"Moon" (Duncan Jones) and Rocker 'bad' girls (The Runaways)
Director Duncan Jones with his father David Bowie at the premiere of "Moon" - Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 30, 2009 in New York City.
Duncan Jones with his best British directoral debut award at the Orange British Academy Film Awards held at The Royal Opera House on February 21, 2010 in London, England.
This week he is in Canada preparing to make a major £30million picture starring the Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal. New publicity stills of Jake Gyllenhaal in "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" (2010). His friend and mentor Trevor Beattie - the advertising guru - tells me: 'Duncan is the most talked about director in Hollywood.' The story begins in 1969 when David Bowie met the wild-child daughter of a U.S. army colonel, Mary Angela Barnett, known as Angie. Zowie was born a year after the wedding. Angie says that he was her gift to David and that his birth, on May 30, 1971, was the happiest day of both their lives, and the first and only time she saw David cry". Source: www.dailymail.co.uk
MOON Director Duncan Jones gives an emotional acceptance speech at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London 21 Feb, 2010. "The Runaways pays short shrift to the band's other members-guitarist Lita Ford, bassist Jackie Fox, and drummer Sandy West. But driven by great songs, the film-and the feeling of liberation, love, and pain teenagers find in music and each other-is dead on. "I was looking for raw", says Sigismondi, who has directed videos for the likes of Marilyn Manson, The White Stripes, David Bowie, Björk, The Cure, and Interpol. "This very short period of time held a big place in all of their lives. It was a very delicate thing, but it wasn't all heartfelt. There was anger. There was resentment. There was sorrow. They were breaking new ground. They were taking risks. They were doing things that brought them up against walls." I recently spoke to Jett-creator of some of the greatest-of-all-time anthems like "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and who, with her manager, Kenny Laguna, executive-produced The Runaways-about what it was like to see her youthful triumphs and excesses (including some steamy scenes with Currie) on screen. "Joan Jett-she's just one of a kind, and has never veered from her path," Sigismondi says. "She's gone out there and said, ‘This is who I am.' JETT: Well, I found Kristen to be through and through totally professional and just great to be around. I found us to be really, scarily similar, just in our physicality, the way we move through space. Kristen Stewart, Joan Jett, Dakota Fanning and Cherie Currie.
The first time we met was a little over a year ago, New Year's Eve. She came to see us do a concert. We hung out for the whole day, and I just dumped on her about everything I could think about The Runaways-I mean, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I told her all that stuff and how much it meant to me. Then she went off to do New Moon, and I didn't see her again until about two weeks before The Runaways thing started. But she is so authentic. The thing that came through to me was that it was important to her to capture it. She really wanted to nail it. So I gave her all The Runaways music that I could find; I gave her tapes of me talking. . . . When we were together prior to the start of filming, she was staring at me the whole time. And I was fine with it because I knew she was watching my posture, my mannerisms, everything I did, the way I hold my hands, just everything. And she really soaked it in. When we were hanging out together on set, it was like I had a mirror image. Even just sitting around, we'd do the same thing at the same time. It was just great-and it wasn't creepy. It was wonderfully special. JETT: Those are absolutely still issues. It's funny how little has changed since The Runaways formed. I think, if anything, maybe the movie can restart the conversation about that, too. Not just in music, not just about rock 'n' roll and girls in rock 'n' roll, but across the board about how women are looked at and how, if they try to be sexual or use their sexuality in a powerful way, they're judged much differently than men. Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
"Fanning gets the juicy part in the movie -- her character is the one with the arc, turning from an ordinary shy suburban sweetie with a yearning to wear makeup like David Bowie and hang around cool rocks clubs into a sullen ego-monster who dresses in bustiers, thigh-highs and garter belts -- but Stewart gets to indulge in lots of bad behavior too". Source: www.nypost.com
Rock icon Joan Jett and adult cinema icon Jenna Jameson.
"Joan Jett is a busy girl these days. First, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are releasing the definitive double-disc “Greatest Hits” collection, along with double-disc vinyl on 3/9/10. The amazing thing is that the album release is coming out just in time for the March release of “The Runaways” movie, where Joan is also the executive producer. The two-disc collection contains eight songs featured in the film, “The Runaways", including one previously unreleased track featured in the film. The album also includes rerecorded material featuring several Runaways favorites, along with re-mastered original material including such hits as “I Love Rock N’ Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Bad Reputation,” and a cover of Tommy James & The Shondels “Crimson and Clover." Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart attending Joan Jett's Concert in Sundance 2010.
