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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

Released: July 26, 2013

Credits

  • Woody Allen director

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Blue Jasmine
Madison Gate Records

Released: September 3, 2013

Format: Digital (67 min)

Compilation Albums


Song Credits

"Back O'Town Blues"
Composed by Louis Armstrong & Luis Carl Russell
Performed by Louis Armstrong And The All Stars
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


"Speakeasy Blues"
Composed by Clarence Williams & Joseph Oliver
Performed by King Oliver
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


"Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me"
Composed by Carey Morgan, Arthur M. Swanstrom & Charles R. McCarron
Performed by Jimmie Noone
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


"A Good Man Is Hard To Find"
Composed by Eddie Green
Performed by Lizzie Miles & Sharkey's Kings of Dixieland
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music


"Blue Moon"
Composed by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
Performed by Conal Fowkes
Courtesy of Gravier Productions, Inc.


"Aunt Hagar's Blues"
Composed by W.C. Handy
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of Legacy Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing


"House Party"
Composed by Mezz Mezzrow & Sidney Bechet
Performed by Mezzrow-Bechet Septet
Courtesy of Storyville Records
Under license from Music Sales Corporation


"Great White Way"
Composed & Performed by Julius Block
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music


"The Vision"
Composed & Performed by DJ Aljaro
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music


"Ipanema Breeze"
Composed & Performed by Paul Abler
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music


"Yacht Club"
Composed & Performed by Julius Block
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music


"Out on the Town"
Composed & Performed by Kully B, Gussy G & Bilkhu
Courtesy of Extreme Music


"Human Static"
Composed & Performed by Bob Bradley, Matt Sanchez & Gavin McGrath
Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.


"Average Joe"
Composed by Stephen Emil Dudas
Courtesy of Extreme Music


"Miami Sunset Bar"
Composed & Performed by Mireya Medina & Raul Medina
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music


"Welcome to the Night"
Composed by Andrew Bojanic, Wendy Page & James Fenton Marr
Courtesy of Extreme Music


"Love Theme"
Composed & Performed by David Chesky
Courtesy of Manhattan Production Music


"My Baby Sends Me" aka "My Daddy Rocks Me (Part 1)"
Composed by J. Berni Barbour
Performed by Trixie Smith
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


"West End Blues"
Composed by Clarence Williams & Joseph Oliver
Performed by King Oliver
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises


Black Snake Swing" aka "Black Snake Blues"
Composed by Victoria Spivey
Performed by King Oliver
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Movie Review: Blue Jasmine

by Sean Saulsbury
on September 14th, 2013
[1 / 5] printable

Wood Allen has been a roll these past few summers. Midnight in Paris was one of the best movies of 2011, and last year's To Rome With Love, while uneven, had several laugh out loud moments. On this basis alone I wanted to see Blue Jasmine, expecting some more quirky Woody Allen comedic charm.

Unfortunately, when it comes to threes, the third time is not a charm, instead illustrating that three's a crowd. The problem is more than just that Cate Blanchett as Jasmine is unlikable – she is also irredeemable. You don't want to root for her, for good or bad, and you will find yourself wishing that all the other characters in the movie just kick her out of their lives so it will all be over with and we can all leave the theater.

Stand up comedians Andrew Dice Clay and Luis C.K. play substantial roles and, acting-wise, they work. In fact, most of the performances are good, though bit actor Max Casella steals the only scene he appears in. His performance is reminiscent of the late Bruno Kirby (When Harry Met Sally...), and I hope he gets more opportunities to display his comedic talent. But one stand out performance in one good scene does not a movie make. Skip Blue Jasmine.

The movie's framing mechanism, basically taking place in San Francisco with many flashbacks to New York locations, is uneven. Sometimes it is unclear whether we are in the present in San Francisco or have jumped back in time again.

If I had to name a theme, I would say it is the pathetic nature of evasion. Had the story focused on the destructive nature of evasion – and included some contrast – perhaps it could have worked. But one can only take so much of living in a pathetic person's world, and Blue Jasmine is injected with lethal overdose of the pathetic.

This movie was screened at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood (full ticket price paid).



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