Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday Set List: Starring in our own late late show

I've decided I wanna expand a bit on the music-related stuff.

Soundtrack of the Week: Slumdog Millionaire

Tonight I'm going to see Danny Boyle's new film, 127 Hours, so expect a write-up of that on Monday. In the meantime, we can enjoy the music from his last film - and since you're probably well-familiar with "Jai Ho" by now, I'm gonna play the other Oscar-nominated song from the film.

A.R. Rahman with M.I.A., "O...Saya"

Song-about-movies of the Week: "Key Largo"

Self-explanatory, I hope. Any song that name drops a famous actor or movie, or anything related to movies. I always loved the song "Key Largo" by Bertie Higgins, and I love the movie even more. The accompanying video is a tribute to not only Bogie & Bacall, but Hepburn & Tracy as well, but that's okay.

Song-that-would-make-a-good-movie of the Week: "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)"

I like it when songs tell stories. Sometimes Hollywood makes movies out of them. This spot will be for my movie pitch based on a song. So try this one on: in a small New England fishing town, Brandy is a waitress at a popular bar and grill. Sassy and salty, she can mix it up with the sailors who adore her, but her heart belongs to one in particular, whose travels keep him away for months at a time. One day he returns to her and decides he wants to give up the sailing life and finally marry her. For Brandy, it sounds like a dream come true... but is it really what he wants? I picture Frances McDormand in this, or, if you wanna go younger, Renee Zellweger or Sally Hawkins (if she can do an American accent). Low-budget, lots of location shots. Light romantic drama, heavy on character-driven humor.

I'll gladly take requests for future songs.

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