The album also spawned a follow up soundtrack, more music from 8 mile, consisting of songs that appear. Eminem was busy rehearsing for his upcoming performance at the mtv emas, but his home town was not about to let the 15th anniversary of his. With his pal future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke. The atmosphere can be felt throughout the entire movie, thanks to realistic portraying of the underground hiphop community. Yes, but its mostly because of eminems powerful, absorbing performance. The people of detroit know 8 mile as the city limit or a border. The album, performed by various artists, was released under shady records. The script eventually evolved and that idea was scrapped. Eminem the making of 8 mile eminem talks about the 8 mile. Shows how to stand up for yourself, you dont have to fold under peer pressure. In the tradition of rocky and fever, the movie is a shrewdly engineered piece of proletarian pop a story of triumph but, like eminems enraged lyrics, 8 mile has its own kind of vile candor.
The story behind eminems 8 mile battle that you probably haven. Eminem skipped the party, but others came out to toast the 2002 film on wednesday. Diamonds and pearls, one of marshalls childhood friends robert claus claims to be the inspiration for the cheddar bob character in 8 mile. He doesnt have a little sensor as he does in the movie, but he does have a young daughter around the same age. It took six weeks of rehearsals and reams of flubbed lines, but by the time 8 mile hit theaters, eminem had scored a hiphop movie masterpiece. Jan 24, 2018 fame hit eminem like a ton of bricks, and his dream of becoming a renowned rapper soon turned into a nightmare. There are a few bits of dialogue in the movie that make it clear that theyre both kim basingers kids. Along with sons of anarchy director kurt sutter, eminem planned what sutter called a metaphorical continuation of the 8 mile story. Just rewatched 8 mile on netflix and was wondering a few things about the plot.
The main character, jimmy aka brabbit, gets his start rapping in battles held at the shelter, a real venue in detroit with a rich history of hiphop. It spawned the hit single lose yourself by eminem, who also stars in the semiautobiographical movie. The story behind eminems 8 mile battle that you probably havent seen 8 mile is turning. Eminem the making of 8 mile eminem talks about the 8. Based on a true story 8 mile dvd eminem wins by a knockout. The film follows white rapper brabbit and his attempt to launch a career in a genre dominated by africanamericans.
It frequently makes the list of best hiphop movies ramirez, 1 and is an example of commercial success meeting artistic achievement. Nov 08, 2002 the movie is another example of eminem playing with personas, the way he does in his songs. Yes, but its mostly because of eminem s powerful, absorbing performance. Its interesting to see the parallels between the two. On the other hand, there isnt a ton of humor in 8 mile, even though each of those reallife people inspires the movie on one level or another. The film follows white rapper brabbit eminem and his attempt to launch a career in a genre dominated by africanamericans. Makes sense, i guess, considering 8 mile is set in detroit. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Eminem grew up here near 8 mile road in detroit in a small house which is shown on his 2000 album, the marshal mathers lp. The sites consensus is that even though the story is overly familiar, theres. Rabbit eminem to choke in the first battlerap scene of the film. In the tradition of rocky and fever, the movie is a shrewdly engineered piece of proletarian pop a story of triumph but, like eminem s enraged lyrics, 8 mile has its own kind of vile candor. Beneath its tough no, filthy talk and rough look, it is a fairy tale that and this ought to be enough irony for the sniffiest postmodernist the unlikely career of its leading man proves can come true. Though performed by eminem 8 mile road is a song written by his character in the film, b.
The movie is another example of eminem playing with personas, the way he does in his songs. Is it because of the grim environment and, although formulaic, a appealing story. Shining a light on both sides of detroits railroad. The characters were made up but what their actions were real. My kids saw it in the theaters years ago and recently talked me into sitting down with them and watching the 8 mile dvd saying its not just about rap, mom. Did his rap battles have any effect on getting discovered. The title is derived from 8 mile road, the highway between the predominantly black city of detroit and the largely white suburban communities to the north. Marv won takes us behind one of the films most famous deleted scenes. The truth is you dont know what is going to happen tomorrow. Its a semiautobiographical account of eminems early years in detroit, struggling to make ends meet and get his career off the ground. In the theater, the film was inspirational, without being hokey. The main character, jimmy aka brabbit, gets his start rapping in battles held at the shelter, a real venue.
The movie also contains a couple strong sex scenes, some violence and marijuana use. The only true story in this movie based on a true story is that it was. The city is divided by 8 mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. When he wasnt being besieged by lawsuits and spiteful family members, he was dogged by the paparazzi and crazed fans. Eminem talks 8 mile truth and fiction eminem was again on access hollywood on monday, where he talked about how proof was his ghetto pass back in his early days in detroit, and how the scripts he scribbles on little sheets in the movie is just how he did it in reality. Love this movie, 8 mile so much truth to the storyline, everyday people are able to relate. With eminem, brittany murphy, kim basinger, mekhi phifer. The film follows white rapper brabbit eminem and his attempt to launch a.
