Their mini film festival begins on May 11 in support of new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.
Not content with releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year this Friday, Arctic Monkeys are going two steps further: on Friday there’ll be pop-up Arctic Monkeys shops all over the world, and a mini film festival in Sydney screening five classic films chosen by the band.
The majority of the film is the awesome, largely wordless heist sequence that ensues.
Released: 1974Director: Francis Ford CoppolaWhat’s it about? In Ford Coppola’s first film after The Godfather, Gene Hackman stars as Harry Caul, a surveillance expert whose obsession with privacy is only heightened by his work.
Why’s it a big deal? The legendary film critic Roger Ebert gave this four out of four stars and put it on his Great Films list, calling Hackman’s performance a career peak.
It’s also been considered “Culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by The United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, who deemed it worthy of preservation alongside films such as 12 Angry Men and Ben-Hur.
Why’s it a big deal? Here’s where Arctic Monkeys’ film picks start to connect.
Primarily a chronological film of the concert, it also features Scorsese interviewing The Band’s members, plus sound-stage footage.