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