The Man Behind the Rocketman with Giles Martin

Rocketman is a spectacle the size of Elton John, four films in one. It contains a biopic, jukebox musical, addiction recovery story and a romance between friends. The soundtrack ties the story together by taking historical liberties to tell a fantastical story about one of the best living songwriters. Charlie is joined by Vox’s film critic, Alissa Wilkinson to breakdown the film and deconstruct how its melodic themes create an emotional arc. He also speaks with Giles Martin (son of 5th Beatle George Martin) who music directed the film and soundtrack about how he assembled an entire life’s work into a singular narrative.


Songs Discussed

  • Taron Egerton – Rocketman
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Kit Connor & Gemma Jones & Bryce Dallas Howard & Steven Mackintosh – I Want Love
  • Taron Egerton – Crocodile Rock
  • Taron Egerton – Your Song
  • Taron Egerton – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  • Mozart – Requiem