Synopsis: Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto ("Requiem for a Dream," "Dallas Buyers Club") and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they fight a relentless lawsuit with record label Virgin/EMI and write songs for their album "This Is War." Opening up his life for the camera during months of excruciating pressures, Leto reveals the struggles his band must face over questions of art, money and integrity.
Director(s): Jared Leto
Production: FilmBuff
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
103 min

and you're not free to terminate this."

It really is David

against Goliath

and... and in this

case the label,

the Goliath was well, here's

a 30 Million Dollars lawsuit

like I am just gonna keep you awake,

they don't...

It doesn't keep them awake

suing for 30 Million Dollars, it's just:

I'm just stress you out,

you know, emotionally

and financially until you cave.

30 Million Dollars.


I think, it's so crazy

that it doesn't even

really register with me.

Like it's so fuckin' like

just fantastically huge

that I don't really get it.

You would hope that, in success,

that they would even take

the initiative to be:

Okay look, you guys,

you have the worst record

deal on the planet.

Let's make this right

because we know at some point

you're gonna educate yourselves,

you're gonna realize that

you've been stolen from

and you've been highjacked.

They don't do that.


They make the artist do that

and they don't want to do what's fair,

what's right,

You have to threaten them

with legal actions,

you have to threaten them

with creating precedences

in order to get them just to make

a slightly fair deal that still leaves them

with the complete lion share of everything

and the complete domination

of Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Musical taste actually

begins to form in the womb,

the developing fetus

has a fully functioning

auditory system

at 20 weeks and is hearing

all of the sounds of the environment.

Music is everywhere.

It's really woven into

the fabric of everyday life.

Perceptual studies

have shown that,

in the higher

hierarchy of needs,

the two things that

people care most about,

are music and sex.

So, there is no question

that music is a primal need

and it's unbelievably powerful.

No other art form

works like music.

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