A semi-fictionalized documentary about a day in the life of Australian musician Nick Cave's persona.
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A semi-fictionalized documentary about a day in the life of Australian musician Nick Cave's persona.
Nick Cave: 20,000 Days on Earth, Dünyada 20.000 Gün, 20000 днів на Землі
Came in with no real relationship to Nick Cave or his music and loved this trip... It doesn't exactly enter F FOR FAKE territory, but it's just contrived and calibrated enough, with Cave openly musing about his fascination with narratives and instinctive need to embellish his own experiences, that it wouldn't shock me to learn that the "documentary's" only bit of truth – so far as these things go – is what I came in already knowing: Cave is a fringe rock star who spends a lot of time writing and recording songs. Maybe he doesn't live in Brighton, isn't married to a (stunning) woman named Suzie, doesn't have twin boys, doesn't see a therapist, and there's no team of…
"I am transforming, I am vibrating - I'm glowing - I'm flying! Look at me now!"
I used to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's much better now - I'm miserable all the year round these days - and one of the ways I used to get it under control was to take photos and videos of grey, rainy skies. If I could take the weather that was troubling me and turn it into a matter of exposure lengths and f-stops, I could control it.
One of the many, many, many revelations of Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth's new film about Nick Cave is that he used to do the same thing. Although Cave never struck me as the sort…
Nick Cave plays Nick Cave in a 'documentary' that at times seems to encompass larger cinematic proportions than you would typically associate with the genre. The film is presented as his 20,000 day alive since birth, 24 hours in the life of an artist, a husband, a Dad, a dreamer, a realist and a middle-age man living in Brighton. To call this a documentary is not really true in the strictest sense, regularly drifting into the fictional realm so often inhabited by its subjects songs.
Certainly if you are turned on by the idea of delving into an artists creative process, being taken into the confusing, restless mind that attempts to make sense of their life and world around them…
When I talk about editing as a creative art form, I'm thinking of things like showing Nick Cave kicking the air, then cutting in mid-movement to his younger self completing the same move. Poetry, commentary and emotion in one cut.
This is still brilliant.
Now I will tell you how to slay the dragon.
20,000 Days on Earth is simply the feeling you get when something higher than yourself is levelling with you. Nick Cave, a being drifting around in the philosophical stratosphere at the dumbest of times, is an artist that I never expected to decipher, nor even appreciate. The trailer of this quasi-documentary suggests further impenetrable ramblings about 'Important Stuff', yet I can't imagine a more inviting and welcoming creation of random musings than this.
Tinkering with structure playfully, 20,000 Days's concept is slight yet expansive. Following Nick Cave's 20,000th day on Planet Earth (we can only assume he's spent many more days on other planets), it segues between reminiscing about the…
Memories don’t matter so much to me for I often tend to recall the bad ones: those in which I did something embarrassing or which are dominated by disappointment. Not that I am unhappy about the things I do, it’s just that the good ones fade much faster. Watching a guy recall his memories therefore doesn’t appeal to me as a concept for a ‘documentary’, especially since I’m not a Nick Cave fan per se, although this film fortunately centred on his latest album - Push the Sky Away - that I’ve acquainted more than the rest of his back catalogue. There way too much semi-philosophical mumbling that may work for his spoken-words style of song writing, but which, as…
A portrait of the artist as a God.
And I thought I loved Nick Cave before watching this film. Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard pull off something quite remarkable with this fictional documentary that would make Errol Morris blush, that follows Nick Cave around the time of the recording of his latest album, Push The Sky Away. While an absolute boon to fans of the artist, Murder Ballads was a seminal album in my development as a teenager (one of the few I could say shaped me) 20,000 Days On Earth has bigger targets in its sight, including an exploration of the very nature of artistic expression, and can be appreciated by anyone unfamiliar with his work. Many scenes…
"Miley Cyrus floats in a swimming pool in Toluca Lake"
Nick Cave is a poet. I won't pretend to understand everything he's saying. I dig his music, and I just sort of leave it at that. A surface level relationship up to this point. This documentary delves a bit deeper into this mysterious, sometimes scary front man of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Or does it?
I was a bit turned off by the format of this "documentary" initially. The whole thing is staged. It's filmed like a scripted piece and it most likely is a mostly scripted film. It feels like it's directed by Cave himself. It's a dark, brooding piece, very similar in feel to the music that…
Realistically this "documentary" should have been forgettable, and that's from someone who is actually a fan of Nick Cave. It's just that watching a feature length "day in the life" of this fringe rock star is, at best, only somewhat appealing.
But this is from start to finish INTERESTING, and it's been almost 247 hours since I watched it to writing this review, but I haven't stopped thinking about it. Whether it's the subject matter, the way that it is shot, the way in which it is presented, or Cave himself.
Everything about this film is fascinating.
An Australian vampire trawls the streets of Brighton in his taxi, looking for singers and actors to eat.
A biopic/documentary on writer/singer/actor/performer/Bad Seed Nick Cave was never going to be ordinary. Not in his hands.
