Star Apps: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ cast

Folk singer Llewyn Davis was having a really bad patch. He got his good friend’s wife knocked up (pre-Roe v. Wade), he got knocked out by a stranger in a back alley, his manager dropped him, and he lost his home and his friend’s cat — all in the same week. When all else fails, the title character and troubled troubadour of the Cohen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” convincingly played by Oscar Isaac (“Drive”), who’s just floundering in 1961 Greenwich Village, piggybacks on a road trip to Chicago to audition for a music mogul.

Co-starring Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which also features regular Cohen Brothers’ collaborator and music producer T-Bone Burnett, is perhaps most memorable for its Oscar-caliber tracks, beautifully delivered by Isaac.

Davis (played by Isaac) is killing them softly with his song, but his career is already going up in smoke.

(Credit: Alison Rosa ©2012 Long Strange Trip LLC) chatted with Oscar Isaac and T-Bone Burnett about the film’s greatest technical challenge, the shortcomings of the MP3, and how things would have turned out differently had Llewyn owned a smartphone.

What was the greatest technical challenge of the film? T-Bone Burnett: They wanted to make a film about a musician and they wanted as much detail as they could get about the musician. Therefore they wanted to film him absolutely… [Read more]


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