Adapted from the best-selling book by Richard La Plante, Hog Fever has been released as an “ear movie” in the UK. Hog Fever stars the Academy Award nominated actor Terence Stamp alongside 10cc’s Kevin Godley and Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash.
This dark comedy of errors chronicles the story of Robert Lourdes, a man in the throes of midlife crisis, desperately searching for himself from the saddle of his motorcycle while reliving his misadventures from the sanctuary of his psychiatrist’s couch. With his marriage on the rocks after Coco, his high-maintenance, screenwriter wife remorselessly steals his idea for a screenplay, Robert sets out to reinvent himself. The soundtrack also features music by Kevin Godley (his first ever solo recordings), Richard La Plante and Daniel Ash.
If you are wondering exactly what an “ear movie” is, Kevin Godley explains it thus:
“Well, it’s a pure audio experience with music plus all the production values of a movie but without any er…pictures! Anyway, once we started writing, a few things became obvious. A) Lose anything that relies on seeing. B) Don’t get lost in sound for sound’s sake. C) Write until your eyes bleed…but hey, who needs eyes, anyway? We’re making an EAR MOVIE”
Watch the Hog Fever trailer here