We No Speak Americano – (Making Of..)

THE VIDEO

BEHIND THE VIDEO

This summer 2010, the song We No Speaking Americano, was really popular in all the disco of the French Riviera (but not only, see below..) so listening this song in the disco, I decided to make a video.
I knew the original song which was released in the late 50’s , and became a standard in Italy and was also known in some part of Europe.  The lyrics were about the American Dream seen by the Italians  as it is explained here after.

That’s done:  I will select pictures of Italian Immigrants , Italian Styles guys and some footages of old American cars…. I found a serie of shots of Sean O’Pry which  match perfectly the Italian Style of guy I was looking for.

THE SONGS: We No Speak Americano and Tu Vuo Fa l’Americano..

The Australian Band Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP published on February 2010. The song is a remix of an old Italian hit : “Tu vuo fa l’americano” famous in the 50’s.
This remix is now a club hit in Europe, Australia and Latin America. The peak position are #1 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and France in the Club Charts.

The Original song wrote in 1956 is about an Italian who imitates the contemporary American life style and acts like a Yankee, but still depends on his parents money. The composer said that he wrote the song deeply based on the American Dream, interpreting jazz.

I really discover this song with a film as it  is included in the soundtrack of the American  movie “The Talent Mr. Ripley” starring Matt Damon and Jude Law. The two main characters sing this song at a jazz bar in the movie “The Talented Mr Ripley”.

ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS TO USA


During the mass emigration from Italy during the century between 1876 to 1976, the U.S. was the largest single recipient of Italian immigrants in the world.
In 2008, they represent 6 % of the American population (17,815,289 people)

NOTABLE ITALIAN AMERICANS

Lady GaGa · Madonna · Fiorello La Guardia · Robert De Niro · Francis Ford Coppola · Ray Romano · Nancy Pelosi · Frank Sinatra · Joe DiMaggio · Samuel Alito · Jay Leno · John Frusciante · Rudy Giuliani · Mike Sorrentino · Martin Scorsese · Enrico Fermi · Chris Botti · Mark Calcavecchia · John Travolta

PICTURES FROM THE VIDEO:

Frank by M-M Hayeur . (Click for original size)

 

Kyle Ledeboer , American model. (Click for original size)

 

Sean O’Pry for Numero Magazine. (Click for original size)
PICTURES NOT PUBLISHED (Director’s Cuts)

 

 

Vladimir Red, model, by Jason Mickle. (Click on the picture for original size)

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4 thoughts on “We No Speak Americano – (Making Of..)

  1. Voilà la chanson original, de Renato Carosone:

    http://www.guitarsolos.com/videos-carosone-tu-vo-fa-lamericano-%5Bw76AAJjJvhw%5D.cfm

    et voilà le text (en dialecte napolitain):

    Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
    mericano, mericano…
    sient'a mme chi t' 'o ffa fa'?
    tu vuoi vivere alla moda,
    ma se bevi “whisky and soda”
    po' te siente 'e disturba'…
    Tu abball' o' rocchenroll
    tu giochi a baisiboll…
    ma e solde p' e' Ccamel
    chi te li da?
    la borsetta di mamma!?

    Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
    mericano, mericano…
    ma si' nato in Italy!
    sient' a mme: nun ce sta niente 'a fa'
    ok, napulitan!
    tu vuo' fa' ll'american
    tu vuo' fa' ll'american!

    Puorte 'e cazune cu nu stemma arreto…
    na cuppulella cu 'a visiera aizata…
    passa scampanianno pe' Tuleto
    comm'a nu guappo, pe' se fa' guarda'…
    Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
    mericano, mericano…
    sient'a mme chi t' 'o ffa fa'?
    tu vuoi vivere alla moda,
    ma se bevi “whisky and soda”
    po' te siente 'e disturba'…
    Tu abball' o' rocchenroll
    tu giochi a baisiboll…
    ma e solde p' e' Ccamel
    chi te li da?
    la borsetta di mamma!?

    Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
    mericano, mericano…
    ma si' nato in Italy!
    sient' a mme: nun ce sta niente 'a fa'
    ok, napulitan!
    tu vuo' fa' ll'american
    tu vuo' fa' ll'american!

    Come te po' capi' chi te vo' bbene
    si tu lle parle miezo americano?
    quanno se fa ll'ammore sott' 'a luna
    comme te vene 'ncapa 'e di' “I love you”?

    Tu vuo' fa' ll'americano
    mericano, mericano…(ecc.)

    —————————————–

    Toujours magnifique Sean O'Pry

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