Wednesday, May 26, 2010
YouTube via JohnFoxxMetamatic — May 26, 2010 — "This is a two minute segment of Parallel Lives - a new cut-up collaboration between John Foxx, underground film-maker and musician Steve D'Agostino and movie director Alex Proyas, whose credits include I, Robot, Dark City and The Crow.
The new work will be screened at the Roundhouse on 5 June, just before Foxx's analogue electronic set.
According to Alex Proyas, 'If only my 18 year old self could've seen his film with an original John Foxx soundtrack he would've been beside himself with excitement . . . hell, my 48 year old self is pretty impressed too! Just wonderful.'
The short is a cut-up of Proyas's 1980 film Groping, set to a reworked version of the Foxx 1980 B-side 'Film One'.
I think apart from his incredibly cinematic lyrics, John's music has always conjured entire movies in my head when I listen to it,' says Proyas. 'I think it is his mastery of atmosphere that has stayed with me through the years. If I could only make a movie as textured and evocative as Johns music I would be a happy man."