or


[11/06/15 - 11:01 AM]
"The Ties That Bind," An Inside Look at the Creation of Bruce Springsteen's Groundbreaking Album "The River," Debuts Nov. 27 on HBO
The film features an inside look at the creation of this groundbreaking album, along with previously unreleased archival footage from The River Tour.

[via press release from HBO]

"THE TIES THAT BIND," AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CREATION OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM "THE RIVER," DEBUTS NOV. 27 ON HBO

Bruce Springsteen's 1980 double album "The River" was a landmark achievement that inspired raves from critics and fans alike, and prompted an extended international tour that raised his profile dramatically around the world. THE TIES THAT BIND, featuring an inside look at the creation of this groundbreaking album, along with previously unreleased archival footage from The River Tour, debuts FRIDAY, NOV. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 30 (10:00 a.m.) and Dec. 3 (3:20 a.m.), 6 (9:00 a.m., 3:45 p.m.), 11 (7:05 a.m.), 15 (11:45 p.m.), 17 (11:45 a.m., 2:15 a.m.) 19 (11:00 a.m.), and 22 (4:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 28 (10:00 a.m.) and Dec. 7 (8:00 p.m.), 10 (4:45 p.m.) and 20 (3:10 p.m.)

The documentary will also be available on HBO GO and HBO NOW.

Employing an intimate interview style, Grammy- and Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny showcases Springsteen's first-person take on his writing process. Offering an in-depth discussion on the origins of key tracks from his first double album, Springsteen shares how they were developed, from the notebook page to the studio to, most viscerally, the concert stage. Interspersed throughout the interview are his acoustic versions of several defining tracks from "The River," including "Two Hearts," "The River," "Independence Day," "Hungry Heart," "Point Blank" and "Wreck on the Highway."

In addition to rehearsal clips from Sept. 1980 and live performances from the legendary Nov. 5, 1980 Arizona State University show in Tempe Ariz., the documentary showcases more than 100 recently unearthed photos of Springsteen and The E Street Band during recording sessions for "The River." Also presented are rare and previously unheard demos and outtakes from the 14-month recording process, including such songs as "Stray Bullet," "Chain Lightning," "The Time That Never Was," "Cindy" and "Take 'Em as They Come."

"The River" was released Oct. 17, 1980 to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone called it "a rock and roll milestone," and an "epic exploration of the second acts of American lives," and included it on the magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time.

Previous HBO documentaries on Bruce Springsteen include 2010's "The Promise: The Making of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town'" and 2014's "High Hopes," chronicling the making of his 18th studio album, both of which were directed by Zimny.

THE TIES THAT BIND is directed and produced by Thom Zimny; executive producer, Bruce Springsteen; executive producer, Jon Landau; executive producer, Barbara Carr.





  [november 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[07/15/19 - 02:24 PM]
AMC Premiere Crosses the "Rubicon"
All 13 episodes of the critically acclaimed 2010 AMC suspense drama "Rubicon" are now available, commercial-free, to AMC Premiere subscribers.

[07/15/19 - 02:20 PM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Air Live Following Both Nights of the Second Democratic Debate, Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31
The most recent live broadcasts aired following the first Democratic candidate debate last month on June 26 and June 27.

[07/15/19 - 01:25 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Debuts Trailer and Official Poster for "On Becoming a God in Central Florida"
Starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst, the 10-episode series is a story about the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream.

[07/15/19 - 12:01 PM]
Hallmark Movies Now's First Original Series "When Hope Calls" Premieres Friday, August 30th, 2019
The "When Calls the Heart" spin-off will stream new episodes every Friday through October 25.

[07/15/19 - 10:59 AM]
Cartoon Network Studios Continues to Expand Global Content Pipeline
Additional season pickups of its originals "Craig of the Creek" and "Victor and Valentino" add to Cartoon Network Studios' fast-growing programming roster of authentic storytelling for kids around the world.

[07/15/19 - 10:17 AM]
MTV and Sean "Diddy" Combs Announce the Epic Return of "Making the Band" in 2020
Earlier this week, Combs set off a social media firestorm by suggesting the idea of the show's return and the demand was too loud to resist.

[07/15/19 - 10:16 AM]
"Live Rescue" Moves to Thursday Nights on A&E
"Live Rescue" follows first responders from across the country as they bravely put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls.

[07/15/19 - 10:06 AM]
Thomas Lennon to Create, Write, Executive Produce and Star in Workplace Comedy Series "Winos" for Quibi
After failing spectacularly in Silicon Valley, a misguided entrepreneur moves one valley over into wine country and tries to turn a run-down vineyard into a success.

[07/15/19 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Embraces the Holiday Spirit with "Same Time, Next Christmas," From Freeform Studios, Starring Lea Michele
Michele will play the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family's annual Christmas visit to Hawaii.

[07/15/19 - 09:19 AM]
TLC's Hit Series "Unexpected" Returns for a Third Season on August 4 at 10PM ET/PT
The eye-opening show takes a raw look at several teenage couples' journeys through parenthood, and the responsibilities that fall upon each family as they struggle to raise multiple generations, oftentimes under the same roof.

[07/15/19 - 09:18 AM]
Written, Produced, Starring and Directed by Alton Brown, Long-Anticipated New Season of Landmark Series "Good Eats" Joins Food Network Primetime Lineup
Look for back-to-back episodes on Sunday, August 25 beginning at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/15/19 - 09:07 AM]
Following the Success of "Versailles" and "Riviera," Ovation Returns to France with "Maigret"
Rowan Atkinson stars as world-renowned fictional French detective Jules Maigret, who has been featured in 75 books written by Georges Simenon.

[07/15/19 - 09:01 AM]
The AIMS Team Is Back with a Brand-New Season of "Mountain Monsters" on Travel Channel
The cult-classic series moves to its new home on Travel Channel with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, August 21.

[07/15/19 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Is Tops in Both Viewers, Demos
The network's unscripted lineup leads the night in both categories.

[07/15/19 - 08:01 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage
The series will air live, back-to-back nights on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time to both debates across its social media accounts.