23 oracle items tagged as film
November 12, 2014 / submitted by Jose, Mexico
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I just heard a beautiful orchestral remix of Midnight used for the Exodus: Gods and Kings movie trailer. I would like to know if this song will be published and available for purchase. Thanks!

The only trailer I have seen, doesn't appear to feature a remix version. Songs used for trailers can be edited to have the desired silences or effects to compliment the trailer - it'd be a bit useless if singing was interrupting the flow of what the trailer is trying to convey.
Midnight wasn't released as a single and isn't going to be - regardless of version.

November 11, 2014 / submitted by Sean, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle! Have you heard Miracles yet? And if so what era or album of Coldplay would you relate it to?

I haven't got a copy but have heard it. I wouldn't. The thing about soundtrack songs is they're not supposed to be related to any artist era; they're relating to the film and are written specifically with the theme / tone of the movie in mind.
All I will say is, given the topic of Unbroken, Miracles is - as you might imagine - not an upbeat song.

November 11, 2014 / submitted by Marc, Australia
Q.  Hi,

I was recently on a plane, and while looking through the in-flight entertainment, I noticed and watched a special live video of Ghost Stories. I am now aware that a live album for Ghost Stories is being released, and once I watched the trailer for the DVD, I was pretty sure that it was the same thing as what I watched on the plane. Is this true?


It very well could be but I believe there were (sort of) 3 versions.
One included Clocks and Paradise. Another was an edited version. The DVD could be classed as the third and consists of:
1. Always In My Head
2. Magic
3. Ink
4. True Love
5. Midnight
6. Another's Arms
7. Oceans
8. A Sky Full Of Stars
9. O

July 8, 2014 / submitted by Quinn, Australia
Q.  Do you think we could hear Wish I Was Here with the original vocals from Chris. It's an amazing song.


If such a version exists, it will only be in demo form. This is a collaboration so it was never a Coldplay song before it became what it is. As far as I know, the only song that ever started being performed and heard as a Coldplay song before being recorded and released by anyone else was Gravity (Embrace).
Even when Chris has written or given tracks to other people, I have never heard a version with Chris singing. Lukas (recorded by Natalie Imbruglia) for example, was intended for Viva but I never heard it.

June 24, 2014 / submitted by Jeremy, United Kingdom
Q.  Hello Oracle, could you clarify something for me please? Is the new song on the Wish I Was Here soundtrack a collab between Coldplay and Chan Marshall or just Chris and Chan? Different websites say different things. Also, when will I be able to hear it? I love hearing new songs from Chris and/or the boys. Thanks!

I was only saying to Anchorman last week how surprised I was that nobody had asked about this song given it was first mentioned in the press over 2 months ago.
I also notice that different sources are saying different things.
Wish I Was Here is a Zach Braff film that looks set to have a great soundtrack. FYI The trailer song is So Now What by The Shins. Chris wrote a song that Chan (a.k.a Cat Power) sings and he provides backing vocals but it's Coldplay and Cat Power.
I haven't heard it yet but Dan Green tells me it's great. Zach Braff said this about it: "It's the title song of the movie. It's one of the most amazing songs ever."
The film is released 18 July. Can't wait!

November 13, 2012 / submitted by Safa, France
Q.  Hi Oracle !
I know the boys don't like to see themselves performing but do you know if they already saw LIVE 2012 ? And what did they think about it ?
Thanks xx from France .

Hi Safa, well it's completely different when it comes to releasing a film.
They would certainly have to watch themselves as it's important, nay, imperative that they are happy with what is going to be out there.
If they weren't happy with the finished article, they wouldn't release it so therefore yes, they have seen it and are happy with it.
Hope you are too!

November 13, 2012 / submitted by Andres, Portugal
Q.  Hi Oracle. I wanna ask you this. in the cinemas, is it going to be shown the gig in Paris, the documentary or both?

It's so weird to think that because of time differences on this vast planet of ours, people will have just come out of the cinema having already watched it! Wow.
Anyway, to answer your question - there is no documentary. It's not like Live 2003 where there are two very separate parts. This film is a live concert with the occasional glimpse into the backstage world narrated by each band member.

November 12, 2012 / submitted by Dorothea , Austria
Q.  Hello there, dear Oracle!

As the day of the Coldplay Live evening in theatres gets closer and closer... I am wondering what is in your opinion the best seat? Close to the screen - as in live experience "being closest to the band" OR a little bit more in the back area for having a good overview? :)
I already made a ticketreservation but now I am not sure if they are too close to the screen and i will change it...
Not an easy decision... maybe this sounds weird.. but it is! Thank you very much for your help! Have a nice one!

Greets from Austria, Dorothea

Are we all excited? Yay! It's not a daft question because as you say, there are options and you'd think it may be the same choice you'd make for a live show.
Not the case for me. At a gig I want to be right at the front. At the cinema I like to be further back. Usually I'm a halfway back, aisle seat kind of watcher but for Live 2012, I was back row all the way!

November 1, 2012 / submitted by Rebecca, Canada
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I saw the poster/picture on Facebook for the Coldplay live tour DVD and stumbled upon a familiar name near the bottom: Jim Parsons. How did the oh so famous Dr. Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory get around to producing this amazing film? Thanks Oracle!

A few fans have asked the same but it's not him; this is a different Jim Parsons. Jim owns a UK based production company and previously worked for another who worked with Coldplay in the past.

November 1, 2012 / submitted by Craig, United Kingdom
Q.  Hi oracle.

I'm currently contemplating over seeing the Live 2012 showing at the cinema and can't quite work out if I should go or not. Can you help me please?

How do you imagine the atmosphere being there? Will people even be singing along or anything? Won't it feel strange for me since I've been to many (17) Coldplay shows in person?

Thanks, and I only need a tiny bit of convincing to go haha! :-)

SEVENTEEN??? That's more that I went to. Wow.
Well... having seen both the MX Tour live - about 8 times - and the Live 2012 at a cinema I am in a good position to say: go!
It's always great to re-live the show but the film means you see it from many angles including from the stage. It's incredible to see what the band see. Not only are there various views, there's backstage footage and other effects making it an altogether different experience.

Of course you could wait for the DVD release but seeing it on the big screen with surround sound is a fantastic way to see it. I almost turned round a few times thinking crowds were whistling and cheering behind me. I was on the back row though...