Downton Abbey music score and film to listen to and watch

Let me tell you the story of the must listen and watch Downton Abbey music score and film, which are both fascinating! I hope you will watch the film, or at the very least, watch the series listen to the soundtrack!

1. Downton Abbey Film Plot

First of all, it is a 2019 British historical period drama film written by Julian Fellowes, creator and writer of the television series of the same name.

Indeed, the film draws its plot from the Emmy Awarded series.

The film tells the story of a 1927 visit by the King and Queen to the Crawley family’s English country house in the Yorkshire countryside. As the Royal staff comes to Downton, an assassin has also arrived and attempts to kill the monarch. The family and servants pits against the royal entourage, including the Queen’s Lady-in-waiting who falls out with the Crawleys, especially the Dowager Countess, over an inheritance issue.

2. Downton Abbey HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

While the film is ‘a work of fiction’, it does inspire itself from the real history to create the main themes throughout the film.

Both the film and the series are primarily set in the gothic Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England. The castle’s earliest history dates back to 749. Charles Barry, commissioned by the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon in 1838, creates the castle we see today, with work beginning in 1842. George Herbert, 8th Earl of Carnarvon, a British peer, and his wife Lady Carnarvon (born Fiona Aitken) still inhabit the castle.

The film is already released in some countries, while other may have to wait, as per this schedule.  In some places, you may be lucky enough to view it in original version with subtitles.

Now, let me share you a little teaser, hoping it will motivate you to go and watch it!

3. Downton Abbey MUSIC SCORE

Furthermore, the reason why I also advise you to watch it, it is because the music score in itself is a masterpiece. It is a must-listen! The soundtrack to the new feature film Downton Abbey is scored by Scottish composer John Lunn. In a throwback to the ‘Roaring Twenties’, upbeat jazz arrangements appear alongside lavish waltzes, reflecting the popular styles of the day.

John Lunn drew inspiration from the actual story plot to follow the ups and downs of the characters to enhance the drama throughout the film.

Now, I’m sure you are impatient to listen to this BAFTA-nominated soundtrack!

4. downton Abbey themes

When you listen to music, it will strongly remind you of story themes and meanings, which are as follows:

Downton’s Theme: 0:003:26 – Main Theme Song

Branson and Sybil’s Theme: 3:265:12 (short) – A world of their own where there is no class divide

Downton Recurring: 5:127:09 – Drama – with gossip and betrayal

Carson’s Theme: 7:097:27 Carson believes in the old – fashioned ‘proper’ way

Mrs Hughes’ Theme: 7:277:43 – Mrs Hueghes is warm and loving as well as hard-working

Branson and Sybil’s Theme: 7:4312:38 – Portrays Tom’s love for Ireland and Sybil’s kindness and spirit

Bates and Anna’s Theme: 12:3814:33 (short)

Staff 14:33 – 15:16: Display of never-ending work

Whoever and Edith’s Theme: 15:1615:50 (short)

Bates and Anna’s Theme: 15:5018:03 – Symbolises their love even through the pain

Robert and Cora’s Theme: 18:0320:14 – With relation to the Downton theme, it represents tradition & formality

Bates and Anna’s Theme: 20:1421:12 (short)

Downton Recurring: 24:5828:20 – Happiness – Everything good of Downton Abbey

Matthew and Mary’s Theme: 28:2030:51 – Demonstrates Mary’s struggle with herself and Matthews support

Daisie’s Theme: 30:5132:42 – Shows how Daisy constantly wraps herself in her imagination

Violet’s Theme: 32:4234:34 – Highlights scandal and hate of change

Whoever and Edith’s Theme: 34:3435:36 – Spotlights Edith’s fight of her desperate and jealous nature for love

Matthew and Mary’s Theme: 35:3636:15 (short)

Downton Recurring: 36:1537:07 – Purity of misery and regret but with a glimpse of hope

Children of Downton: 37:0737:38 – This reflects Sybbie and George having both lost one of their parents

Matthew and Mary’s Theme: 37:3838:17 (short)

Downton Recurring: 42:1343:55 – Determination – Running away or rushing to fix a problem

Thomas’s Theme: 43:5546:43 – Reveals his turmoil with his dark nature and facing himself

Downton Recurring: 46:4348:51 – Sadness & darkness as the Crawley’s shy away from the truth

Rose’s Theme: 48:5150:17 – Exhibits her thrill from mystery but also dark thoughts of parents

Finally, if you prefer Spotify to Youtube, you can listen to and favourite it there!

‘The idea of happiness’ German film soundtrack by Fewjar music band

GERMAN FILM SOUNDTRACK BY FEWJAR BAND

YouTube is, as usual, an incredible source of talented musicians and actors! 🔍😍

I was looking for interesting films to watch and discovering new music to listen to. I came across  ‘The idea of happiness’ German film soundtrack by Fewjar music band.

Zachary NelsonGerman film soundtrack 'The ideas of happiness' by Fewja band

First, let me tell you a little bit about the film soundtrack.

