Here is an excerpt from Cameron Crowe’s new interview with USA Today.
Anyway, we’re talking because you’re on my list of people of the year. And I put you there because I loved your Pearl Jam documentary. It gave me the same feeling of when I’ve seen Pearl Jam live.
That was the goal.
What have you learned from the band?
My instinct was always that their story was something that needed to be told. People knew pieces of it, but they didn’t know a lot of it. And I always felt lucky, because I’d seen them play, and I kind of had enough sense of their history to know what was behind the songs a little bit.
I would always feel so emotional watching them, because I remembered their whole journey from Mother Love Bone days until now. And I just thought, “If we make this movie correctly, we can tell that story.”
I thought if we could just quietly tell this story and hang out in Stone‘s house and Stone could just tell us what it felt like to live through this. And Jeff could be in Montana, and (if) we could see that guy that it would all add up to the feeling of what it’s like to love Pearl Jam. I felt Andy Wood‘s voice so strongly making it.