September 20, 2007

our life is not a movie...

i lifted this behind the scenes video off goldenfiddle...i'm pretty much stealing everything from there these days...i'm guessing that after posting the new ween song & noting the comparisons to santana, spencer sloan was reminded of the second scene in zodiac, which prominently features "soul sacrifice" & started looking for zodiac stuff on youtube...the opening scene, by the way, brilliantly showcases "hurdy gurdy man" by donovan, & pretty much changes the way i'll ever listen to that song again...anyways, the video is a great find for what is probably my favorite movie of the year so far...
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...unfortunately, zodiac hasn't faced very stiff competition, as the crop of films released in the past nine months have failed to generate very much excitement...of course, there are a handful that i have yet to see, which are out now & look pretty good; like once, no end in sight, the king of kong, sunshine, rescue dawn, 3:10 to yuma, the hunting party & starting tomorrow, eastern promises...but from the movies i have seen this year, these have been my favorites:
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01. zodiac
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*this didn't quite meet expectations, but the scene where michael cera sings "these eyes" by the criminally underrated guess who is reason enough for it to be on the list.
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...not a bad group of movies, but traditionally the best films each year are released during the fall & winter, just in time for awards season...i never understood this, why don't studios spread it out a little? that way great films (like last years children of men) don't get lost in the shuffle, plus the best movie of all time was released in march (the godfather), so...anyways, the previous list is probably going to change quite a bit by the end of the year, here are some of the movies i'm thinking might have a chance to be on it:
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07. juno ...(trailer)
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1 comment:

biondi said...

Good call on Hurdy Gurdy Man. I had never really thought of that as sounding "haunting" until seeing Zodiac...which was an awesome movie.
Did you know that Donovan was buddies with the Beatles and they sang backup on a lot of his songs?
Wear Your Love Like Heaven is the tune from the Simpsons when Homer smokes.
Mountain is the basis of Mountain Jam.
I am going to see Across the Universe this week and I'll let you know how it is.