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vaticanplum
10-12-2006, 11:48 PM
This has been making the rounds among my friends. Stereogum made a list of the 40 Best Musical Moments in Film -- not musical as in musical theater, but as in moments in which music plays a crucial or memorable part in the film. The caveat is that it can't be a song written for the film -- no soundtracks. Has to be a song that already exists. The full list with explanation and clips is here:

http://www.stereogum.com/archives/003637.html

But this is the list:

40. "Cuban Pete," Desi Arnaz – The Mask
39. "The Promise," When In Rome – Napoleon Dynamite
38. "I Think I See the Light," Cat Stevens – Harold and Maude
37. "Cruel to Be Kind," Letters To Cleo – 10 Things I Hate About You
36. "Closer," Nine Inch Nails – Se7en
35. "Across 110th Street," Bobby Womack – Jackie Brown
34. "Beth," Kiss – Beautiful Girls
33. "I Say a Little Prayer," Dionne Warwick – My Best Friend’s Wedding
32. "Sweet Emotion," Aerosmith – Dazed and Confused
31. "Oh Yeah," Yello – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
30. "Louie, Louie," The Kingsmen – Animal House
29. "Under Pressure," Queen and David Bowie – Grosse Pointe Blank
28. "Jump in the Line," Harry Belafonte – Beetlejuice
27. "Everybody Knows," Leonard Cohen – Pump Up the Volume
26. "Lust for Life," Iggy Pop – Trainspotting
25. "You Can Leave Your Hat On," Tom Jones – The Full Monty
24. "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," The Soggy Bottom Boys – O Brother Where Art Thou?
23. "Where Is My Mind," The Pixies – Fight Club
22. "If You Were Here," Thompson Twins – Sixteen Candles
21. "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You," The Four Seasons – 10 Things I Hate About You
20. "In a Gadda-Da-Vida," Iron Butterfly – Manhunter
19. "Tequila," The Champs – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
18. "Layla," Derek and the Dominoes – GoodFellas
17. "Afternoon Delight," Starland Vocal Band – Anchorman
16. "Spybreak," The Propellerheads – The Matrix
15. "Don’t Stop Me Now," Queen – Shaun of the Dead
14. "Misirlou," Dick Dale – Pulp Fiction
13. "Old Time Rock and Roll," Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band – Risky Business
12. "Sweet Caroline," Neil Diamond – Beautiful Girls
11. "Perfect Day," Lou Reed – Trainspotting
10. "Try a Little Tenderness," Otis Redding – Pretty in Pink
9. "The End," The Doors – Apocalypse Now
8. "Moving in Stereo," The Cars – Fast Times at Ridgemont High
7. "Shout," Otis Day & the Knights, Animal House
6. "Stuck in the Middle with You," Stealer’s Wheel – Reservoir Dogs
5. "Tiny Dancer," Elton John – Almost Famous
4. "Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Gangsta," The Geto Boys – Office Space
3. "Twist and Shout," The Beatles – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
2. "In Your Eyes," Peter Gabriel – Say Anything
1. "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen – Wayne’s World

So my friends and I, clearly on break from doing Very Important Things, are adding to the list. this is what we've tacked on:

