I have a few random tracks I’ve been digging taken from some recent releases and some not so recent…A little indie-pop to brighten your Sunday along with some dreamy indie-rock to sweep you to far away lands.

mp3: Say What You WillThe Lea Shores
Guillotine 2007Get It

mp3: Your Fridge And I, The InsomniacThe Camaromance
Different Paths 2006Get It

mp3: ThursdayAsobi Seksu
Friendly Fire Recordings Sampler 2007Get It

mp3: Faster PeachThe Harvey Girls
Declinate 2007Get It

On another note, I’ve seen a few great films in the past couple of weeks that deserve a mention and a couple out on DVD as well:

“The TV Set”
Written and Directed by Jake Kasdan
Quite a funny flick (Mentok, I highly recommend)

“The Namesake”
Screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala, Directed by Mira Nair
My mom wanted to see this film so we went for her birthday, I’ve been raving about it ever since.

Written and Directed by Adrienne Shelly
This was a good film, I enjoyed it but there were a couple of things that just didn’t work for me. If you see it, chime in and we can discuss.


“Little Children”
Written and Directed by Todd Field

Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar


7 Responses to “Sunday Mini Mix”

  1. mjrc on May 6th, 2007 11:16 am

    i loved the book the namesake and am curious if you thought the movie does it justice? so often i find i don’t like the films made of my favorite books.

  2. Rachel on May 6th, 2007 11:21 am

    Well rarely is a movie better than it’s adapted book…I didn’t read The Namesake unfortunately but I generally agree with you.

    I still think you should see it. ;-)

  3. Tara on May 7th, 2007 9:34 am

    loving say what you will. loving.
    read the namesake-i really want to see that and i also read little children. love kate winslett. cant wait to see that too.

  4. Mentok the Mind-taker on May 8th, 2007 8:41 am

    Thanks for the movie list. Given your good taste in films, I’ll now adopt this as my priority list.

    Films rarely do justice to the book? Well, I guess that’s right, since “rarely” can be widely interpreted.

    But there are lots of big name examples I can think of, although all of them are certain to start fights with fans of the books:

    – Lord of the Rings – it’s a great story, but Tolkien’s ponderous description makes the books almost unreadable unless you are a cult member. I was so happy the movies came out b/c they relieved me of any future temptation to re-read the books.

    – 1984 – although it’s a great book (one I’ll happily re-read any time), the movie conveyed subtleties easily overlooked in the book.

    I’m sure this list could be easily extended. Any takers for this thread: movies better than the book?

  5. drainpip on May 9th, 2007 10:30 pm

    Better than the book is hard to say… I can make a list that gets bigger the more I think about it on films that at least are as good as the book, or perhaps changed enough to sit on its own terms.

    -Fight Club
    -Field of Dreams
    -Shawshank (had to)
    -Princess Bride
    -Requiem for a Dream
    -Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    I’m sure I’ll come up with more after screaming them out in some feverous dream in the wee hours of the night.

  6. Rachel on May 9th, 2007 10:37 pm

    I haven’t been ignoring you Mentok…I have simply just been thinking, and of course I have to check references and all. As I was refreshing my memory I realized what a difficult question this is…Because I noticed that I seem to choose one or the other except for those obvious cases that you previously mentioned…So I’ve got nothing, pathetic I know…

  7. Mentok the Mind-taker on May 21st, 2007 9:41 am

    I started at the bottom with your movie list. Rented Volver. Very much enjoyed it, good pick. The ‘story within a story within a story’ style reminded me of Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources.

    Penelope Cruz’s character must never have seen Fried Green Tomatoes or she would have figured out a better way to dispose of the body. ;-)
    “Uh, yeah, it’s barbecued pork. My own special recipe. You like it?”

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