Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jim Jarmusch reveals information on new Stooges documentary

Indie movie maker Jim Jarmusch has revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine's website that he'll be working on a documentary on the Stooges. According to Jarmusch, Iggy Pop had asked him a few year ago to do it knowing that Jarmusch was a big Stooges fan. Jarmusch revealed in the video interview that they are working hard to find archival footage. Jarmusch already has eight hours of footage of Pop talking all about the Stooges. Jarmusch also says that the documentary will use unreleased music made by Ron and Scott Asheton, which was recorded before Ron Asheton passed away in January 2009. Jarmusch has made a few films since 1980. His only documentary is 1997's Year of the Horse, which is about Neil Young. He has also directed a few music videos, two of them by Tom Waits.
This is pretty cool news. I would love to see a documentary on the Stooges. I feel their story hasn't been told correctly before in print or in video. There are some music specials on Iggy Pop, which do mention the Stooges. This movie will not talk about Pop's solo career, from what I've read. It'll just be about the Stooges. I'm looking forward to this very much.

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