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Old 05-02-19, 11:31 AM
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From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs. “Blinded by the Light” tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of “the Boss,” Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in Springsteen’s powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir Greetings from Bury Park, “Blinded by the Light” is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. Chadha directed and produced the film, which was written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing from the film’s inception.

“Blinded by the Light” stars Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Aaron Phagura. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha from a screenplay by Sarfraz Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges. Jane Barclay, Chadha, and Jamal Daniel produced the film. Paul Mayeda Berges, Hannah Leader, Tory Metzger, Tracy Nurse, Stephen Spence, Peter Touche, and Renee Witt served as executive producers. Chadha’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Smithard, production designer Nick Ellis, editor Justin Krish, and costume designer Annie Hardinge. The original score music is by A.R. Rahman.

A presentation of New Line Cinema, “Blinded by the Light” is slated for release on August 14, 2019 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
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Re: Blinded by the Light (2019, D: Chadha) -- inspired by the music of Springsteen

At first I thought this would be like Yesterday..
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This would be the perfect product placement for the part of the audience that mishears lyrics

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Reviews out of Sundance were very positive: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/blinded_by_the_light
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Re: Blinded by the Light (2019, D: Chadha) -- inspired by the music of Springsteen

Why is it titled after a Manfred Mann song?
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Why is it titled after a Manfred Mann song?
Joking... ?
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...wrapped up like a douche another runner in the night....
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Okay, I'll go see that. I remember when I first discovered Bruce's back catalog after first getting Born in the USA in 1984 and yeah, it just kind of spoke to me. I get it.

Those songs are great and effective and cool to hear in a trailer. Just a reminder of why Peter Bogdonovich sued Universal way back when
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Love old Springsteen stuff (before his marrying of Patti Scialfa).
Just not sure a movie with this premise would work...
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Love old Springsteen stuff (before his marrying of Patti Scialfa).
Just not sure a movie with this premise would work...
If you look at the reviews, clearly it does.
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