"These Days," Nico, The Royal Tennenbaums
*replacement requested: "Live and Let Die" as the entry for Grosse Pointe Blank
*replacement requested: "Day-O" as the entry for Beatlejuice
"This Magic Moment," Lou Reed, Lost Highway
"Everything In Its Right Place," Radiohead, Vanilla Sky
"Everybody Get Together," Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
"Dry the Rain," The Beta Band, High Fidelity
*replacement requested: "Trouble" by Cat Stevens as the entry for Harold and Maude (my note: while I agree that this is a powerful song in the movie, I would like to point out that I Think I See the Light is brilliantly used as it is used twice, the first after Harold sets himself on fire and breaks the fourth wall in a cheeky moment, the second when they watch the fireworks and then they cut to the show of Harold blowing bubbles in bed, and the second time the song gets to the chorus so it is much more satisfying. This use adds a nice element of continuity and evolution. I would also like to note that although I've seen about four movies in my life, the ones I've seen I've seen one hundred gazillion times apiece.)
"Brass in Pocket," The Pretenders, Lost in Translation
*replacement requested: "Canned Heat," Jamiroquai, Napolean Dynamite
"Ordinary World," Duran duran, Layer Cake
"Finally," CeCe Peniston, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
"Put a Little Love in Your Heart," Annie Lennox, Scrooged
"The Only Living Boy in New York," Simon & Garfunkel, Garden State
"Tempted," Squeeze, Reality Bites
"Sugar High," empire Records
"Unchained Melody," Righteous Brothers, Ghost
"Love is Strange," Mickey & Sylvia, Dirty Dancing
all of Aimee Mann in Magnolia
*suggestion contended: "My Sharona," Reality Bites
"Tiny Dancer," Elton John, Almost Famous
*suggestion contended: either "That's the Way" or "The Rain Song" by Led Zeppelin in Almost Famous (higher bittersweet factor, better transitions)
the Brian Eno song at the end of Traffic when Benicio Del Toro is watching the kids on the baseball diamond
the sheep song when Alan Rickman sees Kate Winslet singing at the piano, Sense and Sensibility
"Desperado," the little girl, In America
"Blue Moon," singing mice, Babe
*replacement requested: "Die M********a," Ghetto Boyz, Office Space
*replacement requested: "You Could Be Mine," Terminator 2
"Paint It Black," The Rolling Stones, The Devil's Advocate
"The Man Comes Around," Johnny Cash, Dawn of the Dead
"Mambo Italiano," Big Night

Any additions? Clearly we're running out.

Dom Heffner
10-13-2006, 12:00 AM
At the beginning of "The Lost Boys" they play Gerard McMann's "Cry Litle Sister" as the camera flies over an amusement park. Maybe not up there with the best, but I always liked the song choice....

Another two from "Almost Famous": "Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatter's" as well as Joni Mitchell's "River."

BUTLER REDSFAN
10-13-2006, 12:01 AM
nothing from grease?

Dom Heffner
10-13-2006, 12:05 AM
Also liked Ray Charles' "You Don't Know Me" at the end of a nearly perfect day with Andie McDowell in "Groundhog Day."

savafan
10-13-2006, 01:36 AM
I'd nominate Led Zeppelin's "Free Bird" from [I]The Devil's Rejects[I]

It was very powerful the way it was used in the film.

Chip R
10-13-2006, 01:52 AM
Some good ones there. "Layla" from Goodfellas was great, but "Then He Kissed Me" during the long tracking shot in that movie was classic.

GAC
10-13-2006, 07:09 AM
I'd nominate Led Zeppelin's "Free Bird" from [I]The Devil's Rejects[I]

It was very powerful the way it was used in the film.

Led Zep wrote "Free Bird"? Must have been during my lost years! :lol:

"Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Ltlabner
10-13-2006, 08:01 AM
Some good ones there. "Layla" from Goodfellas was great, but "Then He Kissed Me" during the long tracking shot in that movie was classic.

Agree and agree!

MrCinatit
10-13-2006, 08:27 AM
Some good ones there. "Layla" from Goodfellas was great, but "Then He Kissed Me" during the long tracking shot in that movie was classic.

oooooh! Nice call. I also liked "What Is Love?" by George Harrison and "Atlantis" by Donovan in there, as well.

How about "Joy" by Apollo 100 in Boogie Nights.
The same sone was used in The 40-year-old Virgin, though I perfered Age of Aquarius in that flick.
I thought "Bang Bang" by Nancy Sinatra was well used in Kill Bill.
This is a corny one...but a classic: "Over The Rainbow" by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
"Can't Buy Me Love", The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night was fantasic.
The series of events where Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" was used in Blue Velvet was very eerie.
There were so many good tunes used properly in School of Rock, I don't even know where to begin.
Mike Oldfeld's "Tubular Bells" in The Excorsist fit in perfectly with the movie.
Even though it was rather cheesy, Elton John singing "Pinball Wizard" in Tommy is memorable, at least.

