Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lucky Trumble

For some reason, I've always had a special relationship with music.  (Dorkiest line ever to a blog post, but just stick with me.)  I think it has to do with the fact that my dad has always been so musically-inclined.  I hear certain riffs and they stick with me for a long, long time.  Music means so much to me, it's such a great form of expression and creativity.  One of my all-time favorite movies is Almost Famous, which has a stellar soundtrack.  It's honestly one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard, and it even won a Grammy in 2000.  It's chock full of Led Zeppelin, Simon and Garfunkel, The Allman Brothers Band, Cat Stevens, and Elton John (all favorites of mine) plus a ton of others.

I watched Elizabethtown tonight, and during the whole movie, the non-lyrical music kept striking a chord in me (no pun intended).  I felt like I'd heard something like it before, and about halfway through the movie, I realized it sounded really similar to the music in Almost Famous.  I loved it- and I'm not usually a huge fan of instrumental music.  

When the movie ended, I immediately looked it up online and was so proud of myself!  Almost Famous and Elizabethtown were both directed by Cameron Crowe!  Who is married to Nancy Wilson of the band Heart.  She wrote a lot of the instrumental pieces for Almost Famous AND Elizabethtown!  

Two great movies, two great soundtracks.  If you haven't seen either, I would highly recommend them- Almost Famous is better, but Elizabethtown was great in it's quirky little way.


lindsey said...

i love almost famous, it's one of my favorite movies ever

elaina said...

cameron crowe is my favorite director :)