' Cinema Romantico: What Is Charlize Listening To?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

What Is Charlize Listening To?

There is a moment in "The Fate of the Furious" when Charlize Theron's character, the mononymous Cipher, chief villain, is chilling at a conference table aboard her luxury jet, holding an iPhone, I think, with one earbud in. It is a shot I have tried desperately to source but cannot. Still, the obvious question, and perhaps the preeminent cinematic question thus far of 2017, remains: What music is she listening to?


Astute viewers will note she is glimpsed wearing a Metallica tee shirt which would naturally suggest that she has cued up the legendary metal band, probably, given the setting and situation, this song...



But that seems too predictable. Why does she have to be listening to Metallica just because she's wearing a Metallica tee shirt? And besides, would this song really be her World Domination Anthem? So, maybe it's Lita Ford?



But then, even if the above song is her World Domination Anthem, consider the after hours situation in which she is listening to music. Is she really sitting there listening to Lita Ford? Even megalomaniacal villains gotta unwind, you know? So, maybe she's listening to this...



But maybe that's just a little too mournful to unwind to. So maybe she's unwinding to this...



Then again, what if Charlize doesn't unwind so much as escape. And if you are escaping you probably want to get away from the ambient for the more coolly energetic. So what if she's listening to this...



Damn man, you could almost talk me into it. You really could. But you can't. You know why? Because she's listening to Sade. She is absolutely listening to Sade.



Mystery solved.

1 comment:

Paul S said...

Brilliant!