Dead Melodies (mp3 expired) – Beck
From Adaptation (2002)
Available on Mutations (1998) [Get it]

This All Time Favorite almost didn’t happen but then while I was requesting pip’s vote on a possible ATF contender it dawned on me and then suddenly the clouds in the sky parted and golden rays shined from the heavens and I was granted immortality…Actually wait can I change what’s granted to me because I would so much rather have the ability to teleport! That would be so rad! But I have really just gone off on a fanciful tangent that may have been exaggerated just a smidgen…

Going in to see Adaptation in the theater I don’t really remember anticipating it’s release but I loved this film! Directed by the very cool Spike Jonze who also directed Being John Malkovich, as well as numerous music videos for artists like Björk and the Beastie Boys.
The screenplay was written by the Kaufman brothers and I think it is Charlie Kaufman and Donald Kaufman who really deserve the gold stars for how well this film turned out.
I must add that I think it might just be my favorite Nicholas Cage film who is actually playing Charlie and Donald Kaufman in the film. (He was unbelievable in Leaving Las Vegas but I mean you don’t feel like celebrating much of anything after watching that film)

And of course Beck’s, Dead Melodies makes Adaptation an official All Time Favorite. Happy day! It’s Friday! Next up I’ll rewind the week…

Last little query of the day…Is it wrong of me to find this just a bit ridiculous? The headline reads, What made us care about Nicole?
Seriously? I care about the baby she supposedly had a few months ago, I mean does anyone care about that? (sorry there is my gossipy two cents on a bit of Hollywood star soap opera crazy talk)


9 Responses to “All Time Favorite #11”

  1. Rich on February 9th, 2007 5:38 am

    I like Adaptation alright, but don’t love it. I do have a DVD of it on the shelf though thanks to an impulse buy and a deep discount.

    Good Beck song. And you weren’t kidding when you said you had a thing for soundtracks. Wow.

  2. tad on February 9th, 2007 9:55 am

    hmm…i’m pretty sure that donald kaufman, despite the writing credit, is fictional. i loved this one, and charlie is one incredible screenwriter. “you are what you love, not what loves you”…i wonder if the jenny lewis song “you are what you love” means she’s a fan of this movie.

  3. mjrc on February 9th, 2007 11:01 am

    i love this movie, too. i need to watch it again.

    on to the more important things. i think the only reason i care about anna nicole is because i’m hormonal! no, really, it is the baby i feel sorry for, although (and forgive me for saying this) she might be better off without her natural mother in the picture. of course, who am i to judge? i think the whole thing is just incredibly sad.

  4. Rachel on February 9th, 2007 12:37 pm

    Wow? Do you want to fight me Rich? We can play a little game of soundtrack trivia and just to keep it fair we will have another category, “Bands that hail from GA”. ;-)

    Tad corrects a very important error I have made, for Donald is a fictional character I seem to have gotten swept up into the fantasy and have misplaced the reality file. And we should ask Jenny Lewis if she is a fan of this movie, I would be interested to know. :)

    marcy, you should watch it again I agree tonight even!
    Who are you to judge? Who am I judge? Who is judging really? ;-)

  5. Mentok the Mindtaker on February 9th, 2007 1:25 pm

    You needn’t feel bad about forgetting Donald Kaufman is fictional. Apparently, so did the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who nominated him for a Golden Globe.

    (actually so did AMPAS, but I think they were in on the joke.)

  6. mjrc on February 9th, 2007 3:05 pm

    well, i’m kind of judging . . . ;-)

  7. Wayne on February 9th, 2007 6:20 pm

    I’m not a big Cage fan but I thought he was excellent in Adaptation. And Adaptation was excellent until the closing 30 mins, which I assume was Kaufmann sending up Hollywood films. Well thats what I took from it. I think Being John Malkovich was better, but that film was close to perfection.

  8. FiL on February 10th, 2007 5:42 am

    Dearest Rachel, there I was last night in our local video store looking for something that Dearest Wife and I would enjoy watching together. Lo and behold, I came across Adaptation, recalled this here post, and took it home, hoping for the best.

    And it did not disappoint. Wife & I enjoyed its rather intense humour and the way the story folded in upon itself. So many thanks for an excellent recommendation!!

    P.S. A couple of years ago I bumped into Nicolas Cage one night in Paris on the Champs Elysees when I chanced upon the French premier of National Treasure. Most surreal.

  9. Rachel on February 10th, 2007 1:29 pm

    Mentok, thanks so much for that ;-) I suppose we are all a part of our own jokes and fantasy worlds. *big smile*

    Marcy darling me too. ;-)

    Wayne, I loved Being John Malkovich as well. And hehe I suppose the last 30 min could be taken that way indeed…hehe

    FiL, oh I think I am flying high on cloud 9 right now! So pleased to hear that you and Dearest wife enjoyed Adaptation. Besides me butchering Champs Elysees how was National Treasure? I missed that one. :)

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