Ron and Russell Mael: “Annette”

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Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks. Photo courtesy of Sparks.

A grand rock opera about life, love, and death, the new film "Annette" — starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard — was written and composed by influential art pop duo Sparks, the creators of the Bookworm theme song. Brothers Ron and Russell Mael discuss the small and significant differences between their original material and the final product that became the film. They say that director Leos Carax did an amazing job at rendering their imagination. "Annette" marks a new beginning to the decades-long career of the Sparks brothers, but the past is not lost.

Listen to an interview with filmmaker Edgar Wright, who directed the new music documentary "The Sparks Brothers," here.