Eminem holds his own as a dramatic actor and despite being kind of quiet, drums up a lot of emotion in his scenes with the little girl lily. The remainder of the story appears to have been created to fill in the narrative of the story and to make it appealing to viewers of the film. I n the new eminem vehicle 8 mile, broken relationships are sometimes patched over with a used car. Loosely based on eminems life before becoming famous, the film 8 mile was meant to open the hiphop megastar up to broader popularity mainly.
The eminem classic hit the big screen back in 2002, and honestly, weve been nonstop watching i so, its official, the iconic rap battle movie 8 mile is 15 years old today, and we feel really old. Why 8 mile film is an inaccurate representation of. Eminem is a young and frustrated bluecollar factory worker. Yes 8 mile is a true story play by the awsome rapper eminem slim shadey. The true story behind the killing of eminems friend proof music. What doesnt make sense, however, is the underlying point of this movie. The murder last month of eminems closest friend, the rapper proof, has been. Eminem did grow up being one of the only white guys.
Nov 06, 2017 eminems cinematic masterpiece 8 mile celebrates 15 years. Some of the language could have been toned down, but reality is. A study of hiphop culture of the numerous films made about the fourdecade long hiphop culture, curtis hansons 2002 film 8 mile featuring eminem and his semiautobiographical story is among the most successful. Eminems cinematic masterpiece 8 mile celebrates 15. Subscribe to screencrush you think you know movies. Eminems cinematic masterpiece 8 mile celebrates 15 years. In the movie, cheddar bob is a dumbbutloveable friend who is also an aspiring emcee. The film is set in 1995, and follows an aspiring young white rapper. Apparently, 8 mile is somewhat autobiographical and is supposed to reflect eminems reallife struggles on the streets in detroit in 1995.
It is on a barren corner of 8 mile across from a giant yellow mega pawn store. This brings me to a point at which i will answer this question. And just because you watched the movie, dont think for a minute that it represents eminems actual battle rap style, let alone his life story. D i know eminem is nice in this but how is she gonna fall for him if hes evil. The movie is called 8 mile because it is where eminem grew up the section of the road that the movie is referring to its a big road and theres actually some nice parts of it is stricken with poverty and total societal breakdown. Also, the song 8 mile, by eminem, is written incharacter match the movie plot, even where it differs from his life, and also features multiple lyrics in reference to his little sister. In 8 mile we saw how bunny rabbit got into the rapping gang and won the heart of millions of rap. Hes best known in the film for shooting himself in the leg. After all, this movie is supposed to be set in 1994. The rapping happens because it must happen to these characters at this time, not because eminem is a rapper. In southpaw, eminem would have played a boxer who hit the big time but gradually lost his way.
Dec 31, 2008 yes the movie showing how eminem life was before he was famous and he did had a dead beat mom who was worried about herself by doing drugs and getting laid by guys at the end of the movies when he was talking to his friends and eminem said he moving up in life that when he when in did his demo for his music and after that he got famous. Music from and inspired by the motion picture is the official soundtrack to the 2002 movie of the same name. In 2002, while working over 16 hours a day on his movie 8 mile, eminem came to a breaking point. The movie is called 8mile because it is where eminem grew up the section of the road that the movie is referring to its a big road and theres actually some nice parts of it is stricken with poverty and total societal breakdown. But something is out to tear their relationship apart. Nov 08, 2017 loosely based on eminem s life before becoming famous, the film 8 mile was meant to open the hiphop megastar up to broader popularity mainly amongst his fans parents. Eminem this story is also a mixture of 8 mile and carrie. Eminem never said like this is my true story and it predicts my future. All the ways 8 mile is radically different from eminems actual life. The similarities are striking, to say the least, but whats the true story behind 8 mile.
As 8 mile was a reflection of eminems early days, southpaw was to be an. Finally, eminems character displays a politically correct attitude about a coworker who engages in homosexuality. Jul 30, 2014 on the other hand, there isnt a ton of humor in 8 mile, even though each of those reallife people inspires the movie on one level or another. The film is set in 1995, and follows an aspiring young white rapper living in a trailer park on 8 mile road, just outside of detroit. All the ways 8 mile is radically different from eminems. Of the numerous films made about the fourdecade long hiphop culture, curtis hansons 2002 film 8 mile featuring eminem and his semiautobiographical story is among the most successful. It frequently makes the list of best hiphop movies ramirez, 1 and is an example of commercial success meeting.559 1609 1121 646 1067 557 229 1192 299 1176 1111 1158 159 632 956 976 872 218 1206 1588 79 307 1430 1013 1479 1003 173 1532 1380 208 76 506 681 1492 359 372 272 774 1057 890 652