James Murphy

LCD Soundsystem and the Glorious Swindle of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion

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Late in 2015, the music-media complex was whipped into a frenzy when rumors began to swirl about a possible LCD Soundsystem reunion. The band, fronted by James Murphy, had permanently signed off from its post as indie’s resident sad-sack dance folks with 2010’s This Is Happening and a massive farewell show at Madison Square Garden, not to mention the 2012 documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, which further memorialized the band.
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Darren Aronofsky Almost Made a Batman Movie: Links You Need to See

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Before Christopher Nolan came along and made Batman cool and box-office friendly again, the Dark Knight was at a low point, last seen in the embarrassing Batman & Robin. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed five other projects that vied to be made before Nolan’s Batman Begins. One included a Darren Aronofsky-directed adaptation of Frank Miller’s excellent Year One graphic novel. The script got panned when Warner Bros. realized how violent it was. “I think I heard a shriek of horror,” said Miller of Warner Bros.’ response.
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