Why Watch That Radio: Episode 11 – Movies About Music & What Makes Excellent Storytelling
In honor of Prince’s life and work, the Critic and the Referee decided to discuss movies about music. These aren’t musicals. Oh, no! We’re talking about movies that highlight the lives and works of musicians. From “Purple Rain” to “The Blues Brothers,” our conversation will take you on a musical journey. Plus, speaking of journeys, the Critic and the Referee also discuss what excellent storytelling is all about. Whether in documentary form (“Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall”) or in narrative form (the films of James Cameron), the story must reign supreme for a movie or TV show to be a success. Lastly, to wrap up the episode, we provide a dynamite “Pick of the Week” and a hilariously surprising “Did You Know?” Enjoy!
Movies About Music (in honor of Prince)
Purple Rain: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087957/
The Blues Brothers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080455/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Straight Outta Compton: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398426/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The Five Heartbeats: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101891/?ref_=nv_sr_1
School of Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332379/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Did You Know?
Who wrote the theme song to the 1991 John Candy comedy, “Delirious”? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101701/soundtrack
Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275844/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Primal Fear: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117381/?ref_=nv_sr_1
James Cameron on storytelling: http://www.fastcocreate.com/1683090/good-characters-and-cool-stuff-james-cameron-on-the-evolution-of-storytelling
Pick of the Week
The Americans: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2149175/?ref_=nv_sr_1