Music Matters: An Interview with Music Supervisor Matthew Hearon-Smith- IP 135

Ever wonder how some of your favorite songs in films and TV shows are chosen? This week, Sean sits down with Music Supervisor Matthew Hearon-Smith, who has selected songs for the award winning films Tangerine and The Florida Project and also has curated the soundtracks for various television shows including Viceland’s My House. We discuss his process for finding the right song for the right moment and how he collaborates with directors and showrunners to create the mood for specific scenes.

Then, we share some of our top picks for popular songs that have been featured in films and TV programs that have been embedded in our brains ever since.

Plus, Amita gives her rating and review of Sean’s Big Sell- Fantastic Negrito’s latest album, Please Don’t Be Dead and big sells an honest and revealing interview from “The Good Place” actress Jameela Jamil about the standard of beauty that women have been held up to and how she’s trying to rise above to help women love themselves for who they are, as they are.

Links:

Matthew Hearon-Smith’s IMDb

Matthew Hearon-Smith’s Website

Matthew Hearon-Smith’s Twitter

Sense8‘s use of the song- “What’s Up?”

Blue Velvet’s use of the song – “In Dreams”

Blue Velvet’s use of the song – “Blue Velvet”

Captain Fantastic‘s use of the song- “Sweet Child o’Mine

Little Miss Sunshine‘s use of the song- “Super Freak

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Best Movie Performances of 2017 – IP 105

We have spent hours upon hours sitting in dark theaters watching some of the most talked about films of the year and are ready to share our final “Best of” list of 2017!

This year, we’re focusing on the performances that captivated us, made us laugh, cry and gave us all the feels. From Daniel Kaluuya’s portrayal as a boyfriend slowly awakening to the horrors of his girlfriend’s family in Get Out to Saoirse Ronan playing a emotional teenager in Lady Bird, to the complex relationship between Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in Logan, 2017 has gifted us with some incredible performances by some of our favorite actors and a few new faces as well.

Amita’s Favorite Performances:

  • Frances McDormand in Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri 
  • Michael Stuhlbarg in Call Me By Your Name
    • Read how Michael Stuhlbarg and Director Luca Guadagnino crafted this pivotal scene here
  • Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project
  • Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
  • Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick
  • Denzel Washington in Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Betty Gabriel in Get Out
  • Allison Janney in I, Tonya
  • Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

Sean’s Favorite Performances:

  • Patrick Stewart & Hugh Jackman in Logan
  • Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of James Baldwin in I Am Not Your Negro
  • Timothée Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name
  • Jason Mitchell in Mudbound
  • Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird
  • Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out 
  • Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water

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Best Fall Movies, Big Sell 30 – IP 97

The falling leaves, the crisp chill in the air, the smell of a distant fireplace burning – all of those signs of Fall compel us to do one thing – head into a dark theater and watch as many movies as possible!

This week we discuss four new movies we’ve seen that we want you to know all about. Hear our thoughts on Call Me By Your Name, Wonderstruck, The Florida Project and Suburbicon. Within our discussion Sean reveals why you’re not going to hear him use the ‘O’ word (Oscar) until 2018 and Amita shares why she’s planning to limit her movie trailer consumption.

Also, we have a special guest #BigSell30 from Zara Findlay-Shirras who double Big Sells us her new travel site Half Moon Guides and her podcast Totes Faves   (last year we big sold Zara’s fab instagram feed – @DanaScullyStyle ).

And Amita Big Sells Seanon a favorite new photographer, Stefan Draschan.

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