Ethan Hawke’s Music Biopic ‘Blaze’ Pays Tributes to Blaze Foley, an Unsung Texas Songwriter

Ethan Hawke’s Music Biopic ‘Blaze’ Pays Tributes to Blaze Foley, an Unsung Texas Songwriter

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“So you’re gonna be a big country star?,” Sybil asked. “I don’t want to be a star,” Blaze said, “I want to be a legend.”   Based on Sybil Rosen’s Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze (2008), Ethan Hawke’s third directing work, Blaze (2018), captures the life of legendary roots musician Blaze Foley. The movie is braided with three timelines, including Blaze’s past, present, and future. The story explores the love affair between Blaze and Sybil Rosen, his last night on Earth, the influence his song had on the fans, and the shock of his death amongst …