Archive of films Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan / Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan
United Kingdom / Ireland
2020, 124 min
Irish music icon Shane MacGowan is the protagonist of the new film from Julien Temple, who conveys to the viewer the musician's take on the world and his quirky humour, and reveals something of the inward sensitivity of this punk poet. Spotlighting the frontman of the legendary band The Pogues, Crock of Gold was coproduced by MacGowan’s friend of many years, Johnny Depp, who also makes an appearance in the film.
Respected music documentarist Julien Temple chose as his protagonist the Irish music icon Shane MacGowan, noting that filming him was akin to flying through a radioactive rainbow, at whose end there is an inner “crock of gold” waiting to be discovered. Reminiscences with MacGowan’s family and friends highlight the significance of Irish history and traditional Irish music for MacGowan’s work and convey to the viewer his take on the world and his quirky humour. They also reveal something of the inward sensitivity of a punk poet for whom alcohol became a lifelong companion. Spotlighting the frontman of the legendary band The Pogues, Crock of Gold was coproduced by MacGowan’s friend of many years, Johnny Depp, who also makes an appearance in the film.
About the director
Julien Temple (1953, London). Selected filmography: Bullet (1996), Requiem for Detroit (2010, doc.), Pandaemonium (2000), There’ll Always Be an England, (2008, doc.), Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan (2020, doc.).
About the film
Color, Black & White, DCP
|Dir. of Photography:||Steve Organ|
|Music:||Jocelyn Campbell, JC Carroll|
|Art Director:||Abi Ford|
|Producer:||Julien Temple, Stephen Malit, Johnny Depp, Stephen Deuters|
|Production:||Nitrate Film, Infinitum Nihil|
Actor / Producer / Musician