August 13, 2007

Trailer for new Pearl Jam live Italian tour DVD: Immagine In Cornice

If you’ve known me for more than a week, you might know that two of my favorite things in life are Pearl Jam and all things italiano. I lived and studied in Italy for a time, and I am completely smitten with the language, the culture, the people, the coffee, the food, and even the music.

So this new DVD forthcoming from Pearl Jam is enough to make me fairly pass out from the pleasure wiring in my brain short-circuiting with a zillion tiny sparks.

I believe the official title of the DVD is Immagine In Cornice (“Eemah-geenay een Cor-nee-chay — “Picture in a Frame,” named after the Tom Waits cover performed in Milan) although they’ve gone back and forth on translation issues (it could be “Telaio”). The DVD is due out September 25, with a presale starting through on August 22.

The film was shot in a variety of formats from Super-8 to Hi Def, and was directed by Danny Clinch, a man who has worked with tons of greats. Some of my favorites from Clinch are the September feature with Ryan Adams, the Pleasure and Pain documentary with Ben Harper, and the recent Broken Radio video with Jesse Malin & Springsteen. You can also explore Clinch’s very cool Three on the Tree Productions site to learn more about the rad work he does. I want his job.

Clinch says, “Picture in a Frame is a film I’ve really wanted to make. The band invited me to Italy and gave me the access I needed to show a side seldom seen by their fans. It has become a collaboration as well. The band even offered me some music that has never been heard and Mike went into the studio to create some more music for the soundscapes. This is a look at Pearl Jam that no one has seen yet. A trip through northern Italy with the band, through the document and through abstraction.”

Here is the first glance at the trailer. I’m dying . . .

Hearing Eddie speak in Italian makes me so happy, you seriously have no idea. He doesn’t do too badly, either.

The last three seconds of this trailer are priceless (“Jam? Like [spreading motion] jam?”)

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  • Io sono nato qui a Canada, ma, mio genitori nato a Italia. Tutto le volti io leggere o sentire cose di Italia, io sono molto contento. Grazie, Heather.

    mimo70 — August 14, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  • Cara Heather,
    too bad they did translate ‘Frame’ as ‘Telaio’. Now, a bike-frame is ‘telaio’, as in the ‘body’ of something.
    In this case ‘Frame’ should really be ‘Cornice’.
    I thought they changed the name of the DVD to ‘Immagine nella cornice’. Still, a better translation for me would be ‘Foto nella cornice’. Picture as in photograph. We don’t use ‘Immagine’ as a name for ‘photos’. (translating the Tom Waits song title)
    However ‘Immagine’ is more closer to what we can see on a DVD so it might make better sense for the purpose of it. The plural word, ‘Immagini’, would actually make a lot more sense if applied to the DVD.
    Anyway, anytime you want to speak, write, eat, breathe Italian let me know. I’m on the east coast, maybe you should come and see a Bruce show this fall.
    By the way, I was in Italy for 4 of the 5 Italian shows so I’m pretty excited about the DVD.
    Viva PJ.

    Anonymous — August 14, 2007 @ 8:06 am

  • Anon, I think you’re actually right – I had seen both translations (I think it was called Immagine nel Telaio at the beginning and they changed it to Immagine in Cornice recently – that’s what the PJ website seems to now confirm. If anyone knows the story, please let me know. Thanks!

    heather — August 14, 2007 @ 8:16 am

  • Well, basically a few Italian PJ fans whote to the 10C saying that ‘Immagine nel Telaio’ did not make sense and they changed it to ‘Immagine in Cornice’.


    Anonymous — August 14, 2007 @ 8:54 am

  • Funny thing about this… I remember reading an article back in 1993/4 where Italy was the toughest place in Europe for Pearl Jam to gain acceptance among the rock crowd.

    It’s great to see that they came around. Great post.

    Lenny — August 14, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

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