“Frank Sinatra or the American Golden Age”, a documentary that covers the life and work of the American singer, one of the most important stars in the world of modern music and entertainment, can be seen on Thursday, December 21 at 9 p.m. the Film&Arts screen. Directed by French director Michel Viotte, the film travels to the mid-20th century to portray those boom times for cinema, television, theaters and shows that dominated urban scenes. Through film archives, photographs of old posters and musical excerpts and interviews with different figures and colleagues and friends of Sinatra, the 50-minute documentary addresses the trajectory of “The Voice” from its beginnings in adolescence, when in the mid-1930s He was a member of the Hoboken Four.
Already in the 40s, he began to venture into his solo career and, after some twists and turns, by the beginning of the 50s he positioned himself, thanks to his unmistakable interpretation of classic pop songs, swing and jazz standards, as one of the greatest and most acclaimed artists of a generation characterized by Hollywood luxury and glamour. That golden era, full of hits like “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Strangers in the Night” or “The Way You Look Tonight”, is the one that focuses on a documentary that also records the impact that the enormous popularity of his figure had in the American cultural industry and internationally. In addition to his place in music, Sinatra also had a notable time in cinema, with roles in films such as “The Man with the Golden Arm” (1953), “You Will Not Be a Stranger” (1955) or “The Ambassador of Fear” (1962), and even with several nominations and even an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in “From Here to Eternity” (1953).
Performer of other famous songs such as “Somethin’ Stupid”; “New York, New York” and “My Way”, Sinatra and his story also invite us to discover both his darkest sides and the hidden side of the entertainment environment in a United States in which his traces from New York and Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe
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