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

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #6 – Jingle Jangle

Words: Giulia Lombardo ‘Jingle Jangle’ is one of Netflix’s last releases, and – even if it came out just a few weeks ago – it prepared us for a dreamy Christmas.  Thanks to its rhythm and its inventive force ‘Jingle Jangle’ has the sole purpose of becoming the ideal film for the whole family to watch, next to the fireplace when decorating the Christmas tree; … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #6 – Jingle Jangle

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #5 – The Prom

Words: Giulia Lombardo ‘The Prom’ is an original Netflix film under the full direction of Ryan Murphy (director of ‘Glee’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Ratched’ and ‘Hollywood’): based on the musical of the same name created by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin – who also edited the script of the film – it tells the story of Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #5 – The Prom

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #4: The Great Gatsby (2013)

The music was a fundamental element in the conception of ‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013), directed by Baz Luhrmann, as it is easy to imagine; not only from the inspiration and variety of the music that is always possible to detect from the creations of the Australian filmmaker, but also because music, in this case, serves – more than ever – to make tangible the romantic, … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #4: The Great Gatsby (2013)

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #3 – The Greatest Showman

Words: Giulia Lombardo ‘The Greatest Showman’ arrived in cinemas at the end of December 2017, when the year was almost over, and the original soundtrack of the movie caught everyone by surprise. The film, directed by Michael Gracey, is a musical inspired by the real story of Phineas Taylor Barnum, the founder of Ringling Bros, an American art entertainment company from the early 20th century. … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #3 – The Greatest Showman

Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #2 – JOKER (2019)

Words by: Giulia Lombardo I remember when I was first going to see the new ‘Joker’ film at the cinema, and I was so excited to see this amazing dramatic movie, that everyone seemed so thrilled to have watched. However, I left the cinema so overwhelmed, not just because the movie is a rollercoaster of emotions, but especially because it is, without a doubt, a … Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesday #2 – JOKER (2019)

Movie Soundtrack Wednesdays #1 – The ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Revolution

For all Marvel fans, the Black Panther movie was the symbol of revolution: the first and only black superhero, in fact, was portrayed in an intensely powerful way in the film, and that feeling of strength was reached especially thanks to the beautiful and striking Grammy award-winning soundtrack. Continue reading Movie Soundtrack Wednesdays #1 – The ‘Black Panther: The Album’ Revolution