Today we are mixing:
- The Painting: “Elisa Bonaparte with her daughter Napoleona Baciocchi” (1810) by François Gérard
- The Soundtrack: “Queen Clara” by James Newton Howard (“The Nutcracker and the four realms” Soundtrack)
About the Painting
François Pascal Simon Gérard (4 May 1770 – 11 January 1837), titled as Baron Gérard in 1809, was a prominent French painter. He was born in Rome, where his father occupied a post in the house of the French ambassador, and his mother was Italian. After he was made a baron of the Empire in 1809 by Emperor Napoleon, he was known formally as Baron Gérard.
About the Soundtrack
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasyadventure film directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston based on a screenplay by Ashleigh Powell. It is a retelling of E. T. A. Hoffmann‘s short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Marius Petipa‘s and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s The Nutcracker, about a young girl who is gifted a locked egg from her deceased mother and sets out in a magical land to retrieve the key. The film stars Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman.
James Newton Howard (born June 9, 1951) is an American composer, conductor, and music producer. He has scored over 100 films and is the recipient of a Grammy Award, Emmy Award, and eight Academy Award nominations. His film scores include Pretty Woman (1990), Grand Canyon (1991), The Fugitive (1993), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Dinosaur (2000), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Treasure Planet (2002), King Kong (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Blood Diamond (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Hunger Games series (2012–2015) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018). He has collaborated with directors M. Night Shyamalan, having scored nine of his films since The Sixth Sense; Christopher Nolan, having collaborated with Hans Zimmer on The Dark Knight Trilogy, excluding The Dark Knight Rises; Peter Jackson, composing the score for his 2005 remake of King Kong; and Francis Lawrence, having scored all of his films since I Am Legend.