The upcoming Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix is only eight days away from hitting the big screen in Canada and the United States - and we're starting to learn more information about the highly anticipated movie.
Music is always a key factor for any blockbuster film, and director Todd Phillips turned to some of the most notable artists for Joker. Laura Stavropoulos of UDiscoverMusic.com writes that "critics have also taken note of the film’s prominent musical cues."
The soundtrack includes music from one of Canada's legendary bands, The Guess Who, plus Cream and a couple of Frank Sinatra's greatest hits.
Per Stavropoulos, Laughing by The Guess Who was featured in the film - which obviously fits the tone and mood of the Clown Prince of Crime. Cream's White Room hit was also used. And finally, two of Sinatra's biggest hits - That's Life and Send in the Clowns - were also featured.
The soundtrack will certainly appeal to the folks who grew up anywhere from the mid-50s to the late '70s. Sinatra became one of the most influential singers and actors of the '50s. Following the the release of his album, In The Wee Small Hours, Sinatra built up his iconic status even more - and he never looked back.
White Room - perhaps Cream's most beloved and well-known song - was released in 1968 - finishing 81st on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
Laughing was released in 1969 by The Guess Who, and it was featured on their Canned Wheat Album. It topped the Canadian Singles Chart and peaked at No. 10 in the United States.
The Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan Batman films had their own soundtracks created. But Phillips is taking a different direction by playing some of the most historically popular songs of all-time. And based on the early review from film critics, Phillips' decisions with the Joker soundtrack has paid off nicely.