Joshua Rothman on watching “Gravity” while listening to “The Dark Side of the Moon”: http://nyr.kr/1lpmMO2
12:35: Now everything’s being destroyed by rogue space debris. As Stone whirls around and around, attached to a giant space boom, Gilmour sings about the sun (it’s “racing around to come up behind you again!”) and points out that, with every minute, she is “shorter of breath, and … closer to death!”
13:15: As Stone tumbles off into empty space, Gilmour sings, “Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way.” To calm herself, Stone recalls her routines on Earth: when she comes home, cold and tired, she likes to warm her bones beside the fire.
[Article] Rolling Stone Magazine, "The Liberation of Steve McQueen"
In the insightful interview, McQueen begins by revisiting his childhood through a harrowing mid-17th century tale shared with him by his father. A story involving 40 indigenous people cornered by French colonists near a cliffside in Grenada. The tragic, yet liberating outcome inspired the award-winning director to explore historical events he says are “swept under the rug”.
He goes on to share his journey through the British art scene, along with his decision to break into the film industry. McQueen admits the pain that went into creating his works ‘Hunger’ and ‘Shame’, as well what it meant for the nine-time Oscar nominated film, ‘12 Years A Slave’.