Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Soul of Blue Eye Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s.

Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in England, Dusty was influential in the discovery of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, and produced dozens of Billboard top 100 hits in her career.

Written and Directed by Jesse Brunt, the film has put a lot of effort into the authenticity of the scenes as well as the tense interaction between Dusty and one particular interviewer who breaks an agreement, and demands to know about her sexual preferences.  “I wanted to tell part of the story about this amazing artist,” says Brunt, who also shot and edited much of the project.  “she created music that has sustained the test of time and she broke new ground for an entire genre which came to be known as Blue Eyed Soul.”

Producer Bob Bekian noted that the tag line, “You know my music, but you don’t know me” really gave insight into the story.  “She was an amazingly talented musical artist who had a genuine desire to help others –which is a refreshing story in today’s world of ‘everyone-out-for-themselves.'”

Producers Bekian and Brunt have a feature length script that they are looking to produce with Nicole Kidman as their first choice to play Dusty Springfield, and have made this short to give people a glimpse into the full story they hope to make.

LASHORTSFEST_Highres_Logo_jpg “The Soul of Blue Eye” stars Paige Segal as Dusty Springfield, and will be shown at the Laemmle NOHO 7 Theater in North Hollywood on Saturday, July 26th 2014 at 3:15pm.   For more information, email bob@loyalstudios.tv.

For more information about the festival, visit LA Shorts Fest

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Nicole Kidman & ‘The Paperboy’: Actress Refused To Say The N-Word

 

Nicole Kidman at the premiere of "The Paperboy" at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman at the premiere of “The Paperboy” at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival

Nicole Kidman infamously urinates on Zac Efron in “The Paperboy,” but there’s one thing she flat-out refused to do.

Speaking at a press conference at the New York Film Festival, director Lee Daniels revealed that Kidman would not call a black cast member the N-word. Kidman, who the Los Angeles Times describes as “looking slightly annoyed,” explained that she felt as though the slur didn’t “feel right for the character.”

“I have a son who’s African-American and I just didn’t feel it was right,” the actress added. “It wasn’t right.”

Kidman’s turn as Charlotte Bless has earned rave reviews from critics, many of whom were simply shocked by her daringness in the film. In addition to urinating on Efron (his character has an unfortunate encounter with a jellyfish), she also participates in a couple of wild sex scenes, including one in which she pantomimes performing oral sex on an inmate (played by John Cusack).

The urination scene, though, has emerged as the biggest story to come out of the movie. Daniels explained the shooting to GQ: “First of all, it was really hard to shoot. It was the third day. The first scene we shot was the sex scene with John [Cusack and Kidman]. I like to get that right out of the way. The second day was the telepathic sex scene in the prison. And the third day of shooting was the piss scene.”

He also said he thought it was too much to keep in the film, but Kidman insisted. Kidman — who recently appeared topless on the cover of V Magazine —
apparently didn’t want the work to go to waste.

Daniels told HuffPost Entertainment that he thinks audiences will be surprised by the film, especially given that it’s his follow-up to “Precious,” the 2009 movie which garnered six Academy Award nominations.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

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Tom Cruise gets off cheaply in divorce from Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on their wedding day 5 years ago.

More details are emerging about the lightning-quick divorce of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, and, as was the case during his previous divorce from actress Nicole Kidman, Cruise is getting off pretty easy.

Citing sources familiar with the court documents, a report at TMZ says that Holmes will not receive a lump-sum payout, meaning that Cruise gets to keep most of his $250 million fortune.

TMZ also says that Holmes is not getting spousal support, but her ex will pay her $400,000 a year in child support until their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, turns 18. He reportedly will cover Suri’s medical and dental care and education.

In addition, sources told TMZ, the settlement says that the couple agrees that Suri will not attend a residential school. That means she won’t be sent to the Delphian, a Scientology school in Oregon that her big sister Isabella — Cruise’s daughter with Kidman — attended.

SOURCE: Free Press

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Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s. Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in […]

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