don’t worry darling is a 2022 American psychological thriller film directed by Olivia Wilde with a screenplay by Katie Silberman. The 1950s sci-fi thriller, released in the United States on September 23, 2022 by Warner Bros. Pictures, features an intriguing, period-appropriate, alluring soundtrack crafted by an astronomical roaster of talented musicians, including artists such as Ray Charles, Little Willie John, Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Ella Fitzgerald, The Chords, and more. .
don’t worry darling is based on a story by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke and Silberman, featuring an ensemble cast including Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, KiKi Layne and Nick Kroll. It premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 5, 2022, and received mixed reviews; critics praised Pugh’s brilliant performance, stellar cinematography, and production design, but criticized the writing and directing.
As the synopsis says: “In the 1950s, Alice and Jack live in the idealized community of Victory, an experimental company town that is home to the men working on a top-secret project. While the husbands toil, the wives enjoy the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their seemingly perfect paradise. However, when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something sinister lurking below the surface, Alice can’t help but wonder exactly what she’s doing in Victory.
Watch the official trailer below:
don’t worry darlingfilmed in Los Angeles from October to February 2021, is a visual feast, offering a tour of some of the best mid-century architecture in Palm Springs, The Kaufmann Desert House, Canyon View Estates, The Stuart at Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena, Cicada Restaurant and Lounge, The Palm Springs Art Museum, La Quinta Resort & Club, and beyond.
Not only does the psychological thriller feature encapsulated exteriors, it even takes you to the site of some places you can only watch from afar in reality. Despite being shrouded in heated behind-the-scenes controversy, gossip, allegations, and all the buzz-worthy drama, along with some major content warnings, Don’t Worry Darling has garnered generally positive feedback from fans and critics. What we’re trying to say is that a truly fantastic movie idea that had the potential to become significantly impactful, if executed properly away from overshadowing, darkening drama, remains average. And that’s a shame.
Apart from that, the soundtrack of the film, curated by Bill Bernstein, successfully touches the hearts of the audience, with its magnificent orchestration, chords, dynamic percussion and lyrics that masterfully drive them away. Although it’s set perfectly in the 1950s – where the film’s plot takes place – it still has a tinge of modernism and freshness to it. It also transitions from romance to an eerie, unsettling melody that sets the mood and leaves you with goosebumps.
The soundtrack also includes an original song called “With You All The Time”, performed in the film by the main actors themselves – Harry Styles as Jack Chambers and Florence Pugh as Alice – as well as an original score composed by the Oscar-nominated director. composer John Powell. The overall track listing and background packs an emotional punch and sounds like something that will sweep your hearts almost instantly. Listen to “With You All The Time” below:
As reported by Variety, Styles apparently created the first demo of the song in just five minutes. According to him, he aimed to create “something that could be both sweet and creepy, entirely dependent on the context”. As credited to the artists’ respective characters in the film, Alice and Jack, the song is mostly instrumental, with some distorted samples of Pugh’s voice playing over creepy and eerie music played on a grand piano.
The full soundtrack is now available to stream on Spotify! Watch the complete list of songs from Don’t Worry Darling (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) below:
|The good moment||Ray Charles|
|bang bang||Dizzy Gillespie|
|where or when||Benny Goodman Threesome|
|come home baby||Mel Torme|
|Oogum Boogum Song||Brenton Woods|
|Tears on my pillow||Little Anthony and the Imperials|
|I need your love so much||Little Willie John|
|sleep walk||Santo and Johnny|
|You belong to Me||Helen Foster and the Rovers|
|someone to watch over me||Ella Fitzgerald|
|With You All The Time (from “Don’t Worry Darling”)||Alice and Jack
(Florence Pugh and Harry Styles)
The don’t worry darling (Score from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), with background music by John Powell, is available on Spotify! Check below:
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