I cut my hair really short once, and my mother yelled, “Ano’ng tingin mo sa sarili mo, Winona Ryder?!?” Busted. (Maybe it was the black teeny-floral-print dress I had made?) I was in love with Lelaina Pierce and up until this day I still wear dresses that look like doilies. That soundtrack will always get me sickly sentimental–and though this confession dates me, I don’t care. #RealityBitesForever
This soundtrack is perfect. And anyone who knows me well knows that Aimee Mann is my singing-songwriting goddess. Throw in a Harry Nilsson cover, Supertramp and that golden Jon Brion touch and you will have my lifelong devotion. I still play it in the car every now and then.
Useless trivia: I end up meeting Aimee Mann, Jon Brion, and Roger Hodgson on three separate occasions. I totally believe in the Law of Attraction now.
Fresh from a breakup, I managed to scoot over to Greenbelt and I watched this film alone. Good, because I was a weeping mess by the time the movie was over. Beck’s cover of The Korgis’ “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime” slays me every time. Michel Gondry film + Jon Brion soundtrack = PERFECTION.
This is one of my all-time fave movies–I’m a massive Wong Kar-Wai & Christopher Doyle fan, and this soundtrack actually did the film justice. Michael Galasso & Shigeru Umebayashi pulled a musical coup on this one–how can you forget those lush visuals accompanied by Nat King Cole singing “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas?”
Another Law of Attraction situation: I met Maggie Cheung at a café in Paris. I would hope to meet Bryan Ferry one day!
How predictable is it for a quirky Asian girl to pick out this Ultimate Quirky Girl soundtrack? I need not explain myself anymore. Though I only found out recently that Yann Tiersen was the culprit behind the music. Brilliant.
My friend Sharon gave me a copy as a gift during my time as a Sanctum musician. My mind was blown. The Beatles gems as performed by Aimee Mann, Eddie Vedder, Nick Cave, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright… WHUTTTTTTT?!?!?! An all-time favorite.
Total cliché: This soundtrack was blasting in my ears during a trip to Japan many years ago. A great example of how a well-thought-of soundtrack completes a beautiful film.
Bonus: It’s one of my earliest samplings of Phoenix, a band I love so dearly to this day.
Just precious–and knowing the people behind the movie and the music makes the audio-visual experience even more meaningful. (And yes, I still think Mikey Amistoso is the Jon Brion of the Philippines.)