A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) IS AT A CROSSROADS. GUITAR IN TOW, HUDDLED AGAINST THE UNFORGIVING NEW YORK WINTER, HE IS STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT AS A MUSICIAN AGAINST SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLES—SOME OF THEM OF HIS OWN MAKING. LIVING AT THE MERCY OF BOTH FRIENDS AND STRANGERS, SCARING UP WHAT WORK HE CAN FIND, LLEWYN’S MISADVENTURES TAKE HIM FROM THE BASKETHOUSES OF THE VILLAGE TO AN EMPTY CHICAGO CLUB—ON AN ODYSSEY TO AUDITION FOR A MUSIC MOGUL—AND BACK AGAIN.
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But the remarkable thing, since this is a music blog, is the soundtrack of the film. We find Marcus Mumford, member of Mumford & Sons, who is actually one of the star’s husband, Carey Mulligan, singing one of the songs. Marcus sings Fare Thee Well (song here) alongside Oscar Isaac.
These are the rest of the tracks we can find in the CD.
I haven’t seen the film yet (hopefully next week) but I bet it’s gonna be musically delightful. Don’t miss it.
IMBD. Film file.
Inside Llewyn Davis official website.