Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Set in her native country, Enniscorthy, Southeastern Ireland, ‘Brooklyn’ (directed by John Crowley and based on the novel of the same name by the Irish writer Colm Tóibín) is the story of a girl, Eilis, who in the early 1950s leaves for New York, to escape from a life without job prospects, leaving her mother and a sister, for a secure job and hope for a future. A story like so many and deeply present, one of the millions passed through Ellis Island, she leaves with a heart and mind full of emotions: with the fear of the first time away from her family, the excitement of the unknown, the hope of a future in a place where you soon feel at home again. For Eilis, emigration coincides with the end of adolescence, with the discovery of love and people like her in search of their own pioneering conquest of a unexplored land. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #14 – Brooklyn

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #13 – Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

On March 9th, 1997, the American rapper Notorious B.I.G was pronounced dead by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood, where he had been rushed to rescue him. Four gunshots to the chest coming from the window of a Chevrolet Impala prematurely enshrine the end of a life at barely twenty years old, in which the echo of death seemed to resonate left and premonitory already at the time of his lyrics from the albums ‘Ready to Die’ (1994) and ‘Life After Death’ (1997). But like other musical myths that disappeared at a young age, death is the fatal element that makes them such, a tragic prelude but – alas – essential to make the artist a sacred image to hang on the wall of legends. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #13 – Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #12 – Soul

The story tells of Joe Gardner, a middle-aged music teacher, whose dream has always been to become a professional jazz musician. But just when he is given the opportunity to make his dream come true, due to an accident he finds himself in another dimension, where the new souls begin their adventure in the real world, and the old souls whose real life is now over, move on the road to the afterlife. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #12 – Soul

MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WEDNESDAY #11 – Malcolm and Marie

the movie beings with Malcolm and Marie returning in the middle of the night to their villa in Carmel, California. He – black suit and white shirt – is an explosion of energy. He just presented his new film and the reaction of the public and press was exceptional. She – a long silver dress – looks bored and dry while preparing her partner a plate of mac & cheese. Malcolm forgot to thank her during his speech at the movie premiere: from there, the fuse that will detonate an anger and resentment bomb hatched all night and destined to light their sleepless night. Continue reading MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WEDNESDAY #11 – Malcolm and Marie

MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WEDNESDAY #10 – Rocketman

‘Rocketman’ is not only the film that Elton John always wanted to make about himself, but it is also the film he (and us as-well) always wanted to see about Elton John. And of course, it has very little to do with a classic biopic: the only way to tell Elton’s story is to immerse yourself in his fantasy and let the border between reality and imagination become more and more blurred. Translated into a cinematic genre, it means only one thing: musical. Featuring incredible costumes, elaborate choreography and magical moments of realism. Don’t be surprised if you see Elton flying over his piano. Continue reading MOVIE SOUNDTRACK WEDNESDAY #10 – Rocketman

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #8 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Words: Giulia Lombardo Set in a music studio between the 1920s and 1930s, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ tells the story of four musicians kept under control by Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), a highly esteemed legend in blues music or else, if you ask me, the queen of blues. In the movie the characters put in the foreground are presented, ready to clash and defend their … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #8 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #7 – Selena: the series

Words: Giulia Lombardo A month ago, Netflix blessed us music lovers with a series entirely based on the life of the one and only, Selena Quintanilla. The story of Selena Quintanilla Perez is very touching and inspiring: raised under the aegis of a father who dreamed of being able to see her become a great singer, and driven above all by her not being able … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #7 – Selena: the series