R.E.M.'s Lasting Impression on Film
Over the last few days there have been tears, claims that the world is ending and unabashed capitalism stemming from R.E.M.'s decision to call it quits. But all is not lost, friends. As our colleagues at Moviefone point out, the recently broken-up rock outfit has been influencing another artistic outlet for quite some time.
From soundtracking the daily life of outsider comedian Andy Kaufman in 1999's 'Man on the Moon' to the name-dropping lyrics of 'Electrolite,' R.E.M. have worn their film passions on their sleeves.
Lead singer Michael Stipe even started two different film companies (C-Hundred and Single Cell) throughout his career in order to produce low-budget indie films and more mainstream works. So with the end of the band, will a new R.E.M. film renaissance begin? Head over to Moviefone to check out 'How R.E.M. Changed Movies.'
Watch the 'Man on the Moon' Trailer