Alexander Rudd takes audiences back to 1950’s London
- February 27, 2020
- William Lewis
Every film fan knows the importance that music brings to a movie. What would happen without Judy Garland’s “Somewhere in the Rain” Wizard of Oz? Do you still live on the edge of your seat without these two celebrated notes in your pocket? Would you still feel like moving into a galaxy far, far away without the legendary score of Star Wars? Do kids around the world demand to be dressed as Elsa in Halloween every year if not let go for the iconic one now? In a movie, the music tells the story and is just so beloved by your favorite characters and Alexander Road in the UK knows it well.
Rudd is a multi-award winning composer, conductor, songwriter, and producer, but more importantly, he has an unparalleled passion for his work. He initially trained as a classical composer and began his musical career as a jazz pianist and singer while studying in London. He was always interested in working in different musical genres and wanted to find away. Composing was the answer, and now he has composed music to write and produce pop music, as well as movies, TVs, theaters and video games.
“I’ve worked very hard and been very fortunate, and now I have found a way to do what I love as a career. This past year I worked for film and television. Compiled and played by music, I have also collaborated with Alex James from rock band Bloor on the Classical / Rock Crossover, which led to the Alex James Orchestra in front of 20,000 people at The Big Festival. With the opera house ballet dancers, between writing and producing pop songs, “says Rod.
Rudd successfully decorated his stories with his famous work on film music, where he won four awards at famous international film festivals, such as the “Texas Renegade” best soundtrack/score at the Austin Revolution Film Festival. Awards, original scores at the Horror House Film Festival, best score at the Sun City Horror Festival 2017, and Best Luncheon at Tuscarus (music). His work on the film was also nominated for Best Score at Film Quest 2017. On top of that, his original song, “The Spotlight Calls,” in the Clot horror movie The Gloves Act II, was Rudd’s career, which only he can dream about. The highlight of his career came when he participated in the film, Stan and Ollie, nominated for a Golden Globe.
Stan and Ollie tell the true story of Hollywood’s biggest comedy double act, L’Oreal and Hardy. Oscar-nominated nominees Steve Coogan and John C. Riley have a heartwarming story of the fateful farewell tour of Stan and Ollie’s pair as irrelevant movie icons. Behind their golden age, the pair travel to various hall tours in the UK and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a complicated schedule, and the collaboration of their wives, Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Aida (Nina Arianda) – who is a strong double act on their own – are able to perform as well as the couple. Also, because they reserve their place in the hearts of their favorite people. John C. Riley, best known for his long and inspirational career in Hollywood, is both a comedian and dramatic actor (nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Best Actor in a 2003 hit Chicago) Best in Musical or Comedy. Nominated for actor 2019 Golden Globes for Oliver Hardy Photography at Stan & Ollie
“It is important to remember the work of Laurel and Hardy, especially since they have influenced so many comedians and actors today. I believe because this film has been such a critical success that it has brought a whole new generation. To discover their magical films.
Rudd’s song “Waiting for Happiness” was synchronized with the movie. The song was from his album “Stay Away With The Stars” which he produced and co-wrote with songwriter Don Blake. Rod was keen to work with Blake, always a big fan of his work, most notably the song “Born Free” which he wrote with John Berry, and “Ben” which he wrote for Michael Jackson. Was written
“What a joy to write a song with Alex. Her lyrics are fresh, original and she will never leave you. She is a great talent who is equally at home writing for Lady Gaga or Tony Bennett. “I can’t wait to revisit the piano with him,” said Dan Black OBE, an Academy Award-winning songwriter.
Rod and Blake discovered the combined spirit of Rogers and Hart, Cole Porter and Bacharach / David’s great American songs, and so decided to make an album of songs that were a tribute to their heroes. He decided to record the songs at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios because he wanted to hear the same sound as the other classic records made there. He worked with some of the world’s finest musicians, including the English Session Orchestra, led by singers, Micah Paris, Polly Gibbons, and Med Carlin. Because they had so many musicians,
“Being a big fan of Preston, England and the Beatles, it was a dream that was recorded in Studio 2, home to many Beatles songs,” says Rod.
Rudd’s album has a number of beloved songs, but “Waiting for Happiness” is his favorite. Presented by Polly Gibbons, the song has been retained and paused, with its rich tone and unique voice bringing the audience back to the 1950s London-style sound. That’s what Stan and Ollie’s filmmakers were looking for, this is where the movie is made. After that, Rudd provided a separate audio stream for the song, which meant that the track could be manipulated in the film and could not go into the dialogue.
Stan and Ollie is a critically acclaimed film, with a series of Rotten Tomatoes, awards, and nominations, and it has surpassed its $ 10 million budget at the box office. Rudd’s song makes the audience feel that they can really move from their theater seats at different times, and is helpful in telling the beautiful story presented in the film.
“It feels great that Stan and Ollie showcased” Happily I Waited “because this project was such a love. This album was the first large-scale album where I not only wrote all the songs. But I also produced the album and conducted the orchestra, which was amazingly justified given that the song was featured in the movie and one day it was heard on BBC Radio 2. It was a moment of my career. It felt like, it reminded me that I’m here, I’m in the right place, I’m doing good and I’ll keep going, “he said.