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Adam 'McA' Yauch's Films: What's Next?

Late Beastie Boy's film company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, carries on his legacy.

By Fallon Prinzivalli

Adam Yauch in 1999

Photo: Mick Hutson/ Getty Images

With the news Friday that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch lost his battle with cancer, distraught fans turned up "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" and remembered the rapper's incredible musical accomplishments. But those of us with an eye on movies remember McA's contributions to the film industry as well.

With countless Beastie songs featured on movie soundtracks, including J.J. Abram's "Star Trek" and Marvel's "Iron Man 2," there's no doubt the group as a whole had success in film. But Yauch took it a step further when he dove into directing documentaries and shorts, including "Fight for Your Right Revisited," his 2011 Sundance Film Festival debut that acted as a sequel to the hip-hop trio's 1987 music video.

Most notably, however, Yauch launched the indie production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
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Adam 'McA' Yauch's Films: What's Next?

Late Beastie Boy's film company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, carries on his legacy.

By Fallon Prinzivalli

Adam Yauch in 1999

Photo: Mick Hutson/ Getty Images

With the news Friday that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch lost his battle with cancer, distraught fans turned up "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" and remembered the rapper's incredible musical accomplishments. But those of us with an eye on movies remember McA's contributions to the film industry as well.

With countless Beastie songs featured on movie soundtracks, including J.J. Abram's "Star Trek" and Marvel's "Iron Man 2," there's no doubt the group as a whole had success in film. But Yauch took it a step further when he dove into directing documentaries and shorts, including "Fight for Your Right Revisited," his 2011 Sundance Film Festival debut that acted as a sequel to the hip-hop trio's 1987 music video.

Most notably, however, Yauch launched the indie production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories.
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Adam Yauch's Cancer: How Rare Is It?

'This is a very tricky cancer,' says head and neck cancer specialist Dr. Spiro Manolidis.

By Gil Kaufman

Adam Yauch

Photo: Getty Images

Ever since Beastie Boys member Adam "McA" Yauch was diagnosed with cancer of the parotid gland, a salivary gland in the throat in 2009, the rapper kept an upbeat attitude in public about his chances of beating the disease.

Unfortunately, Yauch, 47, wasn't able to win his three-year battle and died on Friday after several years spent out of the spotlight as he struggled to regain his health. Spokespeople for Yauch have not revealed what the cause of death was, but according to Dr. Spiro Manolidis, a head and neck cancer specialist in the Department of Otolaryngology at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, it is not unusual for this type of cancer to turn deadly.

"This is a very tricky cancer," said Manolidis, who did not treat Yauch,
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Adam Yauch (1964 – 2012)

It was with great sadness today that we read of the tragic passing of Adam Yauch at the age of just 47. As a member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch was an icon of American music, and for the last decade his involvement with Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film company he co-founded, made him a beloved figure within U.S. independent cinema.

Until earlier this year, Yauch was an Ifp board member, and on the Ifp website Executive Director Joana Vicente offers the following tribute:

On behalf of the Ifp staff and board of directors, we are deeply saddened by the passing of former board member Adam Yauch. Adam was an incredibly talented and passionate individual who brought a special uniqueness to the Ifp. Adam supported the work of different filmmakers with different perspectives, many of whose voices would not otherwise be heard. He wholly embraced Ifp’s mission and was an
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Video of the day: Adam Yauch's "Fight For Your Right Revisited"

Beastie Boys co-founder and all around musical mastermind Adam Yauch has passed away from cancer today. Yauch was involved with many creative endevours and causes over the years, and his interest in film saw him co-founding Oscilloscope Laboratories. In 2011 he directed the B-Boys homage Fight for Your Right Revisited, which we're now showing on Mubi for free. Watch it here.

 
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Adam Yauch dead: Beastie Boys release official obituary and statement

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By now, we've all heard the tragic news of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's untimely death. Initially, the Beastie Boys' camp had no comment on the situation, but as news has spread, the band has released a heartfelt statement and obituary via their official website. You can read the statement in its entirety below.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam "McA" Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high school, forming a band for his 17th birthday party that would later become known the world over as Beastie Boys.
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Remembering Adam Yauch: The Non-Musical Accomplishments Of McA

In the last few years of his too-short life, you were as likely to find Adam Yauch, a.k.a. McA of the Beastie Boys, on the red carpet of a film festival as in the studio or onstage. As happens with many artists who find success at an early age, Yauch found new outlets for his talents, and they amounted to much more than mere hobbies. Sure, we’re blasting Beastie tunes nonstop in the hours after we learned of his death at age 47 today, but we’re also looking back at his non-musical accomplishments too.