Those are off the top of my head - and yes, all of them do not deserve mention - but were still rather effective.

Roy Tucker
10-13-2006, 08:48 AM
"Born To Be Wild" in "Easy Rider"
"Unchained Melody" in "Ghost"
"It Had To Be You" in "When Harry Met Sally"
"Rock Around the Clock" in "The Blackboard Jungle"
"Puttin' on the Ritz" in "Young Frankenstein"

RFS62
10-13-2006, 09:05 AM
"Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid



My wife's uncle played the trumpet solo on that song.

RedsFan75
10-13-2006, 09:23 AM
Johnny Lang's - "Paint it Black" during the perfect game in "For Love of the Game"?

And Why nothing from "The Blues Brothers"
Ray Charles - Shake your Tailfeathers, Or John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom Boom" or Aretha's "Think"! :)

GAC
10-13-2006, 09:29 AM
My wife's uncle played the trumpet solo on that song.

Really?

I always thought Katherine Ross was hot in that pic. I just got a DVD copy of it a couple weeks ago.

"Rawhide" and R-E-S-P-E-C-T... Blues Brothers

dabvu2498
10-13-2006, 09:38 AM
Lots of good music in Forrest Gump.

"Rebel Rouser" by Duane Eddy comes to mind.

Falls City Beer
10-13-2006, 10:11 AM
"Kool Thing" Sonic Youth--Surviving Desire

Johnny Footstool
10-13-2006, 10:47 AM
My favorite thing about "Layla" in Goodfellas was that they cut to the beautifully perfect second movement of the song. That piano sends chills down my spine.

Chip R
10-13-2006, 10:48 AM
"Puttin' on the Ritz" in "Young Frankenstein"

Cracks me up like a little kid every time I watch it. :laugh:

Another one that's a little tough to watch is "Stuck In The Middle With You" in Reservoir Dogs.

BuckWoody
10-13-2006, 10:51 AM
"Hotel California" by Los Lobos in The Big Lebowski when they introduce Jesus Quintana.

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You said it man.

savafan
10-13-2006, 10:51 AM
Led Zep wrote "Free Bird"? Must have been during my lost years! :lol:



It was late. :p:

You know what the first thought was on my mind when I woke up this morning?

"Skynnyrd, you idiot!!!" :help:

Johnny Footstool
10-13-2006, 11:02 AM
Another one that's a little tough to watch is "Stuck In The Middle With You" in Reservoir Dogs.

#6 on the list, should be #2.

What about Journey's "Any Way You Want It" in Caddyshack? A seminal moment in comedy that set up Journey as the party band for lowbrow idiots (like myself).

How about "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates" from Boogie Nights?

But one that absolutely MUST be on the list is haunting, poignant use of "Sister Christian" in that same movie. They should teach entire film classes based on that scene.

dabvu2498
10-13-2006, 11:14 AM
"Oye Como Va" -- Santana -- Carlito's Way

westofyou
10-13-2006, 11:20 AM
Frankenfurter it's all over.....

http://www.samuraielectricians.com/cast/pics/movie-riff.jpg

Chip R
10-13-2006, 11:24 AM
#6 on the list, should be #2.

What about Journey's "Any Way You Want It" in Caddyshack? A seminal moment in comedy that set up Journey as the party band for lowbrow idiots (like myself).

But one that absolutely MUST be on the list is haunting, poignant use of "Sister Christian" in that same movie. They should teach entire film classes based on that scene.


Oh, man! I should have checked the list. :doh:

I agree about "Sister Christian". I think of that scene every time they play that when Dunn comes up to bat.

