Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Music (for a Film)

If anyone's qualified to create a list like this, it's Cameron Crowe.

Unfortunately, he's too humble to include all those moments from his own movies. My God -- In Your Eyes in Say Anything, Crown of Thorns in Singles, Tiny Dancer in Almost Famous, Everything in Its Right Place and Sweetness Follows in Vanilla Sky, it goes on and on.

Empire: "Cameron Crowe's Top 10 (or So) Music Moments in Film/5.18.09


Anonymous said...

I linked this to a friend, who mentioned he had never seen Talk to Her. So I am here pimping not only that film, but all films of Pedro Almodovar, definitely my favorite living auteur. If any of you are not familiar with his work, I highly recommend checking it out.

dick_gozinia said...

Good list, but how did Crowe leave off Stealer's Wheel "Stuck In the Middle With You" from Reservoir Dogs?

Has anyone heard that song since 1992 and not thought of Michael Madsen choppin' ears?

Chez said...

I would've also considered Gary Jules's cover of Mad World at the end of Donnie Darko. Hell, most of the music in Donnie Darko -- The Killing Moon or, even better, Head Over Heels -- would've been worth a pick.

kanye said...

The bar scene in Goodfellas, where Jimmy and Tommy are kicking and pistol whipping Billy Bath to death on the bar floor while Donovan's Atlants plays on the jukebox. Always liked the juxtaposition.

The other that comes to mind is from Dazed and Confused. The Scorsese homage/scene with Wooderson, Pink and Mitch doing the slo-mo walkthru through "The Emporium" over Hurricane.

dick_gozinia said...

I agree with you about Donnie Darko. The slow-motion school day montage set to "Head Over Heels" is just about perfect.