- Oct 19, 2008
I really love it how she has always reinvented herself - even after more than 25 years of career, she still doesn't get boring!
And I've been listening to Hard Candy a lot recently. At first it took me a while to get into this album, but now I really appreciate it.
MADONNA’s Directorial Feature Debut
Last night, I had the pleasure to attend a screening of W.E. Madonna’s directorial feature debut. The film tells two parallel love stories seperated by almost 6 decades. Most notably the story of American born Wallis Simpson who would later become the Duchess of Windsor after her lover King Edward VIII would step down from his short lived run as Kind of England in order to marry and live out the romance of a century with the woman he loved. Wallis Simpson has been portrayed as one of the most vilified characters in England’s history. However, W.E. tells the story from Wallis’s point of view for the first time.
Madonna, who does not appear in the film, exceeded my expectations with this romantic, tender and intimate story. The cinematography was breathtaking at moments and the casting was fantastic. Still, I had little need for the parallel modern day story of the main character, Wally Winthrop, who finds herself suddenly connected to Wallis and her love story. I felt Madonna’s portrayal of the Duchess was so artfully done that the added modern story line only complicated and mutled a thrilling tale told for the first time.
The music was beautiful although there were blatant references to the Wong Kar Wai formula so beautifully executed in In the Mood for Love.
All said and done, I sat entirely engaged for the entire 2 hour film … so there you have it.
“The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Waldorf Astoria, Suite 28A, New York” Photographed by Richard Avedon on April 16th 1957
I really have to say that Madonna is my second favourite artist of all time (after Michael, of course). I really love it how she has always reinvented herself - even after more than 25 years of career, she still doesn't get boring!
My favourite song is Miles Away.
Have you heard this Remember The Time - Miles Away Mash-up before?
Glad someone here enjoys Hard Candy! A lot, and I mean a lot of Madonna fans don't like it. I love it. To me its a throw back to her first album!
Anyway, can't wait for W.E!! I love her!!!
Did Madonna really get her beauty mark removed?? I totally forgot she even had one!!!
Look at these pics of Madonna & Tupac
Travis;3414007 said:Many Madonna fans didn't like it
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Events: Simply Madonna in Macau
The Simply Madonna exhibition is set to open in Macau. From Thursday 23 June to Sunday 24 July an exclusive collection of Madonnabilia will be on display at City of Dreams.
The 50 exhibits, including many of the pop diva’s most iconic stage costumes, accessories and other personal items, will trace the glittering career of the most celebrated entertainer of our time.
http://www.examiner.com/pop-music-i...im-steinman-collaboration?fb_comment=34552216Radio programmers talk about Madonna and Jim Steinman collaboration
June 20, 2011 1:10 pm CT
Chicago Pop Music Examiner
At the gathering of program director’s meeting in Chicago this weekend, the hot topic was Madonna. My June 9th column was the very first to reveal that The Weinstein Company picked up distribution rights to Madonna’s eagerly anticipated film W.E. I have a lot more information on that, but will keep quiet for now. After all, Madonna is primarily a recording artist, right?
The big talk at the meeting was Madonna’s upcoming album and the possibility of Jim Steinman (hello, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, and Celine Dion) as a collaborator. Apparently, Madonna wrote some songs with melody ideas and sent them to Mr. Steinman, who was very impressed. Madonna, despite what some say, does write her own lyrics and melodies, but relies on producers to come up with the music.
Some of the program directors thought the idea was interesting, while others thought that Jim Steinman would be cheapening himself. Even if Mr. Steinman doesn’t come through, one of the definite collaborators for Madonna’s next album is going to be Joe Henry, who co-wrote two of Madonna’s most loved songs: “Don’t Tell Me” and “Jump.”
Are you looking forward to Madonna’s new album? What collaborators do you want her to work with?
Madonna Comic Book Coming Out In August
Posted 6/23/11 3:24 pm ET by MTV Geek in Comic Books, Music
Pop star legends Madonna is set to join fellow icons such as Lady Gaga and Britney Spears with her own comic book. Hitting stands in August from Bluewater Productions, “Female Force: Madonna” traces the Material Girl's career from her 1980s debut to her many personal reinventions. Take a look at the cover for “Female Force: Madonna” below, and then read on for more details!
Official Press Release:
MADONNA COMIC BOOK IS SET TO HIT SHELVES THIS AUGUST
Bluewater is pleased to announce a special comic book project featuring one of the most accomplished and well-known figures in the history of American pop culture, Madonna.
“Female Force: Madonna” will be released in August 2011 and have a cover price of $3.99. The bio on the pop icon's life will be written by CW Cooke and drawn by Michael Johnson.
Madonna is arguably the most influential figure in the history of American music. This comic book will focus on her humble beginnings and the incredible events that led to her eventually becoming one of the few people in the world recognized by only their first name! Though she has paved the way for many female pop stars that came after her, from Britney Spears to Lady Gaga to Beyonce she is unique in that while many are compared to her, she is never compared to anyone else. There is still only one Madonna and even today, in her fifties, she remains culturally relevant. This comic book shows the influences on her music and style that in turn have influenced every pop star who aspires to not only make songs that people will always remember, but have an impact on society.
The “Female Force” comic series offers a broad examination of strong and influential women who are shaping modern history and culture. In past issues, the monthly series has featured, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, JK Rowling, Ellen Degeneres, Sarah Palin and others.
Bluewater's Vice President Jason Schultz said, “Our goal is to show the little-known events and influences that resulted in Madonna becoming the phenomenon she remains to this day, more than a quarter-century after she burst upon the scene. A visual medium provides perspective that is not only accessible but more relatable to the average person without losing any of the information involved”.
This 32-page comic book will be chronicling this saga, “Female Force: Madonna ” will explore all sides of this inimitable talent, from her live performances, ever-changing musical tastes, to her being a leader in fashion and her charity work, Madonna has made positive contributions to her fans' lives and society at large and how, despite numerous controversies she remains beloved by more fans than ever. Through it all, she always remained true to herself and appeared to be genuine. What you see is what you get with her. That - and her remarkable talent is what has made her an enduring legend. Madonna is quite simply one of the most powerful women in the history of entertainment.
"Most pop stars owe everything to this woman. It's amazing all of the things that she's done in her lifetime, and I have a feeling that this is still only the beginning", says Cooke, who said he had fun scripting the Material Girl's life story.
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It's official.. Madonna's 1st day in the recording studio for the new album... Very exciting.. Happy 4th of july...
4 hours ago via web
@kylieminogue thanks for the love -M
2 hours ago via web
http://www.madonnarama.com/posts-en...tudio-new-producer-name-exclusively-revealed/Madonna in the Recording Studio – New Producer Exclusively Revealed!
While Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary tweeted a few minutes ago, about Madonna being on the recording studio…
“It’s official.. Madonna’s 1st day in the recording studio for the new album… Very exciting.. Happy 4th of july…”
Madonnarama.com can exclusively reveal that French electronic music DJ and producer from Paris, Martin Solveig is involved in the project.
He’s currently in London producing some of the tracks on Madonna’s forthcoming album as he tweeted this afternoon…
“London – Production session today”
with the following picture attached:
While many websites will reproduce this news, remember you read it first at Madonnarama.com!
Madonna leaving a recording studio.
In addition to the rumors that she is working with Jim Steinman, the French composer Sandy Vee was seen with her.