According to Variety, IN THE HEIGHTS made $11 million over its 4-day opening weekend. It’s not what was expected; the hope was to reach $20 million. Still, we live in our own bubbles, so my social media feeds over the weekend were full of folks raving about the film. Personally, the more I read about it, the more I love it. So, I’ve decided to share a few articles that provide interesting details about the making of the movie.
- This article from The Guardian is an interview with Christopher Scott, the choreographer behind the film’s dance scenes. He tells about his choosing Eddie Torres Jr. “to handle the Latin styles.”
- Jimmy Smits wanted his singing and dancing role “in the bag,” per say, so here’s what he did, according to this article originally published in USA Today.
- Cinematographer Alice Brooks states that “the camera really is a dancer in this movie” in this NPR article.
- This article, originally in USA Today, discusses Marc Anthony’s transformation for the film.
- Screenrant rated the songs in the musical from what they consider “worst to best.”
- There are those who will disagree, but Slate.com thinks the film got “latinidad” right.
- If you haven’t yet, read about four reasons to see this movie according to the one and only… VidaSalsera.com 🙂
I’ll keep on adding articles as I find them. And, I know I’m not your grandma, but if you haven’t, go see this movie sweethearts!