Nathaniel Hornblower, The Director

As his alter ego Hornblower, a Swiss goat herder, Yauch directed a number of Beastie Boys videos, and quite memorably stormed the stage in costume at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards to protest Spike Jones’ not getting the Moonman for “Sabotage.” He was also rather outspoken in other outlets,
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Adam Yauch 1964-2012

Here's a real bummer of a headline that I didn't expect to be reading today. Adam Yauch, perhaps better known as McA of the Beastie Boys and the Swiss filmmaker Nathaniel Hornblower, has lost his battle with cancer and passed away. He had been diagnosed with cancer in a salivary gland and a lymph node back in 2009; his treatment delayed the release of the Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 and kept them from touring in support of it. Everything we had heard in the preceding months, however, seemed to be positive with his band members remaining hopeful that he would recover. However, when the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, Yauch did not attend. I guess we should have known something was up. He was 47 years old The news definitely came as a shock to me, and having just watched the documentary Marley,
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Beastie Boys Rapper and Filmmaker Adam Yauch Dies at 48

After nearly three years of struggling with cancer, filmmaker and Beastie Boys rapper McA, otherwise known as Adam Yauch, has died at the age of 48.

According to Rolling Stone, Yauch, one of the three members of the long-lived punk-turned-hip-hop band, was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after a tumor was discovered on his salivary gland.

In addition to co-founding the Beastie Boys in 1979 with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz, Yauch had a long-standing involvement in the movie scene. He has more than 30 soundtrack credits on films like "Baby Mama," "17 Again," "Horrible Bosses" and "Iron Man 2," and also wrote, directed, produced and appeared in films and documentaries.

His first Hollywood effort was directing a 1989 short film called "Shadrach," which promoted the band's song of the same name. He went on to direct and produce the "Beastie Boys: Video Anthology," a 2008 high school sports documentary called "Gunnin' for That #1 Spot," and last
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Adam Yauch's Beastie Boys Videos: A History

MTV News looks at the best Beastie clips of all time, including ones directed by McA (or Nathanial Hornblower) himself.

By Gil Kaufman

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

Photo: Ron Galella/ Getty Images

There are bands that make great music and others that make great videos. But there is a rare breed of act that makes both. Since their very earliest days, the Beastie Boys were in that latter category.

From the frat-boy fun of 1986's "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" video to what will likely be their final clip, a 2011 all-star clip to promote the Hot Sauce Committee Part Two single "Make Some Noise" and the "Fight for Your Right Revisited" film, the B-Boys not only had fun, they made sure we did too.

With the passing of Adam Yauch (a.k.a. McA) on Friday (May 4) at age 47 following a three-year battle with cancer, MTV News
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Eminem Pays Tribute To Adam Yauch's 'Influence'

Nas, Cee Lo, Jack Black, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and more remember the Beastie Boys' McA.

By Jocelyn Vena

Adam Yauch in 1999

Photo: Mick Hutson/ Getty Images

Soon after news broke of Beastie Boys rapperAdam Yauch's death following a three-year long battle with cancer, A-listers from the world of hip-hop and elsewhere in the music industry began flooding Twitter with their memories of the influential Mc.

Eminem noted the impact McA and the Beasties had on his career. "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others," Em said in a statement to MTV News. "They are trailblazers and pioneers and Adam will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, Mike D., and Ad-Rock.

Nas — who worked with the group
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Adam Yauch's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To Rock Hall

Beastie Boys rapper kept his fans in the loop over the past three years since he was diagnosed.

By John Mitchell

The Beastie Boys' Adam "McA" Yauch

Photo: Getty Images

Adam Yauch, one of the founding members of the pioneering hip-hop trio the Beastie Boys, died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 following a long battle with throat cancer. Yauch's death has rattled the music world to its core, with tributes already pouring in from the likes of Justin Timberlake and Russell Simmons to fellow hip-hop pioneers Run-dmc.

Since his 2009 cancer diagnosis, Yauch has stayed away from the public eye, often communicating with concerned fans through email, but during a period of remission, the Grammy-winning rapper stepped forward with his bandmates to release what would be his final album with the Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, and even won an MTV Video Music Award for his direction
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Adam 'McA' Yauch, Dead at 47: A Big-Screen Tribute

Beastie Boys rapper's film contributions include star-studded short "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

By Fallon Prinzivalli

The Beastie Boys at the premiere of "Awesome, I F---in Shot That!"

Photo: Getty Images

After a long bout with cancer, the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch died on Friday (May 4). The rapper's death comes as a huge blow to fans of his work with the iconic trio, but he'll also be remembered for the imprint he left on the film world.

While he's widely known as a co-founder of the Brooklyn hip-hop group, McA was an accomplished director and producer, and his music is featured on an array of popular music soundtracks. The Hollywood community took to Twitter this afternoon to share their thoughts, with Ben Stiller tweeting, "So sad that Adam Yauch is gone. A truly great musician & filmmaker. He stood for integrity as an artist. What a loss. He was a very good man.
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Adam 'McA' Yauch, Dead at 47: A Big-Screen Tribute

Beastie Boys rapper's film contributions include star-studded short "Fight For Your Right Revisited."

By Fallon Prinzivalli

The Beastie Boys at the premiere of "Awesome, I F---in Shot That!"

Photo: Getty Images

After a long bout with cancer, the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch died on Friday (May 4). The rapper's death comes as a huge blow to fans of his work with the iconic trio, but he'll also be remembered for the imprint he left on the film world.

