Two months have passed since the Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga first exploded across our screens. Fans new and old have fallen in love with the fictional Icelandic pop duo Fire Saga, comprised of two loveable (if at times laughable) Icelanders played by Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. And now fans can enjoy more content as the Netflix Film Club provides a behind the scenes look at how some of the most iconic moments were created.
The clip shows director David Dobkin helping organise every scene down to the most minor details. From the moment our protagonist Lars first discovers ABBA, to Fire Saga’s final performance of “Husavik” on the Eurovision stage, each sequence is meticulously crafted. Firstly, we see how the “Volcano Man” music video was created. Later, we see Dobkin give tips to BBC commentator Graham Norton on how to react to Fire Saga’s confusing performance of “Double Trouble”. Finally, we see the film crew celebrating after they finish filming the “Song-A-Long” scene, which features cameos from many Eurovision greats including Netta, Bilal Hassani and John Lundvik.
You can watch the new video below.
Netflix Film Club: Behind the Scenes of Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga
Eurovision movie reception and success
Since its initial release, the Eurovision movie has received a mixed to positive reception. Fans praised the movie for its lighthearted approach to the contest and its stellar soundtrack. However, other fans and critics complained that the movie was somewhat inaccurate in its depiction of Eurovision. Despite this, The Story of Fire Saga has become Will Ferrell’s most successful project since The LEGO Movie in 2014.
Meanwhile, the film’s soundtrack has been very successful. In June, the emotional ballad “Husavik” debuted at number 16 on the US Billboard Digital Chart. This marks the first time Will Ferrell and Melodifestivalen sensation Molly Sandén — also known as My Marrianne — have appeared on the charts. Furthermore, Eurovision artists including Michal Szpak, Anna Odobescu and Eurovision 2020 favourite Daði Freyr have all covered songs from the movie’s soundtrack.
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