethtown back in 2005. I’ll be posting a variety of Aloha pictures each day leading up to the film’s release on May 29th.
The first clip from Aloha has been released over at E! Online and focuses on Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) and Tracy Woodside (Rachel McAdams). Aloha will be in theaters in just about a month!
It’s been a big week for Aloha announcements. Today, we want to share the soundtrack cover and tracklisting. It will also include liner notes from Cameron when its released on CD and digitally on May 26th via Legacy Recordings, Madison Gate Records and Vinyl Films Records. A vinyl edition will happen later this Summer.
As an exclusive tidbit for the Uncool readers, legendary Slack-Key guitarist Ledward Kaapana will also appear in the film!
Happy Friday. Here’s a new addition to the site today, Cameron’s interview with David Bowie from the May, 1976 issue of Creem magazine. We hope you like it.!
Space Face Changes The Station
David Bowie Pulls A Lazarus
Andy Kent is one of the most important freelance photographers in the music business. At 28, his well matched wardrobe, trimmed hair and full beard give the look of a successful young businessman. Which he is.
Yet, after six years of shooting almost every L.A. concert, Andy’s motivation has long since transcended fandom. It is now a job. He and his partner Neal usually flip coins over who has to shoot a local performance. The winner gets to stay home.
It’s been two weeks since the beginning of David Bowie’s 1976 worldwide concert blitz, of which Andy Kent is official tour photographer. These days, he is a changed man. Gone is the apathy of someone who has seen a loud rock and roll band a few hundred times too many. Now Andy feverishly scans the radio for Bowie records. He speaks constantly of the man’s genius. He arrives at Bowie’s show hours before they begin. He helps the band choose their on-stage attire. He discusses and critiques the set every night with Bowie. Andy feels important. “I told David the other night,” he reports, “that I haven’t worked this hard in years. I really feed off his energy.”
Andy Kent is only one of a thirty-nine person entourage that is powered by the same blind devotion to David Bowie. It is not hard to become totally drawn in by the man – he has a special talent for making all those around him feel as if they are, indeed, most crucial to his vision. Yet, in the end, Bowie has them all on salary. Ever since his costly (millions were lost) split with ex-manager Tony De Fries, he manages and owns himself entirely.
This is Bowie’s first tour since that incident. Likewise, the current stage show is a virtual one-man tour de force. There are no sets, costumes, glitter or dancers. For the first time in years, it’s just David.
I thought we’d revisit a feature I did in 2012 on the Singles Seattle filming locations: Then and Now…
Since I live in Seattle, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the filming locations and how they look now. I’ve included stills from the movie along with recent pictures that I’ve taken. It’s crazy how many locations are gone or completely changed, while others have stood the test of time. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.
Tidbit: The fountain was created out of styrofoam for the film and the building is only two stories, so there’s not actually an elevator. In reality, Cliff’s apartment was in the laundry room and storage area (located in the basement of the apartment complex).