lunedì 16 ottobre 2017

The song of October: My heart will go on


Come canzone in inglese di ottobre, Margherita ha scelto il tema portante della colonna sonora del suo film preferito, "Titanic".
Come sempre, siamo partite dall'ascolto del brano con il video musicale, con e senza sottotitoli.
The song of October

My Heart Will Go On

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you,
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we're gone
Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we'll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Poi Margherita ha letto e tradotto oralmente queste informazioni sul brano, tratte da Wikipedia.en: ormai la mia ragazza padroneggia piuttosto bene la lingua, per cui questo mese l'approfondimento è più lungo del solito.


 "My Heart Will Go On" is the main theme song to James Cameron's film Titanic.
Its music was composed by James Horner, its lyrics were written by Will Jennings, and it was produced by Walter Afanasieff and Simon Franglen, recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion.
It was originally released in 1997 on Dion's album Let's Talk About Love and the Titanic soundtrack album.

Lyricist Will Jennings wrote the lyrics "from the point of view of a person of a great age looking back so many years." Director James Cameron didn’t want such a song, but Will Jennings went ahead anyway and wrote the lyrics. When Dion originally heard the song, she didn’t want to record it as she felt she was pushing her luck by singing another film theme song after Beauty and the Beast. Horner showed the piano sketch to Simon Franglen, who was working with him on electronic textures and synthesizers for the film score. Franglen, who had, himself, worked with Dion for several years on many of her major hits to date, programmed and arranged an extensive demo to take to Dion.
Tommy Mottola claims that Dion recorded the song in one take, and that demo is what was released. Mottola states that since so much money was on the line for Cameron's film that Cameron felt obligated to include a theme song to promote the movie.
Dion's manager and husband René Angélil convinced her to sing on this demo version, which she had not done for many years. Horner waited until Cameron was in an appropriate mood before presenting him with the song. After playing it several times, Cameron declared his approval, even though he worried that he might be criticized for "going commercial at the end of the movie".
The music video was directed by Bille Woodruff and released at the end of 1997.

The song received a lot of positive critics.
AllMusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote that this song "shines the most brilliantly" and marked it as a standout track. Another AllMusic reviewer, single editor Heather Phares, who rated the single 4 out 5 stars, wrote, "Indeed, her performances of it on VH1 Divas, the 1998 Academy Awards (wearing the film's 'Heart of the Ocean' pendant, no less), and on her 1997 album Let's Talk About Love have cemented 'My Heart Will Go On' as the quintessence of Dion's sweeping, romantic style." Yahoo.com described the song as an "emotional power ballad that perfectly captured [Titanic's] romantic yearning". Vulture said that it is a powerful song and has "one of the most glorious key changes in recorded music history", and that "its legacy is eclipsed only by Whitney Houston's "admittedly far superior" song "I Will Always Love You". Washington Post appreciated how the song was not just tagged on the end of the three-hour film, but has a lyrical motif that was already placed throughout the key moments of the film's love story in order to create a musical narrative.

"My Heart Will Go On" won the 1997 Academy Award for Best Original Song. It dominated the 1999 Grammy Awards, winning Record of the Year — marking the first time to be won by a Canadian —, Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. 
The song also won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Original Song – Motion Picture" in 1998 and a Japanese Gold Disc Award, for Song of the Year, as well as a Billboard Music Award for Soundtrack Single of the Year.
It has been named one of the Songs of the Century. It is one of the best-selling singles ever in the United Kingdom, selling over a million copies, the second single released by Dion to do so. This made Dion the only female artist to date to have released two million-selling singles in Britain. In December 2007, the song peaked #21 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the 90's". In April 2010, the UK radio station Magic 105.4 voted the single the "top movie song of all time" after listeners's votes. It was ranked at number 14 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs, celebrating the 100 greatest songs in American film history.

"My Heart Will Go On" became Dion's biggest hit and one of the best-selling singles of all time and was the world's best-selling single of 1998.
The romantic song went to number one all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia.
Due to the song's widespread popularity when it was released, it is considered to be Dion's signature song.  With worldwide sales estimated at 18 million copies, it became the second best selling single by a female artist in history and the eighth overall.
The song also broke the record for the then-largest radio audience ever.
Internationally, the song was phenomenally successful, spending many weeks at the top position in various countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Ireland, Australia, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom and Finland.

The song was also included in the list of Songs of the Century.
USA Today agreed that the song will be forever tied to the film Titanic. The Washington Post says it is the marriage of music and image that make both the song and film greater than the sum of their parts.
After the song had become a huge worldwide hit, many movie studios and record labels tried to duplicate the process. Although some songs became hits, they did not achieve the same success of "My Heart Will Go On".
In latter years, "My Heart Will Go On" proved not to be popular with readers of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers rated it the 7th worst song of the '90s, with the magazine writing, "Celine Dion's song and the movie have aged very poorly...Now [the song] probably just makes you cringe". Winslet stated that the song made her feel "like throwing up", due to people's tendency to start playing it when she was around: "I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!' But I don't. I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll." The Atlantic attributed the song's decline in popularity to its overexposure and added that over the years there have been many jokes that parody the song's lyrics by claiming "My Heart Will Go On" goes "on and on and on". Vulture reasoned that it has become fashionable to dislike the song because it "encapsulates most everything that once-enthusiastic moviegoers now dislike about Titanic: It's outdated, cheesy, and overly dramatic". Maxim deemed it "the second most tragic event ever to result from that fabled ocean liner".
The Atlantic noted that its popularity didn't stem from being played at events such as high school proms, weddings, and funerals, but by being indelibly placed into pop culture through numerous plays on the radio station, speakers, and passing cars.
Reportedly, the song was playing when cruise liner Costa Concordia crashed into rocks and sank.
Dion performed the song to honor the 20th Anniversary of the film at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on 21 May 2017. 
Dion said retrospectively "My Heart Will Go On gave me the opportunity to be associated with a classic that will live forever".


Margherita ha poi realizzato questo dipinto  della più celebre immagine di Jack e Rose, colorando il disegno con acquerelli e matite acquerellabili.
Essendo le tinte molto tenui, la foto non rene i suoi colori, una via di mezzo tra questi due.

C'è anche Lyricstraining, per giocare con il testo.

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