Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Talking Heads

Jonathan Demme is shooting his next movie - that's the kind of news I'm always happy about. In this case it will be He Comes in Peace, a documentary about Jimmy Carter on his current book tour.

Demme has vowed to take an "experimental approach" to avoid making a film "dominated by talking heads" - I suppose he's not as in love with Stop Making Sense as the rest of us, then (boom, boom).

Carter's book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid lays most of the blame for Middle Eastern conflict on Israel. I think it unlikely that Demme will editorialise on this subject much himself, but instead capture - experimentally or not - the three ring, sabre toothed circus this tour is sadly destined to turn into.

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