Adam Yauch: Beastie Boy, Oscilloscope Pictures Founder, Dead At 47
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Earlier today, Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys, passed away from cancer. He was 47.
Yet Yauch, who was best known as rapper MCA in the multi-platinum-selling trio, also branched out into film. In 2002, he launched Oscilloscope Pictures, which has since put out acclaimed indie films including "Exit Through the Gift Shop," "Bellflower," "We Need to Talk About Kevin," "Meek's Cutoff" and "The Messenger." They also distributed Yauch's directorial debut, the basketball documentary "Gunnin' For That #1 Spot," in 2008.
Prior to Oscilloscope, his group, the Beastie Boys, worked with directors like Spike Jonze, who shot the awesomely retro '70s video for "Sabotage" and the band's 2006 concert film, "Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!"
Yauch displayed the same wacky sensibility when he assumed directorial duties for the group's videos under the pseudonym of Nathanial Hörnblowér. His video for "Body Movin," included clips from '60s cult movie "Danger: Diabolik," and "Intergalac
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