While he's widely known as a co-founder of the Brooklyn hip-hop group, McA was an accomplished director and producer, and his music is featured on an array of popular music soundtracks. The Hollywood community took to Twitter this afternoon to share their thoughts, with Ben Stiller tweeting, "So sad that Adam Yauch is gone. A truly great musician & filmmaker. He stood for integrity as an artist. What a loss. He was a very good man.
See full article at MTV Movie News »

Elijah Wood: 'I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit'

Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he's reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation

Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood's right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn't he?

"No. This is Hebrew, " he says, twirling the ring around his finger. "I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it."

Oh.

"I do have the Ring, but it's not inscribed, and it's gold. But I don't think it's real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don't wear it. I keep it in a little box." Not on a chain around his neck? "I carried it for a long time,
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Elijah Wood: 'I was thrilled to play Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit'

Since Lord of the Rings, the actor has avoided big-budget epics. But now he's reprising his hobbit role and starring in a lavish Treasure Island adaptation

Is that the Ring? Around the ring finger of Elijah Wood's right hand is a band of silver with strange lettering on it – probably Elvish. As a reward for his lead hobbiting services in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson reportedly gave Wood the original Ring. And he still wears it. Doesn't he?

"No. This is Hebrew, " he says, twirling the ring around his finger. "I know, it has a kind of a similar look to it."

Oh.

"I do have the Ring, but it's not inscribed, and it's gold. But I don't think it's real gold – gold-plated. But, no, I don't wear it. I keep it in a little box." Not on a chain around his neck? "I carried it for a long time,
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Beyonce's Baby Bump, Lady Gaga's Jo Calderone Rule 2011 VMAs

Jay-z and Kanye West's debut Throne performance and Katy Perry's Moonman haul also make a huge impact.

By Ryan J. Downey

Beyoncé on stage at the 2011 VMAs

Photo: FilmMagic

Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Beyoncé onstage together; Gaga kicking off the show in drag backed by a legendary rock guitarist; Adele pitting a stripped-down stage show against the likes of surprise performers Jay-z and Kanye West's pyrotechnics; and legendary grunge trio Nirvana name-checked by Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Chris Brown like it was 1991.

It was, of course, the 2011 VMAs. And women ruled the night.

Five of the eight televised awards (including, of course, Best Female Video) went to strong females: Video of the Year (Katy Perry), Best Pop Video (Britney), Best Hip-Hop Video (Nicki Minaj), Best Collaboration (Perry, with Kanye) and Best Female Video (Gaga).

Speaking of Gaga, her Jo Calderone alter ego introduced on
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Beastie Boys' 'Make Some Noise': A Vma Cheat Sheet

Video of the Year nominee is packed with characters from the Beasties' past.

By James Montgomery

Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride in the Beastie Boy's "Make Some Noise" video

Photo: Capitol

If they've been anything over the course of their near-30-year career, the Beastie Boys have always been thorough, the kind of band that derives some sort of perverse pleasure from peppering their music with a sundry of pop-culture references, inside jokes and exhaustively sought, expertly placed samples.

And because of that, they've managed to create their own rather insular world, the kind of place where Mantan Moreland hangs out with Ted Danson, where Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks" rubs elbows with Les Baxter's "Prelude in C# Minor." And luckily for all of us, each time they release an album, they pull the curtain back slightly, and invite us in for a drink. So it's
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Beastie Boys Battle Assassins In 'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win' Video

Spike Jonze-directed clip features action-figure alter egos, a Yeti and Santigold.

By Gil Kaufman

The Beastie Boys' Ad Rock as an action figure in "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win"

Photo: Beastieboys.com

The Beastie Boys have donned plenty of disguises in their videos over the years, playing everything from cheesy cops to futuristic sanitation workers and famous Hollywood actors in their famed "Fight for Your Right Revisited" mini-movie.

But they break new territory in the "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win" clip, which premiered on Monday night. The Spike Jonze joint draws inspiration from such diverse sources as "Robot Chicken," the 1960s "In Like Flint" spy spoof movies, "Toy Story," "Shaun of the Dead" and low-rent homemade YouTube videos.

Longtime pal and collaborator Jonze ("Where the Wild Things Are") sends up tough-guy action-hero legend G.I. Joe in the clip, which finds the
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Jack Black Career Assessment: Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

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Subject: Jack Black, 41-year old actor and musician

Date of Assessment: May 25, 2011

Positive Buzzwords: Frat pack, voice work

Negative Buzzwords: Limited range, annoying

The Case: Not too terribly long ago, Dustin predicted that, between Year One and Gulliver's Travels, Jack Black's career would almost certainly soon be over. One can only hope this is the case, for any actor who has appeared in such classics as Bongwater, Johnny Skidmarks, and some straight-to-video movie called Laser Fart shouldn't have achieved the mainstream Hollywood success that Jack Black has somehow enjoyed until recently.

And yet...

About ten years ago, Jack Black had already been puttering around Hollywood for a good decade or so, but it was High Fidelity that really brought him mainstream attention. And although High Fidelity is a film beloved by many (and has spawned many mixtapes), it inadvertently kick started Black's ascent into quasi-superstardom. Soon after, he was
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