GridironGrace
10-13-2006, 11:34 AM
I feel pretty

oh so pretty

so pretty and witty and wissssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol

that was hilarious in Anger Management


and Sky rockets in flight!!! Ancher man :) lol

and another i always liked was Thunderstruck in Varsity Blues

Falls City Beer
10-13-2006, 12:51 PM
"Don't Fear the Reaper"--BOC--Halloween

Falls City Beer
10-13-2006, 12:52 PM
The opening theme to Ghost Dog by RZA. Don't know the name.

westofyou
10-13-2006, 12:53 PM
"Don't Fear the Reaper"--BOC--Halloween

I saw that opening night at the 20th Century in Oakley, scared the crap out of me.

Falls City Beer
10-13-2006, 12:55 PM
I saw that opening night at the 20th Century in Oakley, scared the crap out of me.

Funny, I saw it at Mt. Healthy the opening weekend of its re-release in 1979.

My parents took me. Parenting ruled back then.

Chip R
10-13-2006, 12:55 PM
"Don't Fear the Reaper"--BOC--Halloween


Was that with or without cowbell?

Falls City Beer
10-13-2006, 12:56 PM
Was that with or without cowbell?

With even more, of course.

westofyou
10-13-2006, 12:56 PM
My parents took me. Parenting ruled back then.

Yeah, we had a local dad take us to the Exorcist at Gold Circle... I slept with the lights on that night.

Ltlabner
10-13-2006, 01:33 PM
The use of the Stones "gimme shelter" in Casino is pretty good. Not top 10 material by any means, but good.

Sweetstop
10-13-2006, 01:58 PM
Slave To Love - Bryan Ferry (9 1/2 Weeks)
Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward & The Dominos (Bull Durham)
Make Someone Happy - Jimmy Durante (Sleepless In Seattle)
Sinnerman - Nina Simone (The Thomas Crown Affair..Pierce Brosnan version)
Dimming Of The Day - Richard and Linda Thompson (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood)
Powder Your Face With Sunshine - Dean Martin (L.A. Confidential)
I'll Close My Eyes - Dinah Washington (The Bridges of Madison County)
I'm Beginning To See The Light - Bobby Darin (Swingers)
Tiny Dancer - Elton John (Almost Famous)

Chip R
10-13-2006, 03:29 PM
Sixty Minute Man - Billy Ward & The Dominos (Bull Durham)


Excellent choice. :thumbup:

Falls City Beer
10-13-2006, 04:24 PM
The zombies' mall theme in Dawn of the Dead (the original) as performed by Goblin.

Blimpie
10-13-2006, 08:16 PM
"In A Gadda Da Vida" by Iron Butterfly during the closing scene in Manhunter when The Tooth Fairy gets iced by the CSI dude.

Edited: Oops. I didn't see this one at # 20 on the list.

Blimpie
10-13-2006, 08:20 PM
...and I'd have to agree with Stewie Griffin on this one:

The piano solo at the end of every episode of The Incredible Hulk when Bill Bixby is shown hitchhiking to another unsuspecting town (sniff, sniff).

Yachtzee
10-13-2006, 11:22 PM
Ride of the Valkyries - Apocalypse Now

Chip R
10-14-2006, 12:06 AM
Ride of the Valkyries - Apocalypse Now


Great choice.

Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor - Rollerball.

Dom Heffner
10-14-2006, 12:11 AM
Yeah, we had a local dad take us to the Exorcist at Gold Circle... I slept with the lights on that night.


The commercials for the Exorcist scared me so bad that my mother wrote a letter to the editor that got published in the weekly "TV Guide" insert of the Sunday paper.

Not only was I a wuss, the whole town of Cincinnati knew it.

Yachtzee
10-14-2006, 10:39 AM
March of the Torreadors - Bad News Bears

Johnny Footstool
10-14-2006, 04:54 PM
March of the Torreadors - Bad News Bears

Excellent.

