While on a trip to Paris when she was 14 years old, film director and writer Mary Harron was taken to a movie theater to see “The Cameraman,” the 1928 silent film starring Buster Keaton. “It was the first full-length Buster Keaton movie that I saw and I recall the effect it had on me,” Harron said in a recent phone interview.
Franco Cuttica uses fire in all of the senses. He feels its heat and smells its burn. He hears its roar. He sees it bring his imagination to life. And he even cooks Argentinean barbecue over it. But on a recent Thursday morning, the artist had stepped away from the flames and turned his eyes toward the water, watching the waves crash from his modern villa in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
For seven bands, the musical growing pains, costume fittings and weeks of rehearsal and dance practice all boil down to one battle — a sexy, energized and wildly creative night of wailing on guitars and rocking out on drums, bass and keyboard, belting their favorite songs on stage.