There’s a folk movie coming and it’s from highly awarded siblings. Here’s three reasons to watch Inside Llewyn Davis:
It’s the Coen brothers and they’re tackling folk music. The movie, which is about a singer-songwriter navigating New York’s folk music scene in the 60s, is currently set to be released early next year. Although highly unlikely, a proper cinematic showing in the Philippines would be very much appreciated by moi and company.
Awesomely versatile actor Oscar Isaac will be playing the title character, Llewyn Davis, loosely based on 60s folk musician Dave Van Ronk. From what I’ve seen of Isaac’s previous performances — as charismatic St. Joseph in the Nativity Story, evil King John in Robin Hood, and a scene-stealing antagonist in Sucker Punch — I couldn’t ask for a better lead. By the way, he’s also in the Bourne Legacy, which I still have to watch.
All music performances in the movie are played live, not pre-recorded. Just like the new Les Miserables, eh? Looks like we’re having a trend. But knowing Isaac played lead guitar and sang for a band before becoming an actor, his performances would be something to look forward to.
Inside Llewyn Davis holds other interesting names: Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Garrett Hedlund, and John Goodman. Although I can’t see Timberlake in folk, country maybe, I’m still curious about what he can do or how he would sound.
As for Dave Van Ronk, we’ll be sure to check him out. Below is his song He was a friend of mine: