Billboard: 'Roma' Music Supervisor Talks Soundtrack to Golden Globe-Winning Film: 'All of the Music Is Embedded in the Story'

December 19, 2018


"From Juan Gabriel to 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' the music in 'Roma' recreates the music and mood of Mexico City in the 1970s.


Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director at The Golden Globes for his acclaimed feature film Roma, which also took home the award for Best Foreign Language Film, and is expected to be a contender in the Best Picture category when Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 22.


Now showing on Netflix, recreates the music and mood of Mexico City in the early 1970s.


“It was mostly about choosing songs that were on the radio,” says music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein, who worked closely with Cuarón, mining his childhood memories, as well as her own, and doing meticulous research into what different Mexican radio stations of the era were playing during the actual months represented in Roma."


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