U2 on Movies

Bono and The Edge, U2 3D
When asked about what they look for in other movies, Bono and Edge respond,

“Joy is the hardest thing, always, for any artist, for any writer, for any photographer,” Bono says. “It’s the hardest thing to capture because it’s impossible to contrive, whereas despair ā€” you can have a good go at despair.”“You don’t have to try too hard to summon it up,” The Edge adds.

“It’s a little bit too easy,” Bono agrees. “Or melancholy, which we can sometimes suffer with.”

As an artist I do find that it’s very difficult to communicate or convey real joy. How do you do it without coming across…naive or can it even be naive? True to life joy is not common or perhaps we just don’t know how to recognize it. So many of us do not experience that kind of real joy in our own lives or see it in the lives of others. You would think you’d find it in the church behind their eyes and in all that they do. It’s a rare thing. Something just ain’t right about that.

“Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.


1 Response to “U2 on Movies”

  1. February 7, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    At last I can comment!

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