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Academy Award® Nominated ~ Achievement in Music (Original Song)

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‘Almost There’
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

The Princess and the Frog

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‘Down in New Orleans’
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

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‘Take It’
Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston

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‘The Weary Kind’
Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

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Academy Award® Nominated: Paris 36

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A man is charged with murder. He is Pigoil, the aging stage manager at Chansonia, a music hall in a Paris faubourg. His confession is a long flashback to New Year’s Eve, 1935, when he discovers his wife is unfaithful and Galapiat, the local mobster, closes the music hall. Over the next few months, Pigoil loses custody of his beloved son, Jo-Jo, and must find work. Pigoil and his pals take over the Chansonia as a co-op; Galapiat is momentarily benign. Their star is the young Douce, a girl from near Lille for whom Galapiat lusts. She in turn falls in love with Milou, a local Red. There are ups and downs, but mostly ups – but what about Jo-Jo and what about the murder?

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The cast includes: Gérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, Nora Arnezeder, Pierre Richard, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Maxence Perrin, François Morel, and Élisabeth Vitali

Reviews

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“Nora Arnezeder reminds me of movie stars of the thirties : beautiful, charming, she can sing, dance, act… Star quality ! As for the film itself, the story is rather simple, which I come to realize, is often what makes it good. It’s not so much what the story is about but rather how you tell it. And in that case, you get to laugh, cry, you care about that Pigoil who looses his job, his wife and even his son and who doesn’t loose hope, about Milou and Douce’s love story. You’ll love the great new songs, the homage to Busby Berkeley, Jacky’s lousy jokes (a reprise of Kad’s own TV skit) and secondary characters played by first-rate comedians like François Morel and the great Pierre Richard. What’s not to like?”

Did You Know?

Faubourg is French for “the district.” The film focuses on the lives of residents of an unnamed district in Paris.

The old man, Monsieur TSF, who stays in his apartment listening to jazz on his radio, is named after TSF Radio du Jazz, a popular French radio station that has broadcast jazz music since the 1930s.

One Nomination

Best in Music (Original Song)

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44-D’s Twenty-Five Days of Christmas Music Videos (Dec 6th)

The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody) Performed by Luther Vandross

This Is Christmas is a Christmas album (eleventh overall) by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in October 1995 (see 1995 in music). Sony Music Special Products reissued the album on January 15, 2002 as Home for Christmas with an altered order of tracks.



Lyrics

Girl, come on over here and get under this mistletoe with me
I’m not getting under that mistletoe with you anymore
Why not?
‘Cause you don’t know how to act when you get under there
What are you talking about?
You know what I’m talking about
What?

The last time I got under that thing with you
What happened?
The last time I got under there with you, I had twins
Ooh, tell it all

I sure like to party, deep into the night
I sure love the music, it sounds so nice
But was it my imagination
When I heard the song I heard
The DJ played this one jam
That makes you wanna kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to party all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

Glad I got big feet
‘Cause they’re so good for dancing
Glad you got big legs
‘Cause they’re so good when we’re romancing

You still got the flavor
And I’m hungry for your love
So I’m gonna play this one jam
That’ll make you wanna kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to party all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to do it all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

Jam, jam, jam
Everybody kiss somebody
The mistletoe jam
Everybody kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to party all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to do it all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to party all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

This is the mistletoe jam
I like to do it all night
And dance to the mistletoe jam
(The mistletoe jam)
Everybody kiss somebody

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44-D’s Twenty-five Days of Christmas Music Videos (Dec 2nd)

The Christmas Song Performed by Christina Aguilera

The Christmas Song” (1944), commonly referred to as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire“ or “Merry Christmas to You”, is a classic Christmas song, written by vocalist Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. According to Tormé, the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to “stay cool by thinking cool,” the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born.

I saw a spiral pad on his piano with four lines written in pencil,” Tormé recalled. “They started, ‘Chestnuts roasting … Jack Frost nipping … Yuletide carols … Folks dressed up like Eskimos.’ Bob (Wells, co-writer) didn’t think he was writing a song lyric. He said he thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could cool off. Forty minutes later that song was written. I wrote all the music and some of the lyrics.

Lyrics

Ooh, hmm, oh yeah
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Will help to make the season bright
And tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight, night

They know that Santa’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two, ooh yeah
Though its been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you, ooh oh yeah, ooh oh yeah

They know that Santa’s on his way, he’s on his way
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is going to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two, yeah oh
Although its been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas, yeah
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah ooh
Oh yeah to you
(Hum, hum, hum…)
Merry Christmas…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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