Finally: The David Lynch/Duran Duran Collaboration You've Been Hoping For
The Maysles Brothers and the Rolling Stones. Martin Scorsese and the Band. Jonathan Demme and Talking Heads.
Davis Guggenheim and Justin Bieber. Some of cinema's most important collaborations have served as pop music milestones as well, a collision of sound, light, vision and performance better known as the concert film. And finally -- finally -- we can add David Lynch and Duran Duran to their ranks. Wait, what?
That's the word just in to ML HQ from American Express Unstaged, a concert series whose second season commences March 23 with a performance by '80s heroes Duran Duran -- live in L.A., and streamed to your computer through the sublime, surreal eye of the genius who brought you Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and Mulholland Drive. Because, you know, obviously:
"I am very excited about this opportunity to experiment with the band, Duran Duran, at the Mayan Theater on March 23rd," said filmmaker David Lynch. "The idea is to try and create on the fly, layers of images permeating Duran Duran on the stage. A world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents."
Speaking from a rehearsal studio in London where they are preparing for the 'Unstaged' show, lead singer Simon Le Bon said: "We are all beyond delighted that David Lynch has agreed to direct this show for us. It's a dream come true quite frankly. We are all such fans of his work and think he has a creative vision like no other. In talking to him about what he is planning, we all believe this live-streamed performance is going to look nothing like anyone has ever seen before. We can't wait."
Who can? The livestream begins March 23 at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET, you can find it here on YouTube. Developing...