"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Those who were kids in the ’90s and 2000s will share restrained excitement (and some skepticism) while watching the first trailer for “The Giver,” the highly anticipated film adaptation from Lois Lowry’s 1993 dystopian bestseller.
After nearly 20 years of false starts and rumors, “The Giver” is finally coming to the big screen. The trailer premiered on the “Today” show, featuring newcomer Brenton Thwaites as Jonah, a boy who lives a sheltered life in an idyllic society until he becomes the apprentice of Jeff Bridges, who plays the Giver.
Thwaites and Bridges are joined by a star-studded cast of Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift.
The trailer will appear in theaters March 20, and the film hits theaters Aug. 15.
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Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)