Soundtracking with Edith Bowman
Episode 143: The Return Of Guy Ritchie & The Music Of Aladdin
It's a welcome return for Guy Ritchie (https://audioboom.com/posts/5958794-episode-42-guy-ritchie-on-the-music-of-king-arthur-snatch-the-man-from-u-n-c-l-e) to Soundtracking, Edith's weekly film music podcast. And it's also a welcome return for Aladdin, making his first big screen appearance since 1992 in Guy's live action remake of DIsney's animated classic.
In this visually stunning reboot, Will Smith is charged with filling Robin Williams's considerable boots as Genie, with Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott playing Aladdin and Jasmin respectively.
As with the animation, this latest incarnation is scored by Alan Menken, who won an Oscar and Golden Globe for the original. And in addition to a new number called Speechless, it features plenty of familiar tunes, including the classics Arabian Nights, One Jump Ahead and Friend Like Me.