Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Let's Chat

We are going to try something a little different this afternoon. Instead of a post about interior design, style, or entertaining I thought it would be fun to have a little chat about something completely different - music.

I want to know what is your absolute favorite movie soundtrack. If you can't narrow it down to just one tell me all of your favorites. My choices are very creative but what can I say these are my absolute favorite movie soundtracks ever.

The Graduate Soundtrack

Garden State Soundtrack

The Graduate soundtrack needs no explanation. I'm an uber Simon & Garfunkel fan so of course I love it. The Garden State soundtrack was such a wonderful surprise. It introduced me to The Shins and Nick Drake, brought Colin Hay back to life and it has a Simon & Garfunkel song on it. The soundtrack won Zach Braff (the compilation producer) a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for a Motion Picture. I have soft spot for Zach Braff because he's a Jersey boy and I loved Scrubs but I think he makes a better Compilation Producer than an actor. Sorry Zach, I still love you.

So, what's your favorite soundtrack? Do you like this chat idea? If this goes well perhaps I'll do it more often.

Update: A tweet from @maggierose just reminded me that I have another favorite - Vanilla Sky. Camera Crowe is amazing.


  1. chicago, dan in real life, and (gasp!) grease 2.

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  3. grease 2 - gasp is right. i don't know if I can allow that one :) dan in real life is new to me I'll have to check it out.

  4. wow, definately two of my favourite soundtracks too. The 'Magnolia' soundtrack is pretty awesome too.

  5. oooh you're right the Magnolia soundtrack is pretty awesome. James, I just checked out your site & portfolio. I love your A B Sea print!

  6. I love movie soundtracks, maybe its because I'm a visual person and I love movies in general but there's something about the sometimes random mixture of music you probably wouldn't find anywhere else. Now that I'm back at home I've thought of some other really great soundtracks I love:
    The Blues Brothers
    The Life Aquatic (very apt!)
    Kill Bill
    O Brother Where Art Tho
    The Fast and the Furious (haha, just kidding!!)

  7. I can't believe The Life Aquatic wasn't on my list. What's not to love about an all David Bowie soundtrack, in Portuguese.

  8. Garden State, seconded.

    500 Days of Summer is also up there (the extended edition)... although you probably have to be a smiths fan to agree.

  9. jdunstan,

    I am and therefore I agree :)

  10. Damn, I can't leave this alone now!

    Not seen 500 Days of Summer yet but keep meaning to sit down and watch it.

    I think there's a real difference to a good soundtrack you listen to independently of the movie and one that you really enjoy while you're watching the film. One of my favourite 'in-movie' soundtracks has got to be Goodfellas - I love the way the music changes to suit the 'era' and they're all such great tracks, esp. Monkey Man by the Stones.

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