"Making 'Achtung Baby' was the reason we're still here now." So says a contemplative Bono at the tail end of the trailer for 'From the Sky Down,' a new documentary about the recording of U2's seminal album which opens the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night. Glad you made the album, Bono! But will 'From the Sky Down' offer something other than expected 'Behind the Music'-like platitudes and foggy nostalgia?
Probably? One thing that seems to set 'Sky Down' apart from usual band propaganda films is the look. There is some fairly inventive animation presented in the trailer, which calls to mind something like 'Persepolis' (or the story of the Deathly Hallows in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,' if you prefer). There's also the director: Davis Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for 'An Inconvenient Truth' and was also responsible for last year's 'Waiting for 'Superman''.
The good news is that viewers won't have to wait very long to weigh in on 'From the Sky Down'; Showtime picked up the doc earlier this year and will premiere it on Oct. 29. Watch the trailer below and enjoy having "One" stuck in your head for the foreseeable future.
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