Cruella (2021)In Theaters Now
There's one thing this film gets right, it's the soundtrack.
A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.
Writers:Dana Fox (screenplay by), Tony McNamara (screenplay by)
Stars:Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry
Do not let the premise of the film put you off, Cruella is a hidden gem of action , humor, fashion with dazzling costumes, a great soundtrack, and a pair of terrific performances from Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, this dazzling visual feast is extremely fun to watch whenever its leading ladies lock horns. Cruella is one groovy piece of summer block buster cinema. I would add , Disney production maybe headed for an Oscar nomination "Best Makeup" Academy Award nomination .
Cruella has one of the best sound tracks in recent memory accompanying Emma Stone as the title character in Disney's Cruella. The official Cruella soundtrack is a great compilation of 1960s and '70s British rock'n'roll ! Throughout the movie, Emma Stone's powerful performance as Cruella is accompanied by an extensive playlist of rock, R&B, pop and punk music. If there's one thing this film gets right, it's the soundtrack. Cruella's soundtrack includes more than 30 songs from the 1960s and '70s, the soundtrack creates a strong sense of time and place, centering around the British beat music of the 1960s that The Beatles are known for. The soundtrack also includes some of the British Invasion's major hits from bands like The Animals, The Zombies and The Rolling Stones, female power ballads to classic funk.
Cruella opens with a classic anti-establishment hit plucked straight from 1970s London. I knew the film was going to entertain as soon as heard the opening bars of the first tune ......
"Bloody Well Right," by Supertramp (1974).
And the film just continued with musical awesomeness !
"Whisper Whisper," by the Bee Gees (1969).
"Inside-Looking Out," by The Animals (1966). What better to kick off the first action scene of the movie than a bluesy rock hit from the early days of The Animals?
"Watch the Dog That Bring the Bone," by Sandy Gaye (1969).
"She's A Rainbow," by The Rolling Stones (1967).
"I Gotcha," Joe Tex (1972).
"Time of the Season," by The Zombies (1968).
These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," by Nancy Sinatra (1965).
"Five to One," by The Doors (1968).
"Feeling Good," by Nina Simone (1965).
"Fire," by the Ohio Players (1974).
"Whole Lotta Love," by Ike & Tina Turner (1975). Cover of a 1969 Led Zeppelin song.
"The Wild One," by Suzi Quatro (1974).
"Hush," by Deep Purple (1968). Cover of a 1967 Billy Joe Royal song.
"Livin' Thing," by the Electric Light Orchestra (1976).
"Stone Cold Crazy," Queen (1974).
"Car Wash," by Rose Royce (1976). The famous disco tune "Boys Keep Swinging," by David Bowie (1979).
"One Way or Another," by Blondie (1978).
"I Get Ideas (When We Are Dancing)," by Tony Martin (1951).
"Should I Stay or Should I Go," by The Clash (1981).
"You're Such A Good Looking Woman," by Joe Dolan (1970). Original cover of The Stooges' 1969 proto-punk hit.
"Smile," by Judy Garland (1963).
"Nightmares," by The J. Geils Band (1974) "Gettin' Out," The J. Geils Band (1974).
"Eternelle," by Brigitte Fontaine (1968).
"Call Me Cruella," by Florence + the Machine (2021).
"I Wanna Be Your Dog," by John McCrea.
"Cruella de Vil," by Mel Leven (1961). In a post-credits scene, Disney pays tribute to the original 101 Dalmatians.
"The Wizard," by Black Sabbath (1970).
"Sympathy for the Devil," by The Rolling Stones (1968).