4.29 – SING STREET (2016) & Creativity

This week we discuss the 2016 musical-comedy-drama-fantasy (who knows?) SING STREET. After some reviews, we talk about the ways in which this is a musical, the use of emotion on film, and how this is a creatively structured film about creative structure (this may or may not make sense). Oh, and how this is a love story, but the female lead isn’t even in the top 3 romantic protagonists.

Next Time
The last film of our high school miniseries is the 2019 film BOOKSMART.

Recent Media
SPACE FORCE (2020): Greg Daniels, Steve Carell, John Malkovich
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (2015): Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Recommendations
DEXTER (2006–13): Jeff Lindsay, James Manos Jr., Michael C. Hall
SON OF RAMBOW (2007): Garth Jennings, Bill Milner, Will Poulter
FREE FIRE (2016): Ben Wheatley, Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer
SCHOOL OF ROCK (2003): Richard Linklater, Jack Black, Joan Cusack

Footnotes
Firstly, this is a good review of the film: https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-reviews/sing-street-125992.
Here’s the interview with John Carney that Rob mentions, in which he has something to say about the ending of the film: https://www.theverge.com/2016/4/21/11477490/sing-street-john-carney-interview-once-begin-again.
In discussing musicals, we talk about jukebox musicals; this is a good list: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/best-jukebox-musicals/amp.
As is this, about different sorts of musical: https://www.musicalstages.co.uk/different-types-musical.
Finally, in a reminder of this week’s pretentious note (to be expected from Sam!), here’s the wiki entry for the playwright J.M. Synge: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Millington_Synge.