To be fair actually, massive credit on this endlessly fascinating insight into the (20,000th) day of a hard-working and much-adored artist goes to the writing and directing team of Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard. Having worked with the Bad Seeds before, they are allowed unusual access into the recording of the latest album PUSH THE SKY AWAY as they get the ball rolling on a film about its enigmatically intense frontman Nick Cave.
But the cameras start rolling on his alarm clock and him waking up in bed with his wife Suzie to go about his day. We'll not see much of her…
It’s easy to understate the tremendous impact Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have had not just on music, but culture as a whole. His consistency as a performer, lyricist and innovator in his brand of music is phenomenal. Poetic beauty, pent-up emotions spilt out onto carefully crafted verses that provide such intricate beauty. I find it nigh on impossible to articulate my thoughts about Cave’s abilities not just as a performer, but as a person also. 20,000 Days on Earth looks to do that for me, though, as this documentary-drama hybrid seeks to give us a loose, semi-fictionalized life-story of Cave as we spend a day in his life.
That keyword, though, “fictionalized” looms over the film. For fans of The…
A little self grandiose and moody especially if one is not a Nick Cave fan. But there is undeniable style and atmosphere about the film.
Du liebst Musik, hast ein bisschen was für Kunst übrig und willst wissen wie Musiker so arbeiten? Na bitte, dann hast du hier ein ganz feines Stück Film vor dir!
mu az zam bir eser. nick cave aşığım sana. nası olsa nick cave aq ne çeksek izlenir diye düşünülmemiş, görüntüler, sesler, senaryo çok güzel. klasik bir rock star biyografisi değil, daha çok imgeler üzerinden nick cave'in hayalgücüne ve hafızasına giriyor gibiyiz, onun anlamlandıramadığı, onda etki bırakmış şeyleri açıklayıcı bir şekilde sunma çabasına girmeden, onun aklındaki gibi dağınık bir şekilde bize sunuyor. görüntüler ve müzikteki belirsizlik, karışıklık, devamsızlık da filmin bu hissini seyirciye geçirmesine bir hayli yardımcı oluyor. nick cave'i hiç tanımayan birinin bile zevk alarak izleyebileceğini düşündüğüm bir iş, çok iyi.
A bit disappointing. I've stated before that I love, love, LOVE Nick Cave and his music. I also found One More Time With Feeling to be a beautiful look into Nick and everyone around him; knowing how amazing I found that film I was very excited to give this a watch. Alas, I found this film to be quite dull. There are many scenes in which Nick is talking about experiences he's gone through in his life, whether it be working with another music artist, or talking about his first sexual experience, and I found that all to be very fascinating. Unfortunately, the film tries to use a traditional narrative structure for the entire film and I found this approach…
Not really sure what to make of this. Artist doco but a little to the left? Artist doco with cinematography? Regardless, the performance of higgs boson blues was stunning, as was the score. And I guess the most important thing being, that as a fan of Nick Cave's music, I found this enjoyable and interesting, if a little odd.
För allt jag älskar med Nick Cave är det här lite slappt, den andra är bättre.
often on the edge of becoming expository mythologizing and certainly would be were it about anyone other than nick cave. the extent to which his persona is self-aware fluctuates tremendously, to the benefit of his music and, by extention, this movie.
Susie’yi ilk kez Londra’daki Victoria & Albert Müzesinde gördüm. İçeri girdiğinde bunca yıldır tutkunu olduğum tüm o şeyler, film yıldızlarının resimleri, su birikintisindeki Jenny Agutter, çeşmedeki Anita Akberg, siyah taytıyla Ali McGraw, çocukluğumdaki televizyon imgeleri, Barbara Eden ve Elizabeth Montgomery ve Abigail. Dünya güzellik yarışmaları, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Jones, Bo Derek, polis kılığındaki Angie Dickinson, Maria Falconetti ve Suzi Quatro, Bolşoy Balerinleri ve Rus jimnastikçiler. Wonder Woman ve Barbarella süper modeller ve 3. sayfa kızları. Tüm o bitmek tükenmez imkansız fanteziler. Wangaratta havuzunun kenarında sıcak betona uzanmış genç kızlar. Courbert’nin Dünyanın Kökeni resmi, Bataille’nin süt kasesi, Jean Simmons’un burun halkası. Duyduğum, gördüğüm, okuduğum şeyler. İlanlar ve televizyon reklamları, moda çekimleri, ayın Playboy güzelleri. Elvis’in kollarında ölen Caroline Jones, yas tutan Jackie O, çekmecede hapsolan Tinkerbell. Tüm o sonu gelmez erotik veri silsilesi. Hepsi bir araya gelip muhteşem bir patlamaya yol açtı ve kendimi onda kaybettim. Ve olan olmuştu.
Just Do It.
A superb and unique documentary on Nick Cave.
Prätentios und pseudointellektuell - Ein Kalenderspruch jagt den nächsten! Schade eigentlich, ich mag seine Musik sehr. Aber die Doku hat mich null erreicht leider.
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