Howdy all – Well, some months have gone by since this blog came on line, and much has happened. The movie Winter’s Bone is over $6 million in sales, it’s still in nearly 100 theaters, and the soundtrack is out on digital, with the hard copy coming soon. Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini have won the Humanitas Prize for best Screenplay, and the word Oscar is being batted around rather freely in all quarters.
The summer was busy for me, with appearances from Memphis and Tulsa to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, promoting the film and sometimes taking members of the band along to perform. The whole thing has been a once-in-a lifetime experience for this old hillbilly gal. But it’s still fun, every day.
Just got a photo from a friend, Amy Buffington-Gomme, an Ozarks girl who now lives outside London. It’s the larger-than-life billboard of Winter’s Bone that’s recently appeared at the entrance to Knightsbridge Tube Station in London. This pops out right in front of the world famous Harrods Department Store. That’s Amy on the right.
And about that soundtrack, you can get a hard copy by ordering from this site a little sooner than the release date, if you like. See below for shipping details.
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