Soundtrack Songs

Following on from his earlier article about the best use of songs sung by characters in non-musicals, Jonathan Tonge writes about the best songs written for or used in movies. What do you think of his top 5 picks?

Volkswagen – Nazi People’s Car to 60s Hippie Icon

The cutesy Volkswagen Beetle, star of movies like Herbie Goes Bananas, started life as the perfect car for the subjects of Hitler’s Third Reich. I looked at the story of how it was reclaimed from the Nazis to become a symbol of counterculture and ubiquity.

Ella Greenwood – Bloom’s Interview with a young British filmmaker

Recently, Bloom had a fantastic opportunity to interview the amazing British filmmaker Ella Greenwood. At just 19, her short Faulty Roots is currently in development as a feature film. We spoke to her to discuss her journey from acting to making the films!

International Women’s Day – In Celebration of Emily Hobhouse

As part of our series honouring International Women’s Day we thought it prescient to bring attention to the British welfare campaigner Emily Hobhouse. Throughout her life, Hobhouse was committed to combatting injustice and wasn’t afraid to bring public attention to the failures of a mighty British imperial government at the turn of the 20th century.

International Mental Health Day: How to cope when someone close to you is struggling

Helping someone who is struggling can be difficult and takes a toll when you feel there’s nobody to talk to about it. Here are some steps you can take to boost your own mental health in that situation.