Falls City Beer
10-14-2006, 05:24 PM
Excellent.

Agree completely. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. What a great movie. And better yet, what a great (and forgotten) message: life sucks, you lose all the time, but you can always throw beer bottles at the Man.

:thumbup:

cincinnati chili
10-14-2006, 06:49 PM
The use of the Stones "gimme shelter" in Casino is pretty good. Not top 10 material by any means, but good.

Just saw "The Departed" last night. Recommended. Gimme Shelter shows up again, as does a cover of Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb.

cincinnati chili
10-14-2006, 06:54 PM
But one that absolutely MUST be on the list is haunting, poignant use of "Sister Christian" in that same movie. They should teach entire film classes based on that scene.

I agree. I thought that was great.

I'll nominate "Somewhere over the rainbow" in Face-Off.

And just to be contrary, I was really cheesed out by the "Tiny Dancer" scene in "Almost Famous," despite liking the movie overall.

I also detest the movie "Say Anything," which has always tainted that Peter Gabriel song for me.

Mutaman
10-14-2006, 09:37 PM
1. The Ronettes doing "Be My Baby" over the opening credits to Mean Streets.

2. Creedence doing "Looking Out My Back Door" over the scene in the Big Labowski where the Dude is driving down the street smoking a joint and drinking a beer, starts grooving to Credence, realizes he's being followed, tries to throw the joint out his window but forgets that the window's closed, sees the joint fall on his crotch, pours the beer on his crotch to put the joint out, and then, just as the song is ending, drives into a tree.

3. Every song in The Harder They Come, and every Hank Williams song in The Last Picture Show.

TeamCasey
10-14-2006, 09:47 PM
Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

mth123
10-14-2006, 10:45 PM
I'm not a deep thinker when it comes to these types of things. I just like to be entertained. I like a lot of the ones already mentioned. Here's a couple: I thought "Build Me Up Buttercup" worked well in Something About Mary and really thought "Let it Snow" was good on the closing credits of Die Hard. "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" became a minor hit all over again after being featured in Top Gun.

And..since this is primarily a baseball sight "Wild Thing" in Major League (crowd singing) and "I'll Be Loving you Always" in Pride of the Yankees (it was "their song"). I know those aren't really the point of what you are thinking of though.

GAC
10-15-2006, 06:41 AM
CCR's Bad Moon Rising - American Werewolf In London.

War's Low Rider - Up In Smoke

And I know it was already mentioned on the list, but every time I hear various Door's songs anymore it brings back Apocalypse Now.

mth123
10-15-2006, 08:58 AM
CCR's Bad Moon Rising - American Werewolf In London.


Good choice. I should've thought of that one.

RedsFan75
10-16-2006, 11:55 AM
Since GAC mentioned Apocalypse Now, how about he "Ride of the Valkyries" during that Helio scene!!!

Puffy
10-16-2006, 12:10 PM
No South Park?

You guys suck. Uncle F***** is brilliant!

flyer85
10-16-2006, 03:21 PM
The campfire scene from Blazing Saddles.

I thought it was quite musical.

... or maybe "Volare" from the Hollywood Knights.

Johnny Footstool
10-16-2006, 06:09 PM
No South Park?

You guys suck. Uncle F***** is brilliant!

Yes, truly brilliant, but it was written especially for the movie, which places it outside the parameters of this list.

Details, details.

vaticanplum
10-16-2006, 06:24 PM
And just to be contrary, I was really cheesed out by the "Tiny Dancer" scene in "Almost Famous," despite liking the movie overall.

I also detest the movie "Say Anything," which has always tainted that Peter Gabriel song for me.

Yes and yes. Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies, but there are at least ten better musical moments in the film.

As to the second one, I hate that movie. I'm not a John Cusack fan, actually (and will never forgive him for butchering High Fidelity, one of my favorite books). I've nearly been expelled from girldom on numerous occasions for both of these things.

