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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

This is ourselves under pressure :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Grosse Pointe Blank :: Soundtrack Shout Out Filled with some of the best songs of the era I went to high school in, Grosse Pointe Blank‘s soundtrack is a wonderful trip into nostalgic reverie. The over-arching story is about going home to a high school reunion, which because this would be the same time period…

She must be somebody’s baby :: Soundtrack Shout Out Wednesday

Fast Times at Ridgemont High :: Soundtrack Shout Out One of my favorite high school movies that I sometimes feel gets over-looked when discussing adolescent films from the 80’s, mainly due to the popularity of the John Hughes’ films. Do not get me wrong, I love the John Hughes’ films, but there are quite a…