I’ve been looking forward to Grant Heslov’s “The Men Who Stare At Goats” since March when the film’s music supervisor mentioned it to me. While I still don’t have detailed soundtrack information, and there is still no trailer to be had, I did come across something worth sharing.
(George Clooney, staring at one too many goats).
The film is based on a book of the same title by British author and documentary filmmaker, Jon Ronson. It’s all based on a true story, involving the Pentagon’s research into paranormal and “new age” approaches to warfare that began after the Viet Nam war. Much of it centers on the zany Nam veteran and US army think tank operativeJim Channon who advocated using music to pacify the enemy from speakers embedded in soldier’s uniforms and that’s the least bizarre recommendation. We’re talking sensing auras, learning to pass through walls, and dropping goats by looking at them.
Ronson directed a three part BBC series on the whole affair, that showcases Channon’s story. You’ve got to check this out, it’s wet my appetite for the film as much as any trailer:
“The Men Who Stare At Goats” opens November 6. It stars George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, and best of all, Jeff Bridges in the role most like the real life Jim Channon. Perfect.