The Virgin Suicides, the directorial debut of Ms. Sophia Coppola, adapted from the book by Jeffrey Eugenides. A tragic tale, chilling really…The Virgin Suicides aged well, unlike Lost In Translation, which I thought was fan-fucking-tastic in the theater each of three times I saw it…But then when it was finally released on DVD/Video I just didn’t think it was all that great anymore. But pish posh we are not here to discuss such things, we are here to discuss The Virgin Suicides…

The soundtrack might have been better than the film (this is true for all three of her films actually) One track in particular…Are you ready for it? Ha!

Playground Love by Air this is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard, the soundtrack was released in 2000 and this song has been playing on my headphones ever since. I never get sick of it, it plays and I am lost in Gordon Tracks wispy lyrics, so this is indeed an obvious “All Time Favorite” for me. Air is actually getting ready to release a new album (Winter 2007) but until then may I present to you…

Playground Love (mp3 expired) – Air

The Virgin Suicides Original Soundtrack


12 Responses to “All Time Favorite #4”

  1. drainpip on November 28th, 2006 9:41 pm

    I’ve always loved this song, and I love the instrumental version they put together for the soundtrack as well.

  2. Don't Need Anything on November 28th, 2006 10:25 pm

    oh…this song is SO sexy to me. is that weird?

  3. Rachel on November 28th, 2006 10:55 pm

    drainpip, indeed the instrumental version is just lovely…

    But I do agree with Matthew this song is ever so sexy with Gordon’s vocals. And no that is not weird. ;)

  4. tad on November 28th, 2006 11:10 pm

    i am in awe of the consistency of your posting and how much i love pretty much everything you put up. i was just wondering — i don’t see an archive on your site to go back further than your ten most recent…am i just not seeing it? i want to go back further, especially to see what was all-time favorite number 1!

  5. Rachel on November 28th, 2006 11:22 pm

    Awww I feel special…Seriously
    Ok well you ask and you shall receive :)

    Thank you!

  6. mjrc on November 29th, 2006 9:03 am

    i love this tune, too. i only discovered it lately, but it’s definitely got a fantastic groove thing going on. i love the sax part, especially.

  7. tad on November 29th, 2006 9:56 am

    well that was easy! i’ll have to think of more things to ask for ;-)

    anyway–woo hoo(!) that esotsm was all-time favorite #1! i had a sneaky feeling that it might have been, considering what great taste you have

    and now i see that you linked it for me in your beck post comments–sorry for the unnecessary inconvenience :-)

  8. w.a.fading on November 29th, 2006 5:24 pm

    In an obvious way, all I need (sigh) is Air, and they take me to a very special place full of smiles, laughter and, erm, oh yeah, suicide… :)

    Lovely post Rachel, you’ve a great way of capturing the important bits in a sound, a film and a moment.

    For example, ‘fan-fucking-tastic’ was my exact thought after I saw Lost In Translation as well. :)

  9. Andy on November 29th, 2006 7:47 pm

    That is a wonderful song. I haven’t seen The Virgin Suicides in forever. I must see it again soon.

    And I’m just the opposite – I hated Lost in Translation when I first saw it. Seeing it again on DVD made me appreciate it more I think.

  10. Rachel on November 29th, 2006 10:25 pm

    Geez what a day…It is 9pm and I am just now able to respond and browse the net…

    mjrc, I love the sax too! It is just so lovely, one of the reasons this song is a fav. :)

    tad, no inconvienence I didn’t even realize I linked to it…Did I? I don’t see it…OMG I am losing my mind and so are you! ;)

    w.a.fading, thank you. I knew you would love this post tis a factor in my reasons for posting. :)

    Andy, you must indeed. And I find it interesting that you felt the opposite…I saw it three times in the theatre and loved it each time…Then saw it when it came out on DVD and I was just, ehhhh…
    Hmmm everything is relative I suppose.

  11. Jlb on November 29th, 2006 11:13 pm

    I just picked up the film The Virgin Suicides last week since I am very excited about Sophia’s current film being based on Antonia Frasier’s alt historical account. I suspect regardless of whether or not we like a particular film that she puts out in the future, we will enjoy the music since she has some great choices in her soundtracks. Having said that, I think she is going to put out some really fine films in her lifetime. Thanks for the post!

  12. FiL on November 29th, 2006 11:45 pm

    Yes, those Air blokes have grown on me, I must admit. Started off thinking they were glorified muzak, but have long since revised this benighted opinion.

    And two more films for the DVD list…

    Dearest Wife just finished Middlesex by Eugenides, and praised it fulsomely

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