Searching for Robert Johnson

LOVE IN VAIN by Alan Greenberg is "a mythic tale of the 20th century and still deserves to find a filmmaker in the 21st."

greenberg_love coverThe failure of any filmmaker to produce Alan Greenberg’s screenplay, Love in Vain, seems almost as mysterious as the life of its subject, Robert Johnson. Mick Jagger took a hand in this exploration of the great bluesman as far back as the late-‘70s and Greenberg acknowledges the interest of many other familiar names, among them Bob Dylan, David Lynch, Werner Herzog and Prince. Martin Scorsese wrote the forward to the second published edition, but that was 1994.

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Published in: Shepherd Express Milwaukee
By: David Luhrssen