In honor of Josh Ritter’s lovely yet heartwrenching new album, inspired by the tragic disintegration of his marriage, I’ve compiled a mix of some of my favorite breakup songs. To keep this at a reasonable number, I’ve limited it to songs from the last 15 years (apologies to Bob Dylan,…
This song is one of my all time favourites and this scene is one of the most memorable of any movie I’ve ever seen. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master), he puts together something that is rarely seen in movies, each of the main characters sings a portion of the song ands then is edited together to make the whole song (simple enough once you watch it).
With a cast that boasts the likes of Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, William H Macy, John C. Reilly and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, each of the characters stories entwine in some way and to have parts of this song sung by these characters it really does link them all together in this way.
The song is beautiful in it’s own right, as Aimee Mann wrote songs for the movie herself, but with the added input by the actors it gives the scene more emotion and depth than the song could have on its own and it is probably why Paul Thomas Anderson continues to make great cinematic movies.
I take pills to function, my function being only to use the Internet, a tool sold under the premise of gaining intelligence, to look at cats and pics of Shannyn Sossamon. The future is like, now, man. Time is a can of lone star and something something cigarettes and god.
Their on-again-off-again relationship lasted 16 years, ending in 1989 when Nicholson knocked up a woman 12 years his junior. This, after Huston, whose nick name for Nicholson was, ahem, ‘the hot pole,’ had begged him for years to have kids. So Huston did what any woman in that situation would: She busted onto the set of Nicholson’s The Two Jakes and beat the crap out of him while he was in the middle of a take. Team Anjelica for life.