So I’m listening to the soundtrack from A Mighty Wind. I know some “purists” poo-poo this movie because they feel it belittles folk music. I find it pretty darn funny myself (I usually love anything Christopher Guest touches). But my question is:
Any other movies have folk music as a dominant theme in them? Bound for Glory, of course. Songcatcher. I guess I’m thinking movies as in, not documentaries. Years back, Sean Penn was looking at doing an adaptation of Death of a Rebel, about Phil Ochs, but to the best of my knowledge that never transpired.
I can think of a whole bunch of (mostly forgettable, but I watch them anyway) country-based movies, but not too much is coming to mind in the folk and acoustic realm. Anyone?
And if you were a Hollywood (or indie) producer, who do you think would be an interesting subject for a movie?
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