Why ‘Blinded By the Light’ and ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Opened Wide

Two wide releases from top directors with appeal to adult audiences are specialty films, even if their distributors opted to open them in over 2,000 theaters. Warner Bros. had strong reasons for wide-releasing New Line Cinema’s Bruce Springsteen-infused Sundance pickup “Blinded By the Light” this weekend, as did United Artists with Annapurna’s long-delayed Cate Blanchett

How Bruce Springsteen Musical ‘Blinded by the Light’ Makes Corniness Feel Cool Again

Days before last January’s rapturous Sundance premiere of “Blinded by the Light,” director Gurinder Chadha was struggling with her decision to cut the best scene in the entire film. “It’s just not going to work,” she remembered thinking. “It’s too fucking corny. And we’re already going to get it in the neck from so many

Blinded By The Light screenwriter Sarfraz Manzoor on the healing power of The Boss

When Sarfraz Manzoor was growing up, he found self and salvation through the music of Bruce Springsteen. It was an unlikely love affair—a Pakistani kid living in Luton, a small manufacturing city about an hour north of London, falling in love with The Boss, but in a way it made sense. Both knew the value of

Review: The Beauty and Brilliance of Springsteen Shines in Blinded by the Light

If you weren’t a fan of the Boss before (a mistake on your part), Blinded by the Light will show you the world through the eyes of one of his biggest fans, Javed Khan. Viveik Kalra brings now-famous writer Sarfraz Manzoor to life as a teen growing up in Luton, England, displaying his discovery of Bruce

You don’t need to love Springsteen to like the thoughtful crowd-pleaser Blinded By The Light

Blinded By The Light is the latest in what writer-director Gurinder Chadha calls her “genially subversive” filmography, made up of feel-good movies that also tackle difficult topics like racism, sexism, class, and cultural divides. Based on the real-life experience of journalist Sarfraz Manzoor (who also co-wrote the… Read more… Source link

Blinded By The Light's Gurinder Chadha on Sikhs and Springsteen

As the director of Bend It Like Beckham, Gurinder Chadha is no stranger to making quirky but inspirational films. That’s a trend she continues with Blinded By The Light, which finds a British-Pakistani kid struggling to find himself in late ‘80s England. He does that through the music of Bruce Springsteen, which he’s… Read more…