Frank Sinatra

OMG!!! IT'S FRANKIE!!!! AAH!!

Growing up as a kid, I used to remember a lot girl cartoon characters swooning, whenever an alleged "Frankie" type figure would show up and they'd be like, "OH MY GOD. IT'S FRANKIE!!!! AAAHHHH!!!!!" Of course, I never understood the reference until during my early teen years that I realized who it was. That's also when I learned about the Rat Pack, he was in, along with his other career highlights. Although to be quite honest, I was never a fan of his. Nor do I intend to be now, but it looks like two films about him are in the works as we speak. One is based off a novel called "Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra", while the other is a film being based on Sinatra's life story, simply being dubbed "Sinatra." Here's the information I have found out about both films thus far.

Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra:

Director: Brett Ratner

Studio: New Line Cinema

Screenplay: William Stadiem

Starring: Chris Tucker

Release Date: TBA

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: As I said earlier, it's based off the novel, "Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra." An essential behind the scenes, tell-all story, that peaks into the world of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, while weaving in celebrity anecdotes including Marilyn Monroe, Peter Lawford, the Kennedy's, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, Mia Farrow, Elvis Presley, Swift Lazar, Marlene Dietrich and many others.

My only guess is that since Chris Tucker is set to star in it, he's playing Sammy Davis Jr. However, I never read the book, so I could be wrong.

Sinatra:

Director: Martin Scorsese

Studio: Universal Pictures

Screenplay: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: N/A

Release Date: TBA

Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical

Synopsis: Based on the life of the iconic entertainer. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have been developing the project, after securing the Frank Sinatra life rights and music rights from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE) - a joint venture of the Sinatra Estate and Warner Music Group.

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1915. Over the course of his career, he performed on more than 1,400 musical recordings, was awarded 31 gold records, received 10 Grammy Awards in addition to three special honors bestowed upon him by the Recording Industry Association of America. He appeared in 58 films winning three OscarsĀ® and two Golden Globe awards, in addition to a lifelong legacy of humanitarian work.

Final Thoughts: Although it's very difficult to say how well either of these films will do, since very little is confirmed right now. However, what is certain is that both might be quite interesting. I for one am a bit curious about the Martin Scorsese one, as I've never seen him direct a musical before. Yet he's one of my favorite directors. Therefore, it should be interesting to see how that shakes out. Anyway, both films are still in development, so be sure to stay tuned for any changes.

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H.C Porter 6 years ago from Lone Star State

I think I grew up in the wrong era---I love Sinatra... May have to go check this one out :)

Thanks Steven, for a great Hub

hc


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

your welcome. i'm curious to see how both films are going to turn out.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Aah...talk about beautiful in blue in the first picture! LOL Great hub, Steven! I know so many people who love his music but for some reason I never really gave him a chance but I think it might, whether it be via movie or music!!!!


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

That's cool. Thanks again Ann for stopping by. I truly do appreciate you visiting me again. :)


pinkylee 6 years ago

excellent hub


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

thanks pinky.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

My mother was a little bit into Frank. I think she liked his dancing better than his songs. She wasn't into that kinda jazzy, torchy style he had.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

that's cool. i wonder how she'll feel about the movies coming out about the guy. i'm sure she'll be interested in seeing it. thanks again for stopping by paradise.:)


sophs 6 years ago

I also grew up in the wrong era, I absolutely love him (probably my Grandad's influence) it's becoming quite an unhealthy obssession haha, great hub steven :)


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

lol. thanks sophs. i'm glad you liked it. hopefully, the movies will turn out great. :)


sophs 6 years ago

Hopefully. You'll have to give me a shout when you find out the release date :)


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

definitely, in fact, i'll give you shout out as soon as more of the cast has been confirmed. :)


sophs 6 years ago

Awwwww thankyou Steven, or even better, you could try and get me a part! hehe! :) :p


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

your welcome. although I doubt seriously I could get you a part since I don't have any hollywood connections. lol. however, i'll see what i can do. lol.


sophs 6 years ago

Haha, thanks Steven :)


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

your welcome sophs. anytime. ;)


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supercibor 5 years ago from Dominican Republic

Frank Sinatra is getting better all the time.He can fly you to the moon.Great hub


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

Thanks supercibor. I'm glad you liked it. Yeah, I think Sinatra will always be deemed a music legend.


waxi 5 years ago

Hello

I live in Pakistan and here he has a following from young and senior citizens from middle class with Western influence His voice is an instrument and listen carefully and he puts music in every word he sings His songs seem so simple to imitate but in the end it proves illusive the recordings from 1939 are deeply soothing nad capital recordings are andrenaline movers. Each time I listen to Sinatra its like a new experience The same I get from a Beethoven symphoney

I truely believe that more should be done to promote his music so young people can appreciate the true spirit of music which is to enlighten not just excite the body and make the joint jumps which sadly modern music is doing.

Let me say a bit about some of my most fav recordings

Nature boy is without any orchestra and is in the cantata form [same with A lovely way to spend an evening]

Star Dust is better than Nat Cole version the author finally agreed

Many readers might be annoyed but Sinatra;s version of Beatles track "Some thing " is more forcefull

And no one can beat him in "All or nothing at all " I suggest the original 1939 recording not the live performance

If I was asked to select one album for the evening It would be "Come fly with me " His version of victor youngs "Around the world " is incomparable Its a concept album which when heard from A to Z gives a symphonic effect I enjoy it most in inflight and switch it on when the plane takes off -its breathtaking

enough said before I close I say to Frank sinatra "Thanks for the memories "

and thanks to Stevennix for the great hub

Waqxi


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

Your welcome, and thank you for stopping by to read my hub. :) It should be interesting to see how the new films based on Sinatra will do. I haven't heard much about both films in a while, but I know it'll be interesting to see how they both turn out. :)

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