Barcelona has long been considered one of the most romantic cities in the world - a place where the human heart has been known to explore new and uncharted territory, leaving any preconceptions about passion and romance forever changed. The city's timeless mystique makes it the perfect setting for director Woody Allen's newest film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, a breezy romantic comedy starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.
The film's eclectic mix of music reflects the storyline's passionate yet lighthearted tone. The bouncy, Spanish-sung title song, "Barcelona," was written and recorded by Giulia y los Tellarini, a little-known indie band from Barcelona.
As might be expected from a collection of Spanish music, instrumental guitar pieces make up the lion's share of the soundtrack.
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"I knew I wanted Spanish music for Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but I didn't know any Spanish music," says Allen. "I nosed around and picked up a few stray items here and there, and by compiling the tunes of a few known players and composers with the tunes of relative unknowns, found myself with one of the most lovely scores in all of my films. It's an eclectic mix, to be sure, but mostly Spanish and reflecting the feeling of Spain - or certainly Barcelona as I've portrayed it."