Sunday, 27 April 2008


The RZA at the GFT

On Saturday I went along to the GFT for a screening of Jim Jarmusch's film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. I've always loved this film. It's so perfectly made. Every beat is just right. It's menacing, hilarious, thoughtful and thought provoking.

This screening was part of Triptych and featured an intorduction and Q & A from the composer of the film's score, Wu-Tang Clan mainman RZA. His chat was really interesting. He discussed how he came to work on the film. (He and Jarmusch smoked weed together.) He talked about working with Tarantino on Kill Bill, how he feels the Wu-Tang are cheating their audience when all the group don't show up for a gig and many other aspects of his musical, production, business and film careers. He talked intelligently and openly about his life and career. He's also, as he pointed out "Wu-Tang forever."


Anonymous said...

Absolutely the best £6 i've ever spent, it was about 5 or 6 years since i saw the film last and to have the RZA there, just finished it all off, the only down side was that when i came out of the cinema, i was punished with a parking ticket for parking on Rose ST. DIZZZAMMMM!

Tom said...

Yeah, I can't remember the last time I saw it. On TV I think. I remember just being spellbound by it when I saw it on its release and Saturday felt the same as seeing it the first time.