Als Blake während seiner Tour seiner Freundin Jean einen Besuch abstatten will, schläft er auf der Fahrt zu ihrem Wohnort ein, kommt von der Fahrbahn ab und verletzt sich bei dem darauffolgenden Unfall. This 1987 book inspired a 2009 film by the same name; the movie Is more romanticized with the book having a harder edge and, in my opinion, a more realistic finish. 7/10. I stumbled upon this book at a thrift shop and decided to pick it up after remembering how much I liked the film. I liked the movie better, even if the book's downer ending is, I suppose, more realistic? Mr. Cobb knows his stuff as far as I can see and made for a good entertaining read.  The nickname "Bad" came from a sentence that popped into Cobb's mind, "Bad's got the sweats again." At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. After the breakup, Blake resolves to quit drinking. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. The songs are original and written specifically for the movie, no more than that, written specifically by T Bone Burnett for Jeff Bridges to play the lead and sing the songs in the movie. the writing is wonderful, the characters have a distinct voice.  It opened in limited release in the U.S. on December 16, 2009. Another Jean and her son become a catalyst for Blake to get his life back on track. Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a 2010 film soundtrack album to accompany the film Crazy Heart directed by Scott Cooper starring Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal Songwriters. Highest praise. Was this review helpful to you? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Das Angebot, gemeinsam mit Blake eine Platte mit alten Liedern aufzunehmen, lehnt Sweet ab – doch auch er bittet Blake darum, neues Material zu schreiben. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published At the end of. I saw this movie a while back now and it was really good but really depressing. Die Auftritte bestreitet er mit jeweils unterschiedlichen Musikern, mit denen er nur an einem Abend spielt und die bedeutend jünger sind als er.  The shooting of a sequence depicting the novel's ending – in which Bad falls off the wagon and dies of a heart attack – occurred; Cooper wanted to use it as the ending, but he did not get final authority to do so. Yes, Thomas Cobb's novel was on my seemingly endless 'to be read' list as soon as I saw the "based on a novel by..." in the credits rolling at the end of the terrific film adaptation, but I don't own a copy. Other supporting roles are played by Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, and child actor Jack Nation. If you’ve not yet seen the movie Crazy Heart, get it on your list. Crazy Heart Based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Thomas Cobb, the film centers around a down-and-out country music singer-songwriter (Jeff Bridges) who tries to turn his life around after beginning a relationship with a young journalist (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Directed by Scott Cooper. But "Crazy Heart" is nevertheless a heartfelt, genuine book.  Cobb assumed that the film would use a more upbeat ending, because the Hollywood film industry often prefers "things that are generally positive". He is mostly on the road performing, staying in cheap motels, and travelling alone in his 1977 Chevrolet Suburban. I really liked the book until maybe he last chapter or so. Crazy Heart ist ein US-amerikanisches Filmdrama aus dem Jahr 2009. , Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, "Hank Thompson: 'Crazy Heart's' real-life Bad Blake", "Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires 'Crazy Heart.  From its meager budget it amassed domestic earnings of $39.5 million plus $7.9 international for worldwide total of $47.4 million. Blake betrinkt sich vor seinen Konzerten mit Whisky und liefert meist eine bescheidene Darbietung auf der Bühne – in einer Szene stürmt er während eines Auftritts nach draußen und muss sich übergeben. Brutal and deft, laced with both violence and desire, Shavetail plunges into the deepest of human urges. Blake unternimmt mit Jeans Sohn einen Ausflug in ein Einkaufszentrum. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bad's been married and divorced multiple times, he's made and lost a fortune, but his lingering possessions appear to be some serious health problems and an addiction to alcohol he'll never shake. Sounds like its sure to be a favorite for country girls at heart . Because you can't teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case to stop smoking and drinking and cheating. Really the perfect character. And I would definitely call this literature. I dropped one star for the shoe-horned in pro-abortion, pro-pornography speech, and maybe half a star because of all the name-dropping that makes it sound like the author skimmed through something like a "Country Music for Dummies" and just put in all the references he thought he was supposed to. Der Besitzer einer Bar, in der Blake spielt, macht ihn mit seiner Nichte, der Journalistin Jean bekannt, die für ein Lokalblatt ein Interview mit ihm führen möchte. 37 wins & 33 nominations. Which did I like better? I'm not sure "Crazy Heart" is an honest-to-god masterpiece, but it's pretty close. Much of the music (composed by T-Bone Burnett, who among other things did the music for the Coens' O Brother, Where Art Thou?) 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