Zetterlund had scoliosis, a disabling disease that twists the spine, making it difficult to move. . In a television interview in 2000, she said the disease was keeping her largely confined to her apartment. In all this is an odd but special item, one that is necessary -- for at least one listen -- by any serious fan of the pianist and composer. Firefighters found her body in her bed. The point was to tell a story based on and inspired by Monica, not a documentary.
She later recorded with several American jazz musicians, including the trumpet player Thad Jones and the saxophonist Zoot Sims. Written by Trivia The film depicts several events in Monica Zetterlund's life in a much shorter time span than they actually occurred, making it impossible to say when it actually takes place. Last, but not least, Edda Magnasson. After beginning her career as the singer in her father's band, she recorded more than 20 albums from 1958 to 2000. Her collaboration with the comic duo in the 1960s and 1970s eventually led to a stage career in revues and films.
We are continually improving the quality of our text archives. She worked with some of the greatest international jazz names including , , , and , and in the jazz world with people like , , , and. Instead of trying to squeeze an entire lifetime in roughly two hours this one has a clear story arc and focuses on a short period in the persons life. The film has received some criticism for that, though. She began performing abroad in the late '50s.
Her repertoire also incorporated such non-jazz idioms as Swedish folk songs and classical music. However, they missed to read the text in the beginning. An oddity in ' catalog, this 1964 date places the Swedish jazz vocalist alongside the with on bass and on drums. However, the Swedish switch from left- to right-hand traffic 3 September 1967 could be noticed as cars are driving on the left-hand side in almost the entire film, except in the last scene, when they have switched. She continued to perform until her death in May of 2005 after a fire broke out in her apartment. Many parts of Monicas life are boiled down into a time span of roughly 2-5 years at the most.
In addition to several solo records, she's also recorded with the - orchestra It Only Happens Every Time, 1977 and bassist This Is All I Ask, 1998 , among others. All the other actors are great as well but they just glow compared to Edda who shines like a Supernova. If nothing else this movie is worth watching just for her. This is a minor complaint, however, as the tune selection and decorum of these sessions are quite lovely. It's rare that I get to see a truly good movie, but even more rare than that is that I see a truly good Swedish film.
A version of this obituary; biography appears in print on May 14, 2005, on Page A00013 of the National edition with the headline: Monica Zetterlund, 67, Singer and Actress, Dies. Widely praised at home for singing jazz in Swedish, she won international acclaim after touring the United States in 1960. In all this is an odd but special item, one that is necessary—for at least one listen—by any serious fan of the pianist and composer. » I left the theater smiling.
This is a gorgeous movie, from design to costumes to the cinematography. Zetterlund also acted in many Swedish movies, plays and television series. For his part, is very relaxed, allowing the lyrics to feed his musing on the simple, yet elegant harmonics. Memorable are her parts in films and , with her most memorable role being in 's Utvandrarna aka ; with and in the leads as Ulrika, a former prostitute who together with her teenage daughter Elin portrayed by Zetterlund's daughter, Eva Lena Zetterlund join the main characters in their emigration to America in the 1850s, a role for which Zetterlund received a for Best Supporting Actress. There is an iciness on this recording, but it is difficult to decipher if it is in the performance or in the engineering where she seems to be way out in front of the band, when she was really in the middle of all the musicians in the studio.
Even in the music numbers. There is an iciness on this recording, but it is difficult to decipher if it is in the performance or in the engineering where she seems to be way out in front of the band, when she was really in the middle of all the musicians in the studio. Zetterlund's celebrity transcended music; classically beautiful, she was also an actress in her native Sweden. Edda performs all the songs herself and sometimes I was fooled that it really was Monica with Edda just lip syncing the words but no, it's her. Some are not happy that the film differs from reality and some believe it to take place in a 15 year time span without the characters, and more specifically Monicas daughter Eva-Lena, doesn't age. Zetterlund was born Monica Nilsson on Sept.
Still, the match is seemingly perfect. And that's why did movie is so good. In the United States, Zetterlund's credibility as a jazz singer rests largely upon Waltz for Debbie, a recording made in 1964 with pianist ' trio. It's great to look at.
In the last years of her career, she often had to be helped onto the stage and sang sitting down. Set in the glamour and free spirit of the early sixties. It was not clear what started the blaze. Besides the well-crafted story, the look of the film deserves it's fair share of credit too. She appeared in more than 20 films and television series throughout her life.