Lost in the Multiplex

Mick Jones writes in the Guardian about the cine-literate roots of the Clash and offers some shout-outs to Martin Scorsese, Matt Groening, David Chase and Nicolas Roeg. (Click here to read an excerpt of STOP SMILING’s interview with Roeg.) “It used to be that the film industry was such a mammoth corporate outfit that it worked against that kind of independent [punk rock] spirit,” Jones writes. “Now it seems a lot more democratic. Instead of forming a group, you can get your friends together and go make a movie.” For more of the Clash on screen, stay tuned for Julien Temple‘s upcoming documentary about Joe Strummer, The Future Is Unwritten. (View the trailer here.)