American Fiction Soundtrack (2023)
American Fiction Soundtrack (2023)

American Fiction Soundtrack. Movie Songs and music from and inspired by American Fiction OST. American Fiction soundtrack from the film.

“American Fiction” is a 2023 American comedy-drama film directed by Cord Jefferson, marking his feature directorial debut.

The movie is based on the novel “Erasure” by Percival Everett and follows the story of Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, an African-American writer and professor who writes a satirical novel about stereotypical “Black” books, which is mistakenly taken seriously by the liberal elite, leading to high sales and critical acclaim.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2023, where it won the People’s Choice Award. It received positive reviews, grossing $22.5 million at the box office.

Notably, it was named one of the top 10 films of 2023 by the American Film Institute and received accolades such as Best Adapted Screenplay at the British Academy Film Awards.

“American Fiction” delves into themes of racial identity, stereotypes in literature, and the publishing industry’s biases. The movie cleverly blends satire with family drama, showcasing Monk’s struggles as he navigates the complexities of his personal and professional life.

The narrative structure progresses logically through Monk’s challenges and character development, offering viewers an engaging and thought-provoking experience.

The cinematography of “American Fiction” stands out for its artistic style, using color and lighting to convey different moods effectively.

American Fiction Music Movie Soundtrack (2023)
American Fiction Soundtrack (2023)

Who composed the American Fiction Soundtrack?

Laura Karpman is an American composer known for her versatile work in film, television, video games, theater, and the concert hall. She has won five Emmy Awards for her compositions and is recognized for pushing the boundaries of storytelling through her imaginative scores. Karpman has collaborated with renowned filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg, and her music reflects a creative and fresh spirit that has earned her critical acclaim.

Composer Laura Karpman received her first Oscar nomination for her exceptional work on Amazon MGM Studios’ American Fiction in Music (Original Score).

American Fiction (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

  • “Family Is, Monk Is” 4:53
  • “Boston, MA” 1:18
  • “Bookstore” 2:07
  • “Beautiful Family” 1:52
  • “Humans Remain” 1:38
  • “My Pafology” 3:16
  • “Hi Lorraine” 2:54
  • “Drips” 1:51
  • “Goodnight Monk” 1:13
  • “Mother Is (Missing)” 1:38
  • “Brothers” 1:10
  • “Splash” 2:21
  • “Love All of You” 1:11
  • “Lunch Break” 0:45
  • “Sorry” 1:41
  • “Winner” 1:17
  • “Romantic Ending” 1:36
  • “(Elena’s) Monk Is” – Laura Karpman, Elena Pinderhughes 2:19
  • “(Patrice’s) Monk Is” – Karpman, Patrice Rushen 4:18
  • “(Patrice’s) Family Is” – Karpman,Rushen 2:56
  • “(Laura’s) Stagg R. Leigh” 1:09
  • “(Laura’s) Fever Dream” 3:36

American Fiction Soundtrack – Additional Music

  • Without You – Ace Spectrum
  • He Is My Friend – The Reverand Horatio Duncan & Amos Sweets
  • Don Quichotte (12’’ U.S.A. Remix) – Magazine 60
  • Book of Slim – Gene Harris & The Three Sounds
  • Things You Are – Tab Smith
  • Let The Flow On – Sonya Spence
  • Lacrimosa-Requiem In D Minor – Lorne Balfe, Russell Emanuel & Steve Kofsky
  • Autumn Leaves – Cannonball Adderley

The visual storytelling enhances its thematic depth, with intimate shots during intense moments and contrasting settings to highlight Monk’s personal and professional life. This attention to detail adds a unique dimension to the movie’s overall presentation.

Overall, “American Fiction” has been praised for its smart storytelling, engaging performances by actors like Jeffrey Wright and Tracee Ellis Ross, and its ability to address complex issues surrounding race and identity in a compelling manner. External Links: (IMDbLetterboxd)

American Fiction Soundtrack (2023)

The film offers a fresh perspective on the Black experience while challenging stereotypes and biases prevalent in society.

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