Brian Eno Takes Swipe at Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Published Nov 23, 2010Before production legend Brian Eno went to Warp for his ambient return to form, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, he teamed up with David Byrne for 2008's Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. As we reported, selections of that album were used in Oliver Stone's money-grubbing film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Now that Eno has seen the film, he is not too pleased with how his music was used.
Speaking with the UK's Seven Magazine [via Contact Music], Eno blasted the film's editing with the following statement:
I went to a movie the other evening and it made me think a lot about the danger of editing. Editing is now the easiest thing on earth to do... There used to be a sort of barrier... whereas now editing is like a disease, it drives me completely mad. I don't know whether I should really say which film it was... I will, actually. Why not bite the hand that fed me? It was Wall Street 2 [sic], which in fact has a fair bit of my music in it -- chopped about in the most cretinous manner, in my opinion.
Then, to add some sting to his comments, Eno dashed in some of his recently unearthed sense of humour, saying, "But it's not only my music that's chopped about, it's the whole film. You just know there's some fat twat in the production suite saying, 'It's a little slow here, Ollie.'"
Hopefully Eno will have free artistic reign when he takes up an artist residency and debuts a gallery show in Calgary for the High Performance Rodeo this January. If not, he will at least be able to diss the city with some choice quotes.