Filmes e músicas que influenciaram Frank Ocean

24 AGOSTO, 2016 -

Após o lançamento do seu novo álbum “Blond”, Frank Ocean revelou na revista “Boy’s Don’t Cry”, anexa ao álbum e produzida pelo músico, uma lista dos seus filmes e dos seus registos musicais prediletos. Entre eles, destacam-se alguns realizados por Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky, Francis Ford Coppola, Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese ou Ingmar Bergman. Todo este conjunto permitiu que o norte-americano se inspirasse na construção das suas letras.

ATL
Un Chien Andalou
Blue Velvet
Barry Lyndon
Battleship Potemkin
Eraserhead
Chungking Express
Raging Bull
The Conformist
Bicycle Thieves
Taxi Driver
A Clockwork Orange
Mean Streets
Gods of the Plague
Persona
Mulholland Dr.
Happy Together
Fallen Angels
Apocalypse Now
The Last Laugh
Pi
Full Metal Jacket
No Country For Old Men
Wild at Heart
Memento
Metropolis
Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
Miller’s Crossing
The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie
Blood Simple
Rashomon
Orpheus
L.A. Confidential
Reservoir Dogs
Eastern Promise
2001: A Space Odyssey
Battle Royale
The Passion of Anna
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
Oldboy (2003)
Django Unchained
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Godfather
M
Scarface (1932)
Scarface (1983)
Blade Runner
Citizen Kane
On The Waterfront
Annie Hall
Psycho
Dr. Strangelove
The French Connection
The Deer Hunter
Wild Strawberries
Fargo
The Sacrifice
El Topo
Holy Mountain
The Shining
Pulp Fiction
Fitzarraldo
American Beauty
Solaris (1972)
True Romance
Elephant Man
Seven Samurai
Woyzeck
Jackie Brown
Aguirre, the Wrath Of God
Paris, Texas
Devil in a Blue Dress
Inglorious Basterds
Serpico
Alien
Ed Wood
Hard Eight
The Seventh Seal
Sonatine
Paths Of Glory
There Will Be Blood
Spartacus
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Fight Club
Brazil
Throne of Blood
The Master
Dog Day Afternoon
Rosemary’s Baby
Phantom of The Paradise
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome
Malcolm X
Scorpio Rising
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Puce Moment
Nosferatu (1922)
Basquiat
The King of Comedy

Sobre alguns destes, Frank Ocean deixa influências evidentes nas próprias letras que desenvolve, expondo essas referências na sua música:

“I’m feeling like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit
Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on moving”

“Novacane”, com referência a Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

“Twin peaking, highs and lows
We shaded off, they know”

“Rushes”, com referência a Twin Peaks (1990-91)

“That my little cousin, he got a little trade
His girl keep the scales, a little mermaid”

“Nikes”, com referência a The Little Mermaid (1989)

“Hand me a towel I’m dirty dancing by myself
Gone off tabs of that acid
Form me a circle, watch my jagger
Might lose my jacket and hit a solo”

“Solo”, com referência a Dirty Dancing (1987)

“If I feel like a Ghost, no Swayze
Ever since I lost my baby”

“Swim Good”, com referência a Ghost (1990)

“Boyz in the hood’ll give me updates like they know the weather
If you ain’t in the streets you can’t see the sky on my hair”

“Slide on Me”, com referência a Boyz N The Hood (1991)

“Forrest Gump you run my mind, boy
Running on my mind boy
Forrest Gump”

“Forrest Gump”, com referência ao filme homónimo de 1994.

De seguida, apresenta-se a lista de canções que influiu e inspirou Frank Ocean no seu trabalho lírico e discográfico:

“Crosstown Traffic” – Jimi Hendrix
“How Insensitive” – Frank Sinatra
“Scarborough Fair” – Simon & Garfunkel
“Alina” – Arvo Part
“I Feel Love” – Donna Summer
“To The Last Whale” – Crosby & Nash
“Prints Tie” – Bobby Hutcherson
“Jardim Dos Deuses” – Joyce Moreno
“Fade Into You” – Mazzy Star
“No More Shall We Part” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“I Never Learnt To Share” – James Blake
“One Mo Gin” – D’Angelo
“The Last One To Be Loved” – Gabor Szabo
“Shadows” – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
“Images Live In 1964″ – Nina Simone
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack
“It’s Gonna Rain” – Steve Reich
“Stardust” – Willie Nelson
“Nós e o mar” – Tamba Trio
“$” – D.R.A.M.
“When I Die” – GoldLink
“The Man-Machine” – Kraftwerk
“Asiko” – Tony Allen
“Earth Bound Hearts” – John Mclaughlin feat. John Surman
“Simply Beautiful” – Al Green
“Mr. Bojangles” – Nina Simone
“Flamingo” – Todd Rundgren
“The Medley Of Praise” – Daryl Coley
“Claire De Lune” – Isao Tomita
“Calls” – Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott
“Your Smile” – Chaka Khan and Rufus
“Bitch Please” – Death Grips
“Anthrax” – Gang Of Four
“I Am The Walrus” – The Beatles
“Jesus Children Of America” – Stevie Wonder
“Garden Of Linmiri” – Caustic Window
“Home (YouTube Rip)” – Kim Burrell
“Vibrate” – OutKast
“12 Aisatsana” – Aphex Twin
“Mis” – Alex G
“Right Down The Line” – Gerry Rafferty
“Anytime” – Ray J
“Jesus” – Curtis Mayfield
“Something About Us” – Daft Punk
“Your Daddy Loves You” – Gil Scott Heron
“Portrait Of Tracy” – Jaco Pastorius
“Rusholme Ruffians” – The Smiths
“When U Were Mine” – Prince
“Road To Nowhere” – Talking Heads
“Boys Don’t Cry” – The Cure

(Nesta playlist, estão omissas as músicas de Caustic Window, de Kim Burrell, de Jaco Pistorius e de Prince).

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