Few rock musicians have had as deep and personal an impact on his fans as Bruce Springsteen. He carries the flag for his home state of New Jersey, sure, but there’s also something about his anthemic tales of everyday Americana that strike a chord with people around the world. That has been expressed over and over again in fawning essays and passionately researched bios, but now the spirit of Springsteen is going to get a film all its own.
The project is called Springsteen & I, and like Life in a Day (another film produced Ridley Scott’s production company), the entirety of the movie will be crowd-sourced. According to the endeavor’s official website (where fans will be able to submit their entries beginning on Nov. 15), the producers are looking for “personal insights, abstractions, and reflections on how Bruce Springsteen and his music has affected your life.” Individual submissions must be under five minutes, and they will be accepted until Nov.29, which should give the filmmakers plenty of time to sift through and edit everything together in time for a theatrical release in 2013.
What would your submission to Springsteen & I look like? Will New Jersey governor Chris Christie make one, and will it just be five minutes of him openly weeping? Fingers crossed!
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