The Making of Darkness… documentary aired on HBO last night and as expected I loved every last minute. Don’t miss it. I’d go as far to say that it’s required viewing for disciples of Bruce as well as music fans – period. There were many highlights with the first being lots of smokin’ hot footage of a young Bruce….ok, no duh. Add to that, I’m a sucker for anything 70’s – especially that gritty east coast variety. It’s my favorite time capsule era and last night I was all the way in it. Watching the whole process unfold was a treat but it’s the little insider tidbits that made it extra meaningful. Like hearing how Bruce showed up for the photo shoot with his change of clothes in a rumpled grocery bag. That’s beautiful. But for me the standout line of the whole thing is when producer Jon Landau perfectly summed up the simplicity and sparse feel of Darkness, saying they just wanted the ‘coffee black.’ Nothing left to say. Other than, I’ll take a refill!
So in case you’ve managed to miss the ubiquitous Bruce coverage, here’s the full interview with one very lucky Brian Williams just shootin’ it with The Boss out in the shed:
And the documentary trailer to The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town: