Nick Cave Documentary Director Felt Tremendous Responsibility

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(Classic Rock) Director Andrew Dominik recalls the "tremendous responsibility" he felt when making the heartbreaking Nick Cave documentary, One More Time With Feeling.

The film captures the singer-songwriter's grief as he comes to terms with the death of his teenage son Arthur, after he fell from a cliff last year. It includes interviews and footage which "delve into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording" of his latest album, Skeleton Tree - some of which was written in the aftermath.

Dominik says the film was designed as a way for Cave to tell people of his loss without facing the media, rather than "a work of entertainment" - but he admits they were both still "concerned" about how the project would come across to people.

He tells Rolling Stone: "I felt tremendous responsibility because it was his tragedy, it was his money, it was his record, and I had to come up with something coherent. I wasn't sure if that was possible,"

"The biggest concern we had was, is there something kind of disgusting about making a film whose centre is this terrible tragedy? There's a way of looking at it like we're exploiting Arthur's death to sell records." Read more here.

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