The Royal Tenenbaums: Cinema´s most interesting and peculiar family

The Royal Tenenbaums: Cinema´s most interesting and peculiar family

The aesthetic, characters, story, acting and soundtrack of one of the greatest movies ever made.       Before we get any further let´s take a look at the trailer. The Royal Tenenbaums Trailer (2001) At the beginning of the movie we are introduced to the characters by narrator Alec Baldwin. The background music for this opening scene is The Mutato Muzika Orchestra´s cover of “Hey Jude”. For example this is what we learn about Chas Tenenbaum, played by Ben Stiller. “Chas Tenenbaum had, since elementary school, taken most of his meals in his room, standing up at his desk Read more »

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

I have decided to do several post on different directors I like and their movies and soundtracks. After I decided to do that there was a movie that comes immediately to mind: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. It is one of my favorite movies, soundtrack and I wish I could embark on a voyage in “The Belafonte”, so let´s set sail: Seu Jorge – Life On Mars The movie was released in 2004. It was co-written, co- produced and directed by the wonderful Wes Anderson. This American director has a unique voice, a creative narrative and visual style, and Read more »

Groundhog Day – A Journey Into the Self

Groundhog Day – A Journey Into the Self

Today, February 24th, we say goodbye to a beloved figure: Harold Ramis and we celebrate the movie “Groundhog Day”. If you are still trying to place him, you will probably remember him as “Egon” from the movie he co- wrote “Ghostbusters” Recently, Paul wrote a post about “Ghostbusters” which you can find here: http://musicmiscellaneous.com/2014/01/31/how-about-a-little-music-songs-for-busting-ghosts-to/  Ramis was renown for acting or writing famous comedy classics like “Ghostbusters”, “Caddyshack”, “Analyze this”, “National Lampoons Vacation” (oh! I will do a post about that movie!) and the movie I am going to focus on now: “Groundhog Day”,  Directed by Ramis (who also wrote the screenplay). Read more »

“How about a little music”: Ghostbusters

“How about a little music”: Ghostbusters

A look at the soundtrack to a film that not only stands up as one of the best comedy flicks of the 80’s (and of any decade, for that matter) but also has one of the best soundtracks of that decade too. “Listen….. can you smell something?” For this post I’ve decided to take a look at the soundtrack to a film that not only stands up as one of the best comedy flicks of the 80’s (and of any decade, for that matter) but also has one of the best soundtracks of that decade too. At this point a Read more »