Sweetstop
10-16-2006, 06:34 PM
Yes and yes. Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies, but there are at least ten better musical moments in the film.

As to the second one, I hate that movie. I'm not a John Cusack fan, actually (and will never forgive him for butchering High Fidelity, one of my favorite books). I've nearly been expelled from girldom on numerous occasions for both of these things.

I mentioned Tiny Dancer because the scene and the music seems to stand out from the rest of the movie.

I love Cusack and certainly enjoyed High Fidelity...my daughter used to live in that neighborhood. I do think Say Anything is overrated. Do you dislike Robert Downey, Jr. too, VP? I'll watch anything he's in.

vaticanplum
10-16-2006, 06:45 PM
I love Cusack and certainly enjoyed High Fidelity...my daughter used to live in that neighborhood. I do think Say Anything is overrated. Do you dislike Robert Downey, Jr. too, VP? I'll watch anything he's in.

I like Robert Downey, Jr., very talented. And Cusack is not without talent either and has been in some great movies...I just don't like him.

The High Fidelity dislike is almost totally on basis of comparison with the book. That book is a huge favorite of mine. And it is so quintessentially British. In fact, when Nick Hornby was asked what the book was about before it was released, he said, "It's about being British." Not about music, not about men and mid-life crises, but about being British. To take that away took away a lot for me, especially in the way of humor, and I didn't feel that it translated or that that aspect of it was adequately replaced. I'm not a stickler for books I love being made into movies; usually I find that either they've been translated well (Angela's Ashes, a lot of Jane Austen) or they've been re-interpreted to take on lives of their own (the most recent Harry Potters, actually). The High Fidelity movie did neither. It just seemed like a total vanity project to me -- "I love this book, I love Chicago, so I'm going to make a movie of the book and put it in Chicago." Without really moving over the "British" aspect to a "midwest" one or whatever, which they could have done. Plus they changed the entire MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE BOOK, the turning point, which changes everything, and just glossed over it like that would work. Whatevs.

So anyway, that was off-topic. Obviously, I love that book quite a lot. I think it is a modern classic.

Sweetstop
10-16-2006, 07:10 PM
I like Robert Downey, Jr., very talented. And Cusack is not without talent either and has been in some great movies...I just don't like him.

The High Fidelity dislike is almost totally on basis of comparison with the book. That book is a huge favorite of mine. And it is so quintessentially British. In fact, when Nick Hornby was asked what the book was about before it was released, he said, "It's about being British." Not about music, not about men and mid-life crises, but about being British. To take that away took away a lot for me, especially in the way of humor, and I didn't feel that it translated or that that aspect of it was adequately replaced. I'm not a stickler for books I love being made into movies; usually I find that either they've been translated well (Angela's Ashes, a lot of Jane Austen) or they've been re-interpreted to take on lives of their own (the most recent Harry Potters, actually). The High Fidelity movie did neither. It just seemed like a total vanity project to me -- "I love this book, I love Chicago, so I'm going to make a movie of the book and put it in Chicago." Without really moving over the "British" aspect to a "midwest" one or whatever, which they could have done. Plus they changed the entire MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE BOOK, the turning point, which changes everything, and just glossed over it like that would work. Whatevs.

So anyway, that was off-topic. Obviously, I love that book quite a lot. I think it is a modern classic.


I haven't read the book, or About A Boy, for that matter. I do like both movies. Maybe if I read the books I'd have a different perspective. Didn't mean to set you off....:)

I'm a bit of an Anglophile, so I definitely should read it.

Now, what the h... is this about not liking sweet John Cusack? ;)

Blimpie
10-16-2006, 10:31 PM
The campfire scene from Blazing Saddles.

I thought it was quite musical.

... or maybe "Volare" from the Hollywood Knights.The one-armed violinist ruled...

"Zats impossible...He grobbed eet vith hees deek!!"

