Jersey Boys | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, and Sara Stretton discuss the film Jersey Boys which is a 2014 Broadway Musical Adaptation film directed by Clint Eastwood. The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Jersey Boys is a jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four Seasons. The musical is structured as four “seasons”, each narrated by a different member of the band who gives his own perspective on its history and music. Songs include “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Sherry”, “December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”, “My Eyes Adored You”, “Stay”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Working My Way Back to You” and “Rag Doll”, among others. The title refers to the fact that the members of The Four Seasons are from New Jersey. The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. RESOURCE LINKS: IMDb: Wikipedia: Adam Zalasko Interview: John Lloyd Young Interview: John Lloyd Young, Erich Berg, & Michael Lomenda Interview: Photoshoot: Dressing Frankie Valli: Video Featurette: Singing Live On Camera: B-Roll Footage: Premiere: Franki Valli Official Website: The Four Season Induction: Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio’s uneasy relationship with ‘Jersey Boys’: