I'm putting the Remedy up early today. I need to forget all about this world for a while — Dave
For me, there is a magical, emotional moment when a song and a movie unforgettably join together. Once that happens, it stays with me forever. If you hear the song, you see the movie. If you see the movie, you hear the song.
I was in high school the first time that happened to me. I saw Mike Nichols' The Graduate that year, and ever since then I've associated Simon And Garfunkle's song Are You Going To Scarborough Fair? with that movie (first clip below). Being only 15 years old at the time, I felt a bit overwhelmed. That magical connection between movie and song has never stopped happening for me in all these years.
I thought I would play a few of those happy associations today. There were many to choose from. Any such list is intensely personal, so if you don't like these selections, keep it to yourself.
- Are You Going To Scarborough Fair? — Simon and Garfunkle, from The Graduate (1967)
- In Your Eyes — Peter Gabriel, Say Anything, directed by Cameron Crow (1989)
- Sway — Anita Kelsey, lip-synched by Jennifer Connelly, Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas (1998)
- Erase/Rewind — The Cardigans, The Thirteenth Floor, directed by Josef Rusnak (1999)
- Secret Garden — Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Maguire, directed by Cameron Crow (1996)