Post by misterselby on Jan 17, 2009 21:42:42 GMT -5
So, S&G and I are chilling in our room in Chicago watching Juno on the HBO. I think it's a good movie, although it loses something after repeated viewing. But the thing that damn near ruins it for me is the shitty soundtrack. That Kimya Dawson/Moldy Figs affected pseudo-folk sound just makes me want to gnaw my own foot off. It's especially sucky because the character of Juno doesn't want to listen to that shit -- she's into the Stooges and the Runaways. So, the mental game I keep playing is the "What Songs Should've Been on the Juno Soundtrack" game. Our top two so far are:
1. Chesterfield King by Jawbreaker 2. Favorite Thing by The Replacements
I love Juno and I don't have anything against Kimya Dawson, but I also always found it weird that the sound track didn't feature more of the bands that Juno is meant to love.. I heard an interview where the director said he asked Ellen Page what music she thought Juno would listen to, and that Ellen Page played him The Moldy Peaches and that's how the soundtrack came about... But surely it's right there in the script that she is obsessed with punk?!
But yeah there should have been some Stooges and Patti Smith clearly, since I think she lists them as faves
Post by gushingblood on Jan 18, 2009 7:27:20 GMT -5
Cat Power - Sea Of Love, is just amazing. I think that there is too much Kimya Dawson on the album, and I find the songs boring after a few listens. The soundtrack is pretty good, but as mentioned, could have definatley done with some Stooges & The Stooges.
Post by beencaughtstealin on Jan 18, 2009 13:22:43 GMT -5
i don't completely hate the soundtrack, but does anyone else think there are just too many songs in the movie? don't get me wrong; i love music in movies, and really believe that songs add a fundamental element to a film, but it seems like there's a new song playing like every 20 seconds in juno. just seems a bit overkill. anyone else feel that way while watching?
When my best friend and I saw it in theaters, we liked the movie but determined it was completely unrealistic. Not because of the language or the story, but because any weird girl like that growing up in the Twin Cities would at least have the 'Mats on her radar.