There’s a great review of “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” in the Los Angeles Times. I’m not sure what more you need to know other than it’s directed by Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits, Brazil) and features Tom Waits as the devil, but if doubt lingers then read the article. The writer Kenneth Turan is by no means a critical pushover so it’s substantial praise. That said, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” is the third most successful movie this week. But in lieu of another diatribe on the end of civilization, I merely suggest you go see this artistically ambitious and wondrous film.
From The LA Times: “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is as unusual and idiosyncratic as its one-of-a-kind title. You’d expect no less from Terry Gilliam, and admirers of this singular filmmaker will be pleased to know that “Imaginarium” is one of his most original and accessible works. To read the entire review, click here. Read More
Tom Waits plays the devil in the amazingly hallucinatory new Terry Gilliam film “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus” which also stars the late Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp. Waits was recently on NPR’s Morning Edition where he spoke with host Steve Inskeep about his role in the movie, working with Gilliam and their oddly shared birthmarks. To read a transcript, listen to, or download the interview, just go here. Read More
Now RIAA-certified Gold, Tom Waits‘ “Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards” is a spectacular musical journey, which visits most every genre of American song tradition. This box set redefines the words “Deluxe” or “Collectors Edition.” With 7 LPs of 180 gram vinyl, six previously unreleased songs, a 32-page book featuring lyrics and insight, and a beautiful hardbound box, the collection captures the full scope of Tom Waits’ shamanic powers as a vocalist, literary lyricist, romantic melodist, innovative arranger and pioneer of sonic worlds.
To get it today, click here! Read More
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Anti- Records wishes Mr. Tom Waits a Happy Birthday this December 7th.
Thank you for enriching our lives beyond measure Tom, we love you. Read More
The renowned Thalia Theatre in Hamburg has announced that “Woyzeck”, the musical play by Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan and Robert Wilson will premiere on January 23rd. The Thalia Theatre previously staged two earlier plays by the three collaborators: “The Black Rider” (1990) and “Alice” (1992). The play is based on the writings of Georg Buchner, which were left uncompleted upon his death in 1837. Wilson directed the musical version of Woyzeck in 2000. Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan composed the music for Wilson’s stage play, which was released as the “Blood Money” album by Waits in 2002. The world premiere of “Woyzeck” took place in Copenhagen’s Betty Nansen Theatre in November 2000. “It deals with madness and children, obsession and murder”, states Waits, “all the things that we care about, as much now as we did then. It’s wild, sexy and curious: it catches your imagination. And it makes you reflect on your own life.”
Tickets go on sale Sunday 6th December. They are available on +49 (0) 40 32 81 44 44 and per email via email@example.com. For further ticket info go here Read More