Feb 8 2021

„The Middle“ – JEEP Super Bowl Werbung mit Bruce Springsteen

Am 1. Februar 2009 durfte Bruce Springsteen mit der E Street Band die Halbzeitpause des 43. Super Bowl Finales im „Raymond James Stadium“ in Tampa, FL gestalten.

Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Steven Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charles Giordano und Soozie Tyrell gaben vor mittlerweile 12 Jahren die Songs „10th Avenue Freeze Out“, „Born to Run“, „Working On A Dream“ sowie „Glory Days“ zum Besten.

Beim diesjährigen Finale der National Football League (NFL) war Bruce Springsteen abermals beteiligt. Der 71jährige trat erstmals in einem Werbespot auf und war Star in einem zweiminütigen Clip des Autoherstellers JEEP. Bruce Springsteen rief zu Gemeinschaft und politischer Einheit auf.

There’s a chapel in Kansas
Standing on the exact center of the lower forty-eight.
It never closes.
All are more than welcome
To come meet here, in the middle.
It’s no secret the middle has been a hard place to get to lately
Between red and blue
Between servant and citizen
Between our freedom and our fear.
Now, fear has never been the best of who we are.
And as for freedom, it’s not the property of just the fortunate few.
It belongs to us all.
Whoever you are, wherever you’re from
It’s what connects us.
And we need that connection.
We need the middle.
We just have to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground.
So, we can get there.
We can make it to the mountaintop
Through the desert
And we will cross this divide.
Our light has always found its way through the darkness
And there’s hope on the road up ahead.

Der Clip „The Middle“ wurde Ende Januar 2021 an fünf Tagen an diversen Locations gedreht. Unter anderem in der „Center Chapel“ in Lebanon, KS, in Oronoque, KS, Golden, CO, Denver, CO und Hastings, NE. Für die Produktion und den Schnitt zeigte sich Regisseur Thom Zimny verantwortlich.

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Sep 7 2009

SuperBowl Journal im Fernsehen

Am 7. September ’09 um 20.00 Uhr Ortszeit zeigt der amerikanische Football-Sender „NFL NETWORK“ die 60minütige Dokumentation „Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Working on a Dream: A Super Bowl Journal“.

Springsteen Narrates „Working on a Dream: A Super Bowl Journal“

60-Minute Special Debuts Monday, Sept. 7 at 8:00 PM ET
Exclusively on NFL Network

More people watched Pittsburgh defeat Arizona 27-23 on NBC — 151.6 million — than watched any other program in the history of American television. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed four songs („Born to Run,“ „10th Avenue Freeze-Out,“ „Working on a Dream,“ and „Glory Days“) in the 12-minute halftime show originally televised by NBC.
Now, fans will get a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show. Springsteen himself narrates the special 60-minute „Working on a Dream: A Super Bowl Journal“ which debuts Monday, September 7 at 8:00 PM ET exclusively on NFL Network.
In the documentary, Springsteen takes viewers inside the band’s trailer prior to performing and relays the sights and sounds he experienced from center stage.“The NFL threw us an anniversary party the likes of which we’d never throw for ourselves with fireworks and everything,“ Springsteen said. „I love playing long and hard, but it was the 35 years in 12 minutes… that was the trick. You start here, you end here, that’s it.
„The Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show was nominated for four Emmy awards.

Die Dokumentation soll demnächst auch in Deutschland laufen. Das ZDF hat sich um die Senderechte bemüht. Derzeit ist aber noch kein Ausstrahlungstermin bekannt.

Alle Schweizer dürfen sich jetzt schon freuen, denn das SF2 zeigt am 19. September besagte Dokumentation. Anlässlich einer „MusicNight“ läuft die Sendung ab 00.10 Uhr.

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Jul 17 2009

Emmy für Bruce Springsteen?

Bruce Springsteens Auftritt beim diesährigen Superbowlfinale in Tampa, FL wurde für einen Emmy in den Kategorien:

  • „Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special“
  • „Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special“
  • „Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs“
  • „Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs“
  • „Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special“

Der Emmy ist der bedeutendste Fernsehpreis der USA. Er wird seit 1949 jährlich für die abgelaufene Fernsehsaison in mittlerweile 91 Kategorien vergeben. Die diesjährige Emmyverleihung findet am 20. September 2009 im NOKIA Theatre, Los Angeles, CA statt.



Jun 12 2009

Bruce Springsteens „Super Bowl Journal“ kommt ins Fernsehen

backstreets.com berichtet, dass Bruce Springsteens „Super Bowl Journal“ in Kürze ins Fernsehen kommen wird. Angeblich hat sich auch das ZDF um die Rechte bemüht.

Working on a Dream: A Super Bowl Journal is a new behind-the-scenes documentary directed and edited by Thom Zimny. Remember the Super Bowl Journal Bruce published online? Springsteen himself narrates the film, sharing both his fears and his excitement as footage takes us from the first rehearsal in Jersey to a Tampa rehearsal in the pouring rain, from working with the gospel choir to working out the knee-slide with the cameraman, and onward. Zimny combines never-before-seen footage from the press conference, the rehearsals, the game, band meetings, in Bruce’s trailer backstage, and on the field with the E Street Band for the main event.

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Feb 11 2009

Bruce Springsteens SuperBowl Journal

Bruce Springsteen hat auf seiner offiziellen Homepage ein „SuperBowl Journal“ mit vielen tollen Fotos veröffentlicht

(Dear Friends & Fans, a little glimpse from center stage.)

Six Air Force Thunderbirds have just roared overhead at what felt like inches above our backstage area, giving myself and the entire E Street Band a brush cut. With 20 minutes to go, I’m sitting in my trailer trying to decide what boots to wear. I’ve got a nice pair of cowboy boots my feet look really good in, but I’m concerned about their stability. Two days ago we rehearsed in full rain on the field and the stage became as slick as an ice pond. It was almost impossible to stand on. It was so slick I crashed into Mike Colucci, our cameraman, coming off my knee slide, his camera the only thing that kept me from launching out onto the soggy turf. When Jerry the umpire in „Glory Days“ did his bit, he came running out, couldn’t stop himself and executed one of the most painfully perfect „man slips on a banana peel“ falls I’ve ever seen. This sent Steve, myself and the entire band into one of the biggest stress-induced laughters of our lives that lasted all the way back to our trailers. (A few Advil and Jerry was okay.)
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