Thursday, August 5, 2010


As a kid growing up in the '80s, it was impossible to avoid the influence of Bruce Springsteen. His Born in the U.S.A. album was one of my first vinyl records, although really I would only play three tracks off that album over and over: Glory Days, I'm on Fire and of course the title track.

Springsteen to me was one of my first realizations of what it meant for a man to be perceived as Masculine and sexy.  I would watch videos of women fawning over him, including that star-making video with a young starstruck Courteney Cox.  Tabloid reports of him being involved ith Patti Scialfa from E Street Band - while married - was one of my earliest recollections of what Adultery is and I remember being confused why a husband would fall in love with another woman when he had a wife. 

Filmmaker Thom Zimny will be bringing The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town to this year's TIFF.  It is scheduled to screen on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  The documentary contains never-seen-before footage and archives compiled  between 1976 and 1978 as Springstreen was recording  Darkness on the Edge of Town following his massively successful Born to Run album.  During that period, he was under great pressure to record a successful follow-up and also undergoing legal battles.  It is rumoured that Springsteen himself will be in attendance.  We'll soon see...


  1. Hey Will!
    Do you know when Blue Valentine and Easy A are screening yet?! Any help would be SO great.

  2. You're excitement is cute! But alas, no confirmed times still. Give it another week or two!