You’ll get your first look at Kristen Stewart channeling her inner rocker – Joan Jett, to be precise – in her upcoming movie, The Runaways. The movie, which arrives in theaters on March 19, is a coming of age story about the all-girl rock group. It also stars Dakota Fanning, who plays Cherie Currie.“The Runaways” movie is a rock ‘n’ roll biopic of the 1970s all-girl band, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As the first successful all-girl hard rock band, The Runaways were hugely influential. Band members included guitarists Joan Jett, lead guitarist, Lita Ford, drummer Sandy West, singer-keyboardist Cherie Currie and bassist Jackie Fox. The band was brought together in late 1975 by impresario Kim Fowley, who thought a novelty act of teenaged girls performing in leather and lace would be an easy sell, but the girls ended up proving to be serious and influential musicians with songs like “Cherry Bomb.” Source: www.examiner.com
"I don't give a damn 'bout my reputation You're living in the past it's a new generation A girl can do what she wants to do and that's What I'm gonna do An' I don't give a damn ' bout my bad reputation" ("Bad Reputation" -Joan Jett).
"No, the Runaways were never under the shadowy thumb of some genius; their talent, their music, and their image were their own, and so was their great flaw: so beholden was the band to the idea of being bad girls that they were never confident you believed them". Source: www.stylusmagazine.com
Kristen Stewart as Em and as Jesse Eisenberg as James in "Adventureland" (2009).
"Whereas Em (Kristen Stewart), the flashing-eyed girl he befriends and starts to date (sort of), is all too good at projecting an image. She knows how to hide her troubles, of which she has plenty. Stewart, as she proved in Twilight, has a cutting sharpness that draws you right to her pale, severe beauty. She makes Em just the kind of good-bad girl a lamb like James needs to set himself free". Source: www.ew.com
Robert Pattinson Makes Kristen Stewart Go Bad video.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Tom Sturridge arriving in NY on 27th February 2010.
"Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have been reported getting up close and personal at a pub in London, England. E! Online reported that the "Twilight Saga" duo were spotted having one last round of pub hopping on Thursday, February 25 before the 23-year-old actor is due back to the U.S. to promote his upcoming movie "Remember Me". Sources claimed the two were seen inseparable at a pub called Macbeth on the particular occasion. One witness told E! that Pattinson and Stewart were "100 percent there together." A lucky fan even provided a picture of her with the "Bel Ami" actor and tweeted, "Just saw R Patz and kristen stewart in the Macbeth. Whats the world coming to?"Before hitting Macbeth, Pattinson and Stewart were spotted together at the Halfmoon pub in London on Wednesday, February 24. A representative for the venue confirmed to E! that the rumored couple was there at the time to see the performance of the"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" actor's sister Lizzy. A day earlier on Tuesday, February 23, the "Little Ashes" actor and "Welcome to the Rileys" actress were seen at pub Marquis of Granby. British council member Nicholas Clark saw the two stars at the pub and later on tweeted, "In The Marquis of Granby with Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart." A few hours later he added, "From what I saw just a couple of kisses on lips. R+K were acting like a couple." Source: www.-celebrity-mania.com
Riley Keough and Dakota Fanning as The Currie Sisters Marie and Cherrie in "The Runaways". Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as Cherie Currie and her sister Marie Currie.
1. Nick Gilder – “Roxy Roller” 2. Suzi Quatro – “The Wild One” 3. MC5 – “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” 4. David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel” 5. Dakota Fanning – “Cherry Bomb” 6. The Runaway – “Hollywood” 7. Dakota Fanning – “California Paradise” 8. The Runaways – “You Drive Me Wild” 9. Dakota Fanning & Kristen Stewart – “Queens Of Noise” 10. Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning – “Dead End Justice” 11. The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog” 12. The Runaways – “I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are (Live)” 13. Sex Pistols – “Pretty Vacant” 14. Joan Jett – “Don’t Abuse Me”
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"Dr. Mark Weiser and colleagues from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer found that young men who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day or more had IQ scores 7.5 points lower than non-smokers.
"Adolescents with poorer IQ scores might be targeted for programs designed to prevent smoking," they conclude in the journal Addiction". Source: www.reuters.com