Monday, August 3, 2009

Schwatzman steals the show, twice.

In the movie Funny People, Jason Schwatzman plays the role of an arrogant, self-loving actor, star-struck by himsef (an extension of his self-righteous character, Max Fischer, in Wes Anderson's 1998 film Rushmore). While he plays that role on screen, he also manages to invisibly make his way into the picture through his music.

Although there are a handful of solid tracks throughout the film, Schwartzman's band Coconut Records contributes two tracks that were particularly striking to me. If you've ever known the feeling of walking away from a movie saying, "I have to get that soundtrack," Funny People will most likely be added to your archives. "Wires" and "I am Young" are worth looking up.

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