Words fall through me :: Soundtrack Shout Out

Once :: Soundtrack Shout Out Soundtrack and music are the basis, the plot, the through line, and the heart and soul of the film Once. This is the closest to a musical that a non-musical movie has ever been, and for me there is no way to even write about Once without the music playing in the background. All the stories I have crafted in my head while listening to a myriad of songs, this is a cinematic coming to life of that kind of creation. A musically beautiful film about love and longing, and “what might have been“. Once … Continue reading Words fall through me :: Soundtrack Shout Out

Say that you’ll stay :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist :: Soundtrack Shout Out There are an infinite number of reasons why I love this movie the way ¬†I do, spanning the ways and means of the personal, the cinematic, the writing, the characters, the cast, and, of course, the music. Norah is among a small list of fictional characters that I relate to so deeply they often feel like watching reflections of pieces of me in Norah. The music is the thing, and the thing, as in the music, is wonderful. Songs that feel plucked out of playlists I listen to, weaving in and … Continue reading Say that you’ll stay :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

God only knows what I’d do without you :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

My Life Without Me :: Soundtrack Shout Out An uplifting, thought provoking story about death that speaks more about life, My Life Without Me reminds me somewhat of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, and to some extent, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. It is the often told, and re-told, tale about living life to the fullest when one feels their life is at the twilight of the end, and about how we learn to focus on our dreams, our desires, and what and who matter most when we face mortality. This is not necessarily a new tale, but it is beautifully … Continue reading God only knows what I’d do without you :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

You know there’s nothing more than this :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Lost In Translation :: Soundtrack Shout Out In my forever top-five favorite movie list is Sofia Coppola’s amazing film, Lost In Translation. Everything about this film gets itself inside of me, delights me, makes me think, feel, open up, and usually cry some, as well. For me, the film is about loneliness, change, companionship, connection, and the unexpected love we find in people. It is about the conflict and confusion we all feel as we struggle to be true to who we are, still feeling that we are “growing-up” even when our age, would suggest that we are “grown-up” (we … Continue reading You know there’s nothing more than this :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Love in these modern times :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang :: Soundtrack Shout Out Although this is more of a holiday film, there are still songs in the soundtrack that I love all-year round. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is forever on my list of favorite films, a movie that has so many things I love – humor, flawed and wonderful characters, a real romance, friendship, emotion and vulnerability, and damn good writing – it is also one of my favorite “Los Angeles” movies (stay tuned, that may be March’s Movie Moment Theme!). Oh, and the movie also stars Robert Downey, Jr., an actor who has had … Continue reading Love in these modern times :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

I don’t see what anyone can see in anyone else but you :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Juno :: Soundtrack Shout Out I am an Indie Movie lover. One glimpse at my list of favorite films will reveal that though there are exceptions, my most loved movies are those that are of the Indie variety, so much so that awhile back I was cataloging and reviewing, and celebrating, my Indie movie finds (editor’s note: this feature to return in March). I think my love for these films has to do with the writing, the character development, and the music – as a writer, and a music lover/obsessive, these things count with me. Juno, definitely on my list … Continue reading I don’t see what anyone can see in anyone else but you :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

So I can breathe :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Into the Wild :: Soundtrack Shout Out My Grandfather loved to drive, loved to see new places, loved the open road and change. His day-to-day life was full of routine and stress, and he had struggled more than most trying to carve out a living as a young Mexican immigrant in a city that was full of distrust and bigotry. He was constantly reminded that he had married above him, and had to work harder to prove himself to nearly everybody he met, which meant he worked nearly all of the time. But, on the rare free moments he would … Continue reading So I can breathe :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Some Kind of Wonderful :: Original Movie Soundtrack :: My Favorite Albums

Some Kind of Wonderful :: Original Movie Soundtrack (1987) I have a weakness for John Hughes films, and their accompanying soundtracks. Two of the soundtracks from those films definitely make it on my favorite albums list, Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful. I still have my well-worn cassette and vinyl album of this movie, well-loved and played so often, each song a favorite, each song a sing-a-long moment. I love the memories that are attached to the songs, as well. Memories of one of my life-long, best friends, memories of friendship turned to love, of being in love … Continue reading Some Kind of Wonderful :: Original Movie Soundtrack :: My Favorite Albums

Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

High Fidelity¬†:: Soundtrack Shout Out A movie centered around a record store based on a book by Nick Hornby starring John Cusack with an amazing soundtrack, how could I possibly resist this movie, I mean, so many things I love all in one film, amazing. I spent many years working in record stores, and many more years haunting them almost religiously, feeding my never sated hunger for new music. Probably due to this life fact I enjoyed the scenes in the record store the best in the film, a close second would be the scenes with Rob and his record … Continue reading Most of the time I wouldn’t change it if I could :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday