Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

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"Our coming of age has come and gone."
  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 8.4  (4,465)

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions is a music documentary directed by Taylor Swift herself, released in November 2020 with Disney+, and filmed in a cozy cabin in upstate New York. The documentary celebrates Swift's prolific artistry and 8th studio album, Folklore, which she released in July 2020 amid the global pandemic. It brings together Taylor Swift's fans, listeners, and music enthusiasts alike to witness the making of one of the most compelling and critical albums release of 2020.

The documentary features Taylor Swift and her closest collaborators in music - Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. The trio played the entire album sessions for a live all-acoustic performance, sharing the personal anecdotes, inspirations, and meanings behind each of the songs in Folklore.

Through the documentary, we see Swift's artistic aesthetic and creative process in unfolding. She provides meaning to the album's tracks, which were composed during the lockdown period. The documentary creates a comfortable and intimate atmosphere that celebrates on the importance of Folklore to Swift, sharing some of her most intimate moments through songs such as "Cardigan," "The Last Great American Dynasty," and "Betty."

The documentary also explores the intricate process of producing an album like Folklore without elaborate studio equipment, featuring live performances of every track. The documentary captures the essence of the songs from their origins in Swift’s mind to their completion as masterpieces resonating with fans worldwide.

With Swift exploring a new genre with Folklore, fans familiar with her earlier works, and people new to her music, have the opportunity to see how the creative process of the iconic musician is static yet evolving. The Folklore documentary featured Swift in a new light, displaying an artistic visionary focused on telling meaningful stories that allow for authenticity, connection, and emotional depth.

The film's direction and photography are especially worth celebrating. The panoramic shots of the cabin and surroundings are breathtaking, and the interior shots are done in such a way that one feels present with Swift, Antonoff, and Dessner in the cabin. The clarity of the sound recording is also impressive, placing the raw emotion of each folk song heard on the album on full display.

In conclusion, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions is a celebration of the creative process of Taylor Swift and her collaborators, Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner. Through its live performance, raw conversations, musical artistry, and intimate moments, it offers a unique perspective towards one of the most fantastic albums ever brought to life in modern music. It is a must-watch for fans of Taylor Swift and for music lovers worldwide who appreciate the creative process and raw emotion that drives artistic creations.

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions is a 2020 music movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.4.

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions
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Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions is available to watch, stream, download and on demand at Disney+. Some platforms allow you to rent Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    8.4  (4,465)