Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Music Makes Them Even Better: Wes Anderson Soundtrack Songs

In recognition of the Sun Ray Cinema event, Playin' Hookie with Wes Anderson, I wanted to focus on the music that is always such an integral part of every Anderson movie. The songs set the scene, they make you smile, laugh or cry and even make you tap your toes.

So let me get right to it. My selections, narrowed down to 15, are listed in order by the year the movie was released. The only requirement I had was to pick at least one song from each movie.

"Skating" - Vincent Guaraldi Trio - Bottle Rocket
"Making Time" - The Creation - Rushmore
"The Wind"- Cat Stevens - Rushmore
"Ooh La La" - The Faces - Rushmore
"Lullaby" - Emitt Rhodes - The Royal Tenenbaums
"Christmas Time Is Here" - Vincent Guaraldi Trio - The Royal Tenenbaums
"Life on Mars:?" - David Bowie - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
"The Way I Feel Inside" - The Zombies - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
"Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? - Peter Sarstedt - The Darjeeling Limited
"Strangers" - The Kinks - The Darjeeling Limited
"This Time Tomorrow" - The Kinks - The Darjeeling Limited
"Play With Fire" - The Rolling Stones - The Darjeeling Limited
"Street Fighting Man" - The Rolling Stones - Fantastic Mr. Fox
"Let Her Dance" - Bobby Fuller Four - Fantastic Mr. Fox
"Long Gone Lonesome Blues" - Hank Williams - Moonrise Kingdom

Hope you enjoy the music and to really experience it, get yourself down to the Sun Ray Theater today. The first movie, The Darjeeling Limited, starts at noon. If you're gonna play hookie, you may as well do it while watching about 14 hours worth of Wes Anderson movies. Plus if you make it for all seven movies, you'll have a chance to win Anderson's entire collection on DVD, donated by the escape hatch. It doesn't get any better than that now does it? Well besides maybe getting a part in one of his movies.

1 comment:

  1. Rue St. Vincent: Rushmore (in Ms. Cross' bedroom)