The selected soundtrack playlist comes from a Berlin-based band calledFewjar‘ playing in multiple genres such as Electro, the 80s, Rock, Progressive, Psychedelic, Crossover, Triphop.

You can follow them on their various social accounts by checking the links in their Youtube description below their videos.

Now, sit back, relax, be patient and wait a minute for the first song to kick off fully!

Fewjar band regularly organises on Youtube live room sessions, where they play for you their songs live in their studio as well as occasionally bring guests to their recording sessions.

They can also play songs upon request if you notify them sufficiently in advance by commenting under their Youtube live videos.

Here are few samples of their live studio sessions, in which they connect with their audience.

What do you think about their music?

If you liked it, download their songs from Itunes, Amazon or Bandcamp! 👍😉

Now, as you may have guessed, the film is also in German. But don’t worry because it is subtitled in English. Feeling relieved?😌 It’s a very well done psychological thriller. Although it’s not my film genre, I truly enjoyed it and hope you will, too!

If you liked it, support the film project!

Zeo, the filmmaker, has set up a crowdfunding page for all his film projects and is raising funds for them on a monthly basis: https://www.patreon.com/Zeo

You can give as little as $1 per month so you won’t be too much out of pocket!💰

You can also follow Zeo on different social media accounts that are displayed on his Patreon project page.

 

“Step Up 5” aka “Step Up All In” upcoming film and its soundtrack (2014)

STEP UP ALL IN

Hello, my dance fans!

First of all, here is the ‘Step Up All In‘ film we have all been waiting for!

Step Up All In film

FILM CAST and trailers

Secondly, the main dance characters from this film consist of the previous Step Up all-stars:

  • Hair (Chris Scott)
  • Vladd (Chadd Smith)
  • Monster (Luis Rosado)
  • Jenny Kido (Mari Koda)
  • Andie West (Briana Evigan)
  • Sean (Ryan Guzman).
ABOUT RYAN GUZMAN

Step Up All In

Ryan Guzman was born in Texas, USA and relocated as a child to San Francisco, California.

He is a dancer and actor known for his roles in Step Up Revolution and April Rain amongst other non-dancing films.

About Chris Scott

Step Up All In

Christopher Scott was born in Wheaton, Maryland.

He is a dancer, choreographer, actor and producer. He has acted and danced in many other well-known dance films such as:

ABOUT Chadd Smith

Step Up All In

Chadd Smith was born in Ventura, California.

He is a street dancer and actor specialised in robotic movements (street dance called ‘popping’). He appeared in Step Up 3D, Step Up Revolution and Step Up All In and in the web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD).

ABOUT Luis Rosado

Step Up All In

Luis Rosado was born in Germany, grew up in Italy until 7 years old, who relocated to Florida and finally to Los Angeles.

He is a competitive dancer best known as a member of the crew Skill Methodz and also portrayed the character of Monster in the Step Up film franchise. He took part in The LXD as well.

ABOUT Mari Koda

Step Up All In

Mari Koda was born in Japan.

She is an actress and dancer who is best known for her role as Jenny Kido in all the Step Up films. She also appeared in Timbaland and Missy Elliot’s music video “Cop That Disc” as a soloist.

If you’d like to watch film trailers, check this article.

FILM PLOT

Thirdly, the plot is like for all dance films, focused on the dance rather than the actual story.

Indeed, it’s the story of Sean, a street dancer from Los Angeles who is trying hard with his crew to succeed. Unfortunately, after several unsuccessful gigs, the crew leaves him. He feels like his dreams have vanished until he discovers an elaborate Vegas dance competition called the Vortex, being organized by VH1. For the purpose of the event, he sets up a new crew and they end up winning the battles.

Additionally, if you would like to know more about the plot details, read this film review.

FILM SOUNDTRACK

Finally, for those who have already watched it and really enjoyed its soundtrack, check these music tracks.

So, are you going to watch it? Leave us your comments about the film below, once you’ve seen it!

City of Men soundtrack showcases the Brazilian music diversity

For those who haven’t watched the City of Men series and film (called Cidade dos Homens in Brazilian), I highly recommend you to do so. The story follows two characters from early teenage hood to adulthood and can be purchased on ebay or amazon.

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Here, I will only discuss with you today about the music aspects of these series and film, as the soundtracks are well worth a mention!

The  composer of the film (Acerola and Laranjinha as young adults) is Antonio Pinto, who mixed many genres such as rap, funk, jazz, blues, samba…If you would like to read a little more about him and/or listen to some of his tracks, check the following links:

http://shakefire.com/review/antonio-pinto-city-of-men-soundtrack

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7582790&style=classical&fulldesc=T

Other composers have worked for the City of Men series (Acerola and Laranjinha as teenagers).

City of Men picture

You can check out tracks from this youtube mix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN0xVXX4GT8&list=PL77E6AC9E3C04FA2A

And if you would like to know more about Brazilian music as well about City of Men series and film, check these links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Brazil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Men