Another Sacrilege

Apparently, a biopic of Jeff Buckley is in the works, with both Robert Pattinson and James Franco interested in the lead role.   Jeff’s mother is said to be overseeing the project.   Let’s just hope it’s a rumor, or that the project will never get off the ground.   If   someone has to run around pretending to be Jeff Buckley, how about Jessica Biel? There ought to be some use for her somewhere.

R.I.P., my dear Jeff.   You’re a tear that hangs inside our souls forever.

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9 Responses to Another Sacrilege

  1. Jill says:

    Wow! My food deprived, booze deprived, hormonal body is having an emotional reaction after watching that video. I love music that has a story to tell…

  2. Jill says:

    This is one thing I love about blogs…yours in particular. I learn new things and investigate to learn more. I had no idea Buckley covered Cohen’s Hallelujah (sp?). Cohen is one of my favorites and I love this song. Thanks Sister.

  3. honeypants says:

    At least James Franco actually looks like him. But Robert Patinson? That’s just an insult. Just ‘cos he’s some hot young flavor of the month… Grrr that makes me mad!!! I love Jeff Buckley, and actually had the pleasure of spending about 15 minutes completely alone with him backstage, back when I had a ‘zine. We made plans for me to interview him, and he wrote down his publicist’s # for me (I still have it), but of course he died before I ever got the nerve to call. He was extremely kind and gracious and beautiful when he didn’t have to be. Sadly, I’d had about 5 margaritas in an hour or less trying to screw up the courage to approach him in the first place. Then by the time he played, I missed about 1/3 of his show because I had to go outside to sit down and rest my head. But I thought I’d see him again! Who knew he was going to die! That someone would be idiot enough to go swimming in the Mississippi River! I live in New Orleans, and I see that beast on a regular basis. I know Memphis is a few hours upstream, but it’s still huge and scary there too!

    I’m sorry! I have very personal feelings about Jeff Buckley! Yes, he IS a tear that hangs inside my heart forever. If I was his mom, I think I’d be as obsessive and clingy as she is. It’s a wonder she’s managed to continue living, actually. As raw and beautiful and real as he was, and that he was her son? I’m on the verge of tears just imagining it!

  4. Sister Wolf says:

    Jill – Your body is responding to the beauty of Jeff Buckley, as it should. When I hear him sing the hallelujah song, it’s the closest I get to a religious experience. Except for sex, of course. (and Leonard Cohen is playing in the other room as I type this!)

    Heidi – I wish you could write a book about him. You are definitely the one to write the definitive biography. xo

  5. Luce says:

    NO, not Robert Pattinson! jesus what a crime if that were to happen. I can accept James Franco though, for some reason. Oh Jeff, how I love thee.

  6. Aja says:

    I feel the same sort of way when I hear about which actors auditioned to play the dearly departed Dan Eldon in the upcoming film (which who knows when it will go into production). Dan was the best friend of one of my dearest friends. I’ve heard amazing stories about him and have his books. I even have one of his original photo on my wall (and I hope my friend never claims it back, I will cry, beg and plead). Apparently Daniel Radcliffe won the role . . .

  7. Jill says:

    Read you in a week chica! I’ll miss your piss offedness!

  8. Yech. This is as bad as Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit. I was such a sucker for the book, and the movie was godawful.

  9. Winter Bird says:

    Okay…I must admit there are parts of the 70’s I just don’t remember, but I do remember Jeff’s father Tim Buckley. I urge all within the sound of my voice to check out the “Greetings From L.A.” now remastered CD originally recorded in 1971. It is proof positive that the genious seed did not fall too far from the tree.

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