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Heaven Adores You (2014)

Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ... See full summary »

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Nickolas Dylan Rossi (as Nickolas Rossi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Madonna ... Herself (archive footage)
Gus Van Sant ... Himself / Director (archive footage)
Conan O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage)
Rossie Harris ... Himself / Director (as Ross Harris)
Jon Brion ... Himself / Musician, Composer, Producer
Elliott Smith ... Himself (archive footage)
Autumn de Wilde Autumn de Wilde ... Herself / Photographer, Director
Chris Douridas ... Himself / Radio Host KCRW,Los Angeles
Mark Flanagan Mark Flanagan ... Himself / Owner, Club Largo
Lou Barlow ... Himself (archive footage)
Kevin Moyer ... Himself / Attended Lincoln High School
Heatmiser Heatmiser ... Themselves
Margaret Mittleman Margaret Mittleman ... Herself / Elliott's Manager
Larry Crane Larry Crane ... Himself / Archivist, Owner of Jackpot! Studios, Portland
Dorien Garry Dorien Garry ... Herself / Friend Elliott & Publicist
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Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in -- Portland, New York City, Los Angeles -- Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer's prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians. Written by Heaven Adores You

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The music and life of Elliott Smith.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heaven Adores You: An Elliott Smith Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Was partially funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign that Nickolas Rossi ran in October 2011. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the theatrical version of the film, the last lyrics heard after the end credit roll is Elliott Smith singing, " See you in a little bit my baby. See you underneath the willow tree" See more »

Soundtracks

Shotgun
Written by Elliott Smith and Garrick Duckler
Performed by A Murder of Crows
August 1988 // Produced by Elliott Smith and Garrick Duckler
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The Right Doc about Elliot
26 August 2015 | by HelloCruelWorldSee all my reviews

Some people want to know about the music. Some people want to know about the tragedy.I'm glad that this take on the Elliot Smith story will have some reach for the generations to come who discover him.

Sometimes, it's best to be remembered for what you gave to society with the talent that you had, and how it impacted thousands of people long after you were gone, than to focus on the drama, the tabloid fodder and the allegations of your personal life for strangers to obsess over.

I'm glad this film focused on the music. After all, what were you doing going to see an Elliot Smith film if it wasn't about the music in the first place?


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