Nabil Ayers’ Favorite Musical Moments of 2017
In just one-minute-and-27 seconds, the opening movement to Mica Levi’s Jackie score sets the tone for the confusion, tragedy and hope that shape the film. Jackie could have been adequately served with a pro-curated soundtrack of hits and deep cuts of the era by The Beach Boys or Ray Charles. But instead, Levi’s chilling, wilting and sometimes panicking orchestration interrupts the film’s emptiness in just the right way.
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