Yachtzee
10-16-2006, 11:55 PM
I like Robert Downey, Jr., very talented. And Cusack is not without talent either and has been in some great movies...I just don't like him.

The High Fidelity dislike is almost totally on basis of comparison with the book. That book is a huge favorite of mine. And it is so quintessentially British. In fact, when Nick Hornby was asked what the book was about before it was released, he said, "It's about being British." Not about music, not about men and mid-life crises, but about being British. To take that away took away a lot for me, especially in the way of humor, and I didn't feel that it translated or that that aspect of it was adequately replaced. I'm not a stickler for books I love being made into movies; usually I find that either they've been translated well (Angela's Ashes, a lot of Jane Austen) or they've been re-interpreted to take on lives of their own (the most recent Harry Potters, actually). The High Fidelity movie did neither. It just seemed like a total vanity project to me -- "I love this book, I love Chicago, so I'm going to make a movie of the book and put it in Chicago." Without really moving over the "British" aspect to a "midwest" one or whatever, which they could have done. Plus they changed the entire MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE BOOK, the turning point, which changes everything, and just glossed over it like that would work. Whatevs.

So anyway, that was off-topic. Obviously, I love that book quite a lot. I think it is a modern classic.


I should read some Nick Hornby. I haven't done it yet, but I enjoyed the British film version of "Fever Pitch." I haven't watched the US version because A) I really don't think Jimmy Fallon is good at anything other than laughing at his own jokes; and B) I still can't believe MLB allowed them to desecrate the Boston Red Sox' first World Series celebration since 1918 by letting Fallon and Drew Barrymore onto the field to film that stupid kiss scene.

RedsFan75
10-17-2006, 09:36 AM
I should read some Nick Hornby. I haven't done it yet, but I enjoyed the British film version of "Fever Pitch." I haven't watched the US version because A) I really don't think Jimmy Fallon is good at anything other than laughing at his own jokes; and B) I still can't believe MLB allowed them to desecrate the Boston Red Sox' first World Series celebration since 1918 by letting Fallon and Drew Barrymore onto the field to film that stupid kiss scene.

Ahh Yes, the MLB during the Selig era!

Johnny Footstool
10-17-2006, 10:45 AM
Remember the "Spiderman 2" decorations on the bases a couple of years ago?

westofyou
10-17-2006, 11:33 AM
I should read some Nick Hornby. I haven't done it yet, but I enjoyed the British film version of "Fever Pitch." I haven't watched the US version because A) I really don't think Jimmy Fallon is good at anything other than laughing at his own jokes; and B) I still can't believe MLB allowed them to desecrate the Boston Red Sox' first World Series celebration since 1918 by letting Fallon and Drew Barrymore onto the field to film that stupid kiss scene.
Fever Pitch is great, any baseball fanatic should read it, it shrinks the ocean with the similarities between a football fans life and a baseball fans life as far as I am concerned.

High Fidelity and About a Boy, both are fabulous reads too.

Betterread
10-17-2006, 07:43 PM
My four choices represent visual and musical combination I never could imagine before viewing them.

1. Beethoven's 9th symphony in A Clockwork Orange - this paen to peace - just totally misunderstood by Alex.
2. Perfect Day by Lou Reed in Trainspotting - the song that plays when this junkie ODs and nearly dies - creepy.
3. Chopin's Nocturne in Bflat Minor - played at the end of Pelle the Conqueror when the boy decides to leave his father and lead his own path in life - just awesome.
4. All out of love by Air Supply - in Happiness, where Cathryn Mannheim and Philip Seymour Hoffman (playing two horrible, pathetic characters) dance.

Casey_21
10-29-2006, 06:24 PM
Danger Zone-Top Gun
Danny Boy- Memphis Belle
Welcome To The Road- Fabulous Baker Boys
Picking Out a Thermos- The Jerk ;)

Have to think of some more.. my girl is